Fall River is a city of 92,000, located approximately 18 miles east of I-95 on I-195. The city is known throughout the region as a factory outlet mecca, but there’s far more to see and do in Fall River than meets the eye!
The Best Western Fall River (at the airport) is a very nice, clean, comfortable hotel that I personally recommend. The Quality Inn (Wilber Avenue) and Motel Somerset (I-195, exit 4) are also excellent establishments that I would recommend to anyone staying in the area.
I-195, exit 7 (Portsmouth Avenue) has several fast food restaurants. For something a little less “fast” try The Eagle Restaurant, downtown at 35 North Main Street. For great seafood, visit LePage’s Seafood Restaurant and Market (I-195, exit 9). Casual dress and generous portions are their trademark! I personally recommend T.A. Restaurant (downtown at 408 South Main Street). They feature Portuguese cuisine as well as American food.
Outlet shopping is the buzzword here. Fall River’s factory outlets are concentrated on Jefferson and Quarry Streets directly off I-195, exit 8. Visit the Battleship Massachusetts, the Destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., attack sub USS Lionfish and several World War II PT boats (I-195, exit 5). The Marine Museum (70 Water Street) has an excellent Titanic exhibit as well as displays on the history of steam transportation.
Fall River is accessable from I-95 to I-195. I-195 runs directly through the city east-west. MA Route 24 runs north-south with access to points throughout the city.
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The I-95 Exit Information Guide
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Fall River’s Battleship Cove
Battleship Cove, home of Battleship Massachusetts and her sister ships, is open daily, year round, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors get their hands on history as they work the 40mm guns aboard Battleship Massachusetts, explore the decks aboard Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., dodge torpedoes aboard Submarine Lionfish, and see the only two PT boats on public display in the world.