Planetarium and Museum of Natural History

Lonely Planet review

In 1871, Betsey Williams, great-great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Providence, donated her farm to the city as a public park. Today this 430-acre expanse of greenery, only a short drive south of Providence, includes lakes and ponds, forest copses and broad lawns, picnic grounds, a Planetarium and Museum of Natural History , an operating Victorian Carousel , greenhouses and Williams’ cottage.