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Fantastic Umbrella Factory

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Address: 4820 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813-1817
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Converted barns which now house shops of local craftspeople.

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It you like funky, this is for you!

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory has it all--gorgeous exotic plants, healthy and varied garden plants, beautiful hanging baskets--and that's only the greenhouse area. Throughout... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
lorart_123
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory has it all--gorgeous exotic plants, healthy and varied garden plants, beautiful hanging baskets--and that's only the greenhouse area. Throughout the complex, are little buildings with shops which sell souvenirs, clothing, food, locally crafted tee shirts, and a coop of local crafters' wares. Then there are goats, emus, chickens and ducks in pens, and a bamboo forest... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,832 reviews
429 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

a different kind of shopping expererience that you and the entire family will enjoy. multiple shops, a restaurant,neat grounds to walk around. shops that are upstairs are not for the handicapped as they are high wooding stairs. but the shops downstairs and there are quite a few are great for anyone. a neat place for a few hours of fun.

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Thank Barry N
New Haven, Connecticut
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175 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

many of the quaint shoppes were closed mid November but we were not impressed with what was open. it looked like the garden and landscaping would be enjoyable in the other seasons, and maybe some of the other shops that were closed might have offered more

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Thank bster48
Plano, Texas
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A collection of funky shops filled with hippie clothing, jewelry, candles, gorgeous crafts. A walk through a bamboo forest with a surprise clearing. Unique chickens, emus with gurgling cries. A café and a general store. All in all, this was a relaxing, fun way to spend several hours.

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Thank Meg B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Been there before - WOW. It took me back to when I was in college in Boston with mini skirts and weed. Weather was great. It was a beautiful day in the 70's and sunny.

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Thank Vicky F
dekalb,il
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This farm is the neatest little place. Beautiful plants and fountains surrounding old buildings housing little shops and a cafe. Chickens wander freely and there are some emus and goats as well. Lots of fun things to look at and if I had more room in my luggage I would have bought the place out. Very rustic.

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Thank reidsmom
Middletown, Rhode Island
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123 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Took a minor road trip today and was quite surprised to find that we spent many hours enjoying the shops, the grounds and finally lunch at the Small Ax Cafe. It was an eclectic mix that not just myself and my friend enjoyed but it was a great place to take children.

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Thank Eleanor02842
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Personally I was a bit disappointed based on all the hype. A farm, a nursery and a few craft shops. That's it. If you don't make it there no big loss, liked Simple Pleasures and Holy Cow better.

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Thank Ada B
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cute shops surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. Also check out the organic cafe and farm animals. Chickens stroll the grounds with you.

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Thank Susan C
Brattleboro, Vermont
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160 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a great place to stop over and wander around. One of the best highlights is the bamboo forest maze, my kids loved going through it and exploring. Its sort of a throw back to an earlier era. Chickens wander around, there are all sorts of funky shops and some artists spread out. We really enjoyed it and the Small... More 

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