New Jersey Tourist Attractions

New Jersey Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions in New Jersey

New Jersey which is located in the north Atlantic region of the United States was inhabited by Native Americans for about 3000 years. This beautiful state offers a number of different attractions for any one visiting it. The museums, the entertainment parks and many other spots make it one of the enjoyable vacation spots in the United States. New Jersey has almost every other sorts of attractions, a unique beach experience where you can enjoy the salty breeze and excellent sea food, a number of amusement parks located almost everywhere in the state and  also  one of the best shopping experience. The place also offers a good biking experience along its beautiful coast for any nature loving bikers and you can also go for surfing or kayaking in the waters.

Here are some of the most interesting things to visit at the state:

The Great Fall

The Great Fall in New Jersey is one of the most exotic nature experiences in the whole country. The great fall which is of about 80 feet high evolved around 13,000 years ago with the end of the ice age as the water started finding its way along the rocks. This water fall is a very strong and exciting when the rainfall gets strong and the water in the Passaic River starts to flood. In the year 2009, the Great fall and its surrounding 35 acres was declared as a national park by the President Barrack Obama, hence protecting this beautiful piece of nature and trying to recover and preserve it.

The Great Fall Location: Paterson, New Jersey
The Great Fall Coordinates: 40.9161889°N 74.1815972°W / 40.9161889; -74.1815972
The Great Fall Governing Body: National Park Service
Added to NRHP: August 14, 1986
Designated NHLD: May 11, 1976
The Great Fall Designated [[|]]: March 30, 2009
The Great Fall Designated NJRHP: June 24, 1986
NRHP Reference#: 86001507[1]
NJRHP #: 2364

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trial

This is a route joining the New Jersey shore areas that could be travelled leisurely and the nature, cultural site and the coastal areas of New Jersey can be enjoyed. The three themes which this trial is associated with are coastal habitat, maritime heritage, and wildlife migration. This trial which lies in harmony with the nature and wildlife runs about 300 miles and includes a number of New Jersey State Parks. While travelling through this beautiful trial you can get pleasure out of the soul and scent of nature and enjoy the beaches, lighthouses, fishing villages, wildlife in the marshy habitat and much more along it.

If you love hiking and nature, the New Jersey Coastal Heritage trail is the one for you. Camping and kayaking facilities are also made available for the nature lovers to enjoy the water and sand in the New Jersey coastal area. The trial is also a great treat for wildlife lovers and photographers as besides the being a rich wildlife habitat with lots of animals and birds, a number of migratory and seasonal birds, marine animals and even insects are also found in along the trail in specific seasons.

Cape May County Beach

The Cape May County beaches along the south of New Jersey are one of the best Beaches along the Atlantic coast. The very fine, white and powdery sand in the beach and the entertainment activities that can be enjoyed in the beach makes it among the best loved beaches in the United States. Cycling, surf fishing and roller blades are among the most favored activities along these beaches. Stone Harbor, one of the best New Jersey beaches provides an opportunity for surfing and fishing and also offers tennis courts and boat ramps for the people to enjoy.

Cape May County Beach Coordinates: 38°56′24″N 74°54′19″W
Cape May County Beach Country United States
Cape May County Beach State New Jersey
Cape May County Beach County Cape May
Cape May County Beach Incorporated March 8, 1848
Cape May County Beach Government
 - Type Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)
 - Mayor Edward J. Mahaney Jr.
Cape May County Beach Area
 - Total 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 - Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Cape May County Beach Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Cape May County Beach Population (2006)
 - Total 3,809
 - Density 1,623.7/sq mi (626.9/km2)
Cape May County Beach Time Zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Cape May County Beach ZIP Code 08204
Cape May County Beach Area Code(s) 609
Cape May County Beach FIPS Code 34-10270
Cape May County Beach Feature ID 0885178
Cape May County Beach Website

Space Farms Zoo and Museums

This museum was earlier most widely known as 'the home of Goliath', the World's largest bear. Besides the display of the Goliath (the stuffed one) above the fire place, the Space family also displays a number of family mementoes and certain weird and important stuffs that they dug up from the place. The stuffs displayed here includes the bones of dinosaurs, skulls of red Indians, the Goliath skull and the case of an old turtle on which Fred Space carved his initials back in 1897. The place also has a number of animals like the snakes, rodents and beaver preserved and displayed in jars.

The World's Largest Light Bulb

This historical monument is a must see if you are ever going to visit New Jersey. The thirteen feet tall bulb which is illuminated at night marks the place where the very first electric bulb was lighted by Edison. This tallest light bulb is located at the Merlo Park section and was built back in 1937 to pay respect to the person who lighted the world.


