The Wonders of New Jersey

  1. Pinelands National Reserve 
  2. Cape May 
  3. Princeton University
  4. Atlantic City Boardwalk Atlantic City.
  5. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 
  6. Island Beach State Park 
  7. Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari/Hurricane Harbor 
  8. Delsea Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties.
  9. Liberty State Park 
  10. Sandy Hook 
  11. Barnegat Bay 
  12. The Jersey Devil 
  13. Seaside Heights Boardwalk 
  14. Wildwood Boardwalk 
  15. Palisades Interstate Park 
  16. New Meadowlands Stadium
  17. Rutgers University 
  18. High Point State Park 
  19. The Meadowlands 
  20. Prudential Center 
  21. NHL New Jersey Devils 
  22. NFL Giants 
  23. NFL Jets 
  24. Ocean City Boardwalk 
  25. Caesar's Atlantic City & Pier Shops at Caesar's
  26. Lambertville 
  27. Horse Country
  28. Grounds for Sculpture
  29. Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  30. Battleship New Jersey
  31. The Borgata/The Waterclub 
  32. Wharton State Forest  Parts of Atlantic, Burlington and Camden counties.
  33. New Jersey Performing Arts Center 
  34. Edison National Historic Site West Orange.
  35. The Blueberry 
  36. Long Branch Oceanfront
  37. Harrahs Resort and Casino 
  38. Ellis Island 
  39. Mountain Creek 
  40. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge More than 43,000 acres of coastal habitats preserved for migratory birds. An excellent site for birdwatching and nature photography.
  41. Horse Country 
  42. Downtown Morristown Includes Acorn Hall. Morristown.
  43. Thomas Edison
  44. Stokes State Forest
  45. Brendan T. Byrne State Forest 
  46. Downtown Red Bank  Red Bank.
  47. George Washington Bridge Fort Lee.
  48. Crystal Springs Resort 
  49. Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Opened in 1834, the Canal was used mostly to carry coal from Pennsylvania. The waterway offers a highway of surprising biological diversity cutting through Central Jersey. Some of the most scenic sections of the Canal are: Along Princeton's Lake Carnegie, Lambertville and Bull's Island.
  50. Kayaking the Delaware & Raritan Canal
  51. Morristown National Historical Park 
  52. Asbury Park Boardwalk Visit the Stone Pony. Get freaked out by Tillie, the most disturbing smiling cartoon character in the world. Asbury Park Convention Hall. Old Casino Building. Asbury Park.
  53. Ocean Grove Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this neighborhood is well known for its abundant examples of Victorian architecture. The land is owned by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association which leases many of the houses to residents, businesses and quaint hotels. The Great Auditorium, built in 1894, seats 9,000 people. The Aurora, built in 1884, may not be the most colorful Victorian in town, but its delicate scrolled carvings make it one of the most beautiful. Other beauties are The Lullaby, Sea Angel's Dream, Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove Gourmet, The Auditorium Bookstore, Nagle's Ice Cream, The Carriage House, The Majestic, Ocean Plaza, Neptune.
  54. The Arts Center Ranked among the top five most successful amphitheaters in the country. The winