Arts & Culture
‘Take 5 off 195’ means it’s time to enjoy the melting pot of cultures available to you in Fall River. Explore unique public artwork while enjoying warm Portuguese hospitality.
Since you’ve been driving for hours already, we recommend you first loosen up by taking a stroll along the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail.
On your low-intensity stroll on the paved trail (wheelchair accessible) you’ll spot geese, ducks, turtles, and more exciting wildlife.
Colorful murals created by talented local artists also serve as a welcome change of pace from reflective traffic signage along with the skyline formed by historic mill buildings in the distance. The path is 1.4 miles long, but you are welcome to veer off at any point. On a nice day, you can spend at least 60 minutes on the trail.
Take some time to check out a new wooden art installation on the Quequechan River Rail Trail near Wordell Street! To explore more public art on the trail click here.
If it’s a rainy day, we suggest a trip to The Narrows Center for the Arts, a non-profit art and musical performance venue near the city’s waterfront.
Housed in one of our historic brick mill buildings, the Narrows is the cultural mecca of Fall River, housing two visual art galleries, a performance theater, and visual art studios.
You can plan to spend around 30 minutes here, but make sure to call ahead to make sure the venue is open during your visit.
For a more modern art crowd, head over to the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art!
For those who want to do some walking exploration, local artists have created bright-colored murals adorning the sides of several historic buildings to create a city stroll unlike any other.
We suggest you head over to Alexandra’s Boutique on South Main Street, then continue along to see what you can spot. There’s tons of public art to see!
If you brought your kids along for the ride, contact the Fall River Public Library to see what activities they have on the docket during your stay.
After all of the exploration, we recommend Towne House and Douro Steakhouse or BarCa Restaurant to satisfy your cravings.
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