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Readers' Choice: St. Ann Best Place For A Staycation

Patch readers name St. Ann Art and Cultural Center best staycation spot in this week's poll.

We asked Woonsocket Patch readers where they'd prefer to go for a staycation destination and the results are in. After five days of voting,  has been named the Readers' Choice for Best Staycation Spot in the area.

St. Ann Art and Cultural Center recieved an overwhelming 84 percent of 135 total votes on the poll, with 114 votes.

"I have to admit that I was brought to tears when I saw the two War memorial Frescoes dedicated to World War II," commented one reader, Peter, about a recent visit to the former church. "One painting dedicated to the Army and the other dedicated to the Navy. This beautiful building, I learned, was built during World War I and the frescoes were painted during World War II. I was also shown a great stained glass window dedicated to the State of Rhode Island. I have to say that the tour was wonderful and the tour guide kept my attention. The peaceful music they played in the background was so tranquil and relaxing. If you get a chance to visit Woonsocket make sure you stop into St Ann Arts and Cultural Center. History is literary embedded in the walls and ceilings," Peter wrote.

Roger Williams Park Zoo came in second with seven percent, 10 votes. came in third with two percent, four votes.

Add your comments to the listing for , and find out about all tourist spots in the city in Patch Places. Let us know about your experience with the destinations listed above in the comments section below.

And check back Monday for another Readers' Choice poll: The best package stores/liquor stores in the city. Feel free to recommend a spot we should include in the poll. Add it to the comments section below.

Jim May 12, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Congratulations to the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center. Many people in Woonsocket do not understand what they have here. I hope that this summer everyone stops in to see this beautiful facility. Bring your friends and visiting relatives and impress them.

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