This is the world’s largest miniature railway which runs eight miles long along the wooden carved mountains and highlands. This model craved of a number of small wood pieces is a result of 25 years of effort and dedication.  This 8 miles long railway, buildings, bridges and lichen trees which runs on and off a multiple storey mountain all of which is made from wood is one of the wonderful combinations of art and creativity. Little cows, horses, men and building all make the model very interesting and life like.

New Jersey not only offers the above mentioned attractions, is also a place for fishing, shopping and entertainment parks and museums. So whatever you wish out of your holiday, New Jersey offers it all. Enjoy the state and its nature, food, wildlife, museums and much more. If you are ever flying to this beautiful place, you are going to love it.

New Jersey Featured Attractions

New Jersey Featured Attraction Address
U.S.S. Ling, WWII Sub Hackensack, New Jersey
Hitler's Toilet Florence, New Jersey
Hindenburg Crash Site Lakehurst, New Jersey
Mighty Joe the Gorilla Shamong, New Jersey
Space Farms Zoo and Museum Beemerville, New Jersey
World's Largest Light Bulb Edison - Menlo Park, New Jersey
Northlandz Flemington, New Jersey
Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Ogdensburg, New Jersey

New Jersey Attractions and Oddities

  • Almonesson: Backyard Fairy Garden
  • Alpine: Armstrong Tower - Birthplace of FM Broadcasting
  • Asbury Park: Morro Castle Disaster Memorial
  • Asbury Park: Paranormal Museum and Bookstore
  • Asbury Park: Tillie the Clown, Bumper Car Ladies
  • Atlantic City: Chicken Bone Beach
  • Atlantic City: Frank Sinatra's Used Towel, White House Sub Shop
  • Atlantic City: Jellybean Lucy the Elephant
  • Atlantic City: Jersey Devil Skeleton
  • Atlantic City: Mr. Peanut Statue
  • Atlantic City: Statue Of Lenin
  • Atlantic City: Steel Pier
  • Atlantic City: World's Largest Pipe Organ Tour
  • Atlantic Highlands: 9/11 Memorial - Eagle Clutching Mangled I-Beam
  • Augusta: Hot Dog Man
  • Barrington: The White Horse
  • Bayonne: Giant 9/11 Memorial with Teardrop
  • Bayville: Big Champagne Bottle
  • Bayville: Dinosaur Statue
  • Bayville: Little White Car on the Roof
  • Beemerville: Space Farms Zoo and Museum
  • Blackwood: Nitro Girl - Uniroyal Gal
  • Bridgewater: Hindu Temple
  • Buena: Musical Robots
  • Caldwell: Grover Cleveland's Wedding Cake
  • Caldwell: Piece of Grover Cleveland's Wedding Cake
  • Camden: Stained Glass "Nipper"
  • Cape May Point: Crumbling Wreck of a Concrete Ship
  • Cape May: Big Bass House
  • Cape May: Sea Captain with Peg Leg and Hook
  • Cape May: The Ugly Mug
  • Cliffside Park: Palisades Amusement Park Site
  • Clifton: Cartoon Truck
  • Columbia: Lakota Wolf Preserve
  • Edison: Light Dispelling Darkness - WPA Project
  • Edison: Turned-over car
  • Edison: World's Largest Light Bulb
  • Egg Harbor City: Peterson's Garage Sculptures
  • Egg Harbor City: Renault Wine Bottle
  • Egg Harbor Twp.: Storybook Land
  • Flemington: Northlandz
  • Florence: Adolf Hitler's Toilet
  • Forked River: Popcorn Park Zoo
  • Franklin Twp: Big Cow of Middlebush
  • Franklin: Franklin Mineral Museum - Replica Mine and Fluorescent Room
  • Freehold: Adventure to Health, Transparent Woman
  • Freehold: Butterfly House
  • Glendora: Cookie Jar House
  • Glendora: Gabreil Daveis Tavern - Stains and Spirits
  • Greenwich: Flying Saucer
  • Hackensack: Indoor Pep Boys
  • Hackensack: U.S.S. Ling, World War II Sub
  • Haddon Heights: Bakery's Fiberglass Menagerie
  • Haddonfield: World's First Dinosaur Skeleton discovered here
  • Hammonton: Robot Auto Part Sculptures
  • Hammonton: Ronald Reagan Rock
  • Hoboken: Frank Sinatra Birthplace
  • Holmdel: United States War Dog Memorial
  • Holmdel: Vietnam Era Educational Center
  • Holmdel: World's Largest Transistor
  • Holmeson: Dracula Muffler Man
