Rhode IslandLaser Tag Source State of the Week
Rhode Island Quick Facts
- State Appetizer: Calamari
- State Capital: Providence
- State Beverage: Coffee Milk
- State Fish: Striped Bass
- State Motto: Hope
- State Flower: Violet
Other Rhode Island Facts
Rhode Island was the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.
The first circus in the United States was in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island is home to the Tennis Hall of Fame.
The first British soldiers sent to stop the Revolution landed in Newport, Rhode Island.
The White Horse Tavern was built in 1673 and is the oldest operating tavern in the United States.
Rhode Island By the Numbers
Total size of Rhode Island, making it the smallest state in the USA.
The size of the world’s largest bug, located on the roof of the New England Pest Control building.
The year the oldest US schoolhouse was built, located in Rhode Island.
9,687,653; 9th most populous in United States (as of 2010 census)