Things to do in New Jersey

New Jersey is a northeastern U.S. state with some 130 miles of the Atlantic coast. Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is the site of Liberty State Park, where ferries embark for nearby Ellis Island, with its historic Immigration Museum.

1. Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Thomas Edison National Historical Park preserves Thomas Edison’s laboratory and residence, Glenmont, in West Orange, New Jersey, United States. These were designed, in 1887, by architect “Henry Hudson Holly”. On 6 December 1955, Edison’s home was designated as the Edison Home National Historic Site. The house retains its original furnishings in an Eastlake-style interior.


2. Great Falls (Passaic River)

Great Falls (Passaic River)

The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 feet (23 m) high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey. The Falls are viewable from Haines Overlook Park on the south and Mary Ellen Kramer Park on the north. It has also been designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Interesting information regarding the history of the area can be obtained from the nearby Paterson Museum.


3. Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by “James V. Lafferty”. It was built to promote real estate sales and attract tourists. Lucy is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It is listed as the 12th tallest statue in the United States.


4. The Newark Museum of Art

The Newark Museum of Art

The Newark Museum of Art, formerly known as the Newark Museum, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey is the state’s largest museum. It holds major collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts from Asia, Africa, and the ancient world. The museum’s Tibetan art galleries are considered among the best in the world.


5. The Liberty Science Center

The Liberty Science Center
The Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the largest planetariums in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s fourth largest. You can explore various scientific and technological areas, including robotics and the environment.

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