  • Holmeson: Muffler Man - Half Wit
  • Jersey City: Carpet-Clutching Muffler Man
  • Jersey City: World's Largest Clock (former)
  • Kinnelon: Pole Toppers
  • Lakehurst: Hindenburg Crash Site
  • Leonardo: Quick Stop seen in the movie "Clerks"
  • Linden: Mercedes Benz Grave
  • Linwood: Grave of Rex the Wonder Dog
  • Long Branch: Haunted House Rides of NJ - Vague Recollections
  • Longport: Smiley Face Water Tower
  • Lumberton: Babylonian Fertility God Demon
  • Lyndhurst: Kingsland Explosion of 1917
  • Lyndhurst: Medieval Times
  • Magnolia: Muffler Man - Tire Man
  • Mantua: Giant Wooden Dental Sculpture
  • Manville: World's Largest Bowling Pin - Moved
  • Margate City: Lucy the Elephant
  • Marlton: Smiley Face Water Tower
  • Matawan: Sharkfest - 1916 Shark Attacks
  • Middletown: Evil Food Circus Clown
  • Midland Park: America's Oldest Magic Shop - Mini-Museum
  • Millville: Museum of American Glass
  • Millville: World's First Vietnam Memorial
  • Moorestown: Cornfield Cruiser - USS Rancocas (LS-1)
  • Moorestown: Nipper Statues - Community Art Project
  • Mt. Ephraim: Enco/Exxon Tiger
  • Netcong: Wild West City
  • New Brunswick: Mary Murray Ferry Derelict
  • New Brunswick: Parking Lot Grave of Sailor's Girl
  • New Gretna: Big Champagne Bottle
  • Newark: Catacombs Of St. Joseph
  • Newark: Giant Steel Hockey Player
  • Northfield: Atlantic City's First Resident, Buried in a Traffic Circle
  • Ocean City: Muffler Man - Pirate
  • Ogdensburg: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
  • Ortley Beach: Muffler Man - Barnacle Bill
  • Passaic: Virgin Mary stump
  • Paterson: Lou Costello Statue
  • Pennsauken: Big Man with a Tire in His Hand - Vague Recollections
  • Phillipsburg: Steel Dinosaurs
  • Plainsboro: Elsie the Cow Exhibit
  • Plainsboro: Elsie the Cow's Grave
  • Port Monmouth: The Spy House
  • Princeton Junction: 1938 Martian Landing Site Monument
  • Princeton Junction: Grave of Austin Powers
  • Princeton Junction: Water Tower Mistaken for a Martian
  • Princeton: Einstein Mini-Museum
  • Red Bank: 9/11 Memorial Marker
  • Red Bank: Buddy Christ Statue
  • Ringwood: Mine Shaft
  • Rio Grande: One-Legged Statue of Franklin Menz
  • Roosevelt: Giant Bust of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Saddle River: Nixon's Guardhouse And Home Surveillance Control Panel
  • Sandy Hook: Nike Missile Base Tours
  • Sea Girt: Intelligent Whale - A Submarine
  • Seaside Heights: Boardwalk Sideshows
  • Seaside Heights: Muffler Men Cluster
  • Shamong: Mighty Joe the Gorilla
  • Short Hills: Big Fish
  • Somerdale: Pele Lindbergh Car Crash Site
  • Somewhere?: Dog Church - Vague Recollections
  • Stafford Township: Toast-Serving Hubcap Lady
  • Tabernacle: Emilio Carranza Crash Monument
  • Tinton Falls: World Trade Center memorial replica
  • Toms River: Insectropolis
  • Trenton: Grounds for Sculpture
  • Trenton: Unconditional Surrender: Supersized Smoochers
  • Trenton: World's Largest Tooth
  • Union: World's Tallest Watersphere
  • Upper Deerfield Township: Carpet Viking Statue
  • Vineland: Fountain of Youth, Statue of Liberty
  • Vineland: Palace of Depression
  • Wall: Circus Drive-In
  • Wayne: Grave of Lad, a Dog
  • Weehawken: Death Rock of Alexander Hamilton
  • West Creek: Chair on a Roof
  • West Milford: Jungle Habitat
  • West Trenton: NJ State Police Museum
  • Westfield: Addams Family House
  • Westville: Totem Pole
  • Wildwood Crest: Doo Wop Capital of the World - Caribbean Motel
  • Wildwood: Castle Dracula Coat of Arms
  • Wildwood: Giant Lady
  • Wildwood: Haunted Christmas Gift Shop
  • Wildwood: Uncle Bill's Pancake House Mural
  • Wildwood: Wildwood Boardwalk Chapel
  • Wildwood: Wildwood Doo Wop Architecture Tour
  • Williamstown: Hub Cap Tree
  • Winslow: Blue Hole
  • Winslow: Muffler Man Halfwit
  • Winslow: Tiny Church
  • Woodstown: Companion Cow to Muffler Man
  • Woodstown: Rodeo Muffler Man