Is there an elephant in the room? Well, how about 100 elephants on the Cliff Walk? For real. Over 100 life-size, wooden elephant structures overlooking the Atlantic to be exact. As the very first stop on their United States tour, The Great Elephant Migration is coming to Newport.

Arriving in July, over 100 elephants can be viewed from Cliff Walk, at Rough Point, The Breakers, and Salve Regina University, making this already iconic experience a once in a lifetime journey that is not to be missed. Elephants will remain on display for the public from July 4 to September 7, 2024.

Elephant Fast Facts

What: The Great Elephant Migration, Newport
When: July 4 to September 7, 2024
Where: Salve Regina University, Rough Point, The Breakers, and Great Friends Meeting House

The Great Elephant Migration

Where To Find The Elephants

Picture this: Over 100 life-size, wooden elephant structures overlooking the Atlantic. Classic.



📍 100 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI on the oceanside lawn of McAuley Hall.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public to visit.

INSIDER TIP: Visit the LOVE Brand & Co pop-up store located in the Elephant HQ tent behind McAuley Hall, open daily, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.



📍 680 Bellevue Ave, Newport RI

HOURS: Tuesdays - Sundays, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADMISSION: Free admission to see the herd. Free admission to house and grounds for Newport County Residents. Museum general admission is $20



📍 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI

HOURS: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ADMISSION: Paid admission to the house and grounds, where a herd are residing.

INSIDER'S TIP: Don't miss the exhibition by Hadi Falapishi at The Breakers on August 1, 2024.


The Great Friends Meeting House 

📍 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI

INSIDER TIP: A large tusk elephant will be installed here and can be visited daily from sunrise to sunset.


Elephant Map

For more information about The Great Elephant Migration to Newport, click here

Know Before You Go

The best way to experience The Great Elephant Migration is from Cliff Walk, visitors can park at designated spots near Cliff Walk or at the Gateway Center and take the free hop-on/hop-off shuttle.

  • Park at the Gateway Transportation Center, hop on the free RIPTA 67 trolley
  • Get off at Salve Regina University where you will meet the first herd, of almost 52 elephants
  • Travel on Cliff Walk towards The Breakers, spot more on the grounds there
  • Continue on Cliff Walk towards Rough Point, (please note: some parts are rough terrain)
  • Get off at Ledge Road, walk on Bellevue towards Rough Point
  • Hop back on the free inbound trolley at Rough Point towards downtown Newport for the true Elephant journey


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