Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land: South Kingstown

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Laurel Lane Country Club
309 Laurel Lane
West Kingston, RI 02892
This beautiful course in West Kingston has been around for over 45 years and is open to the public. It’s an 18-hole par 71, accompanied by two lounges and a full-service restaurant.
401-783-3844
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South County Commons
50 South County Commons Way
South Kingstown, RI 02879
This sprawling commercial center along Route 1 is home to over 50 shops and services, including several restaurants, a coffee shop and a movie theater.
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Theatre by the Sea
364 Cards Pond Road
Matunuck, RI 02879
The antique barn that houses Theatre by the Sea has seen the likes of Marlon Brando, Carol Channing, Mae West and Groucho Marx on its stage. The company stages Broadway musicals all summer long, and has a restaurant and after-show cabaret.
401-782-8587
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Ryan Center
1 Lincoln Almond Plaza
Kingston, RI 02881
The University of Rhode Island’s multi-purpose 7,700-seat arena in Kingston houses athletics, including the school’s basketball and football programs, but is also a venue for big-name concerts, conventions, trade shows and community events.
401-788-3200
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Contemporary Theater Company
327 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
CTC has a tradition of bringing uniquely entertaining shows to South County. This summer it’s debuting a permanent location in Wakefield, which will offer productions every weekend starting in July, as well as classes in improv and acting for kids and adults.
401-218-0282
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Sons of Liberty Spirits
1425 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Rhode Island’s first whiskey distillery since Prohibition opened less than a year ago, but its Uprising American Whiskey is already making a big splash both in South County and beyond. Tour the distillery and get a taste of what’s brewing.
401-284-4006
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Ocean Mist
895 Matunuck Beach Road
Matunuck, RI 02879
One of Rhode Island's best beach bars features food and music that keep the locals and tourists alike coming back year after year. Esquire magazine has recognized it as one of America's best bars.
401-782-3740
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Tara's Tipperary Tavern
907 Matunuck Beach Road
Matunuck, RI 02879
Rhode Island's oldest Irish pub is open 365 days a year, serving classic Irish and pub fare, including full Irish breakfast.
401-284-4391
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Peace Dale Library
1057 Kingstown Road
Peace Dale, RI 02879
This beautiful, historic public library was built in 1890.
401-789-1555
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