Viva Fall River

Waterfront Sunsets

Fall River’s sunsets, with the USS Massachusetts and the scenic Taunton River as their backdrop, offer a truly unique and unforgettable experience. As the sun sinks below the horizon, a kaleidoscope of warm hues paints the sky, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that is perfect for capturing memories of your visit to the South Coast.

Want the best seat in the house?
Click here to visit the Bicentennial Boardwalk and find the perfect spot along the water.


Urban Oasis

Bristol Community College Pond, 777 Elsbree St.
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A Treasure Trove of Arts

Greater Fall River Art Association, 80 Belmont St
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All Aboard!

Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum, 41 N Main St.

Located in the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River, the Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum displays a rich collection of miniature model trains and railroad memorabilia.

It offers an immersive look into the history of the Old Colony Railroad’s influence on the community, featuring restored train cars, vintage locomotives, and authentic artifacts. The setup, resembling a living “I Spy” game, invites visitors to delve into the detailed miniature towns and buildings.

Spanning over 240 feet of tracks, this museum is a delightful destination for all ages, but it’s important to note that it operates on select weekends due to its volunteer-run status.  For opening hours and special events, check their Facebook page.


A Sweet Ride

The Fall River Carousel & Carousel Creamery at Battleship Cove, 1 Central St.

Nestled within the historic surroundings of Battleship Cove, the Fall River Carousel & Carousel Creamery is the perfect respite from the road, and a great place to take in the beautiful scenes of the waterfront.

The centerpiece of the experience is Carousel No. 54, a beautifully restored antique wooden ride from the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, dating back to around 1919. With its 48 handcrafted horses, the carousel is a true work of art.  The carousel was moved from Pennsylvania to North Dartmouth’s Lincoln Park in 1920, where it remained until the park closed in 1987. Attracting notable figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy during its peak, the park’s closure prompted the Fall River community to fundraise to prevent the carousel’s destruction. It was then relocated and continues to be a cherished Fall River gem.

Before you leave, don’t forget to treat yourself to a scoop of delicious ice cream at the Carousel Creamery!


Al Fresco Fun

Fall River Family Picnic Grove, 994 Jefferson St. Extension

If you’re craving a break from the chorus of “Are we there YET?!”, this family picnic grove on the banks of the South Watuppa Pond could be a trip saver! It’s a beautiful outdoor space with a large picnic area with 17 metal picnic tables, including two that are handicap accessible. The area stays cool even on the hottest summer day because it is surrounded by tall trees and greenery, which makes it a great spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Visitors can also take advantage of the playground and play areas for children, as well as the facilities for cooking and grilling.

Before you go, stop by one of Fall River’s many ethnic markets, like Portugalia Marketplace or Chaves Market, or bakeries, where you can get sweet and savory treats from all over the world!


A “Titanic” Adventure

Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove, 70 Water St
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Peace on Earth

St. Anne’s Shrine, 818 Middle St.
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Into the Woods

Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve
2400 Blossom Rd. Westport

Fall River’s geography is 50/50 urban environment and nature, the latter being the 515-acre Copicut Woods in the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve. This expansive 16,000-acre area safeguards the Watuppa and Copicut watersheds and offers free access for hiking, biking, running, or enjoying the tranquil environment. If you’re short on time but want to enjoy nature, there are accessible ways to appreciate the Bioreserve.

Stretch your legs and get a dose of wildlife by walking the Tattapanum Trail, a loop trail extends just over 1 mile and is in the northwest corner of the North Watuppa Pond.  For a more more challenging excursion, the 20-mile Bioreserve Loop Trail offers a comprehensive tour of the Fall River’s eastern forests and is very dog-friendly. Start from the Watuppa Reservation headquarters at 2929 Blossom Road, where trail maps are available.


Cheers! Hometown Breweries

Troy City Brewing, 16 Anawan St.
Canned Heat Craft Beer, 52 Ferry St.

Fall River boasts two dog-friendly craft breweries—

Troy City Brewing and Canned Heat Craft Beer— that cater to both casual drinkers and beer enthusiasts with a family-friendly, vibrant community vibe. These breweries serve a wide range of handcrafted beers, from traditional to innovative. Whether tasting a new brew, enjoying food truck fare, or enjoying live music, there’s always something memorable happening at one of these local breweries.


A Living Time Capsule

The Lafayette-Durfee House, 94 Cherry St.
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A Work of Art

Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art, 44 Troy St.
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More Ways To Explore

with our self-guided tours

Ice Cream Tour

Meat Pie Tour

Latin American Food Tour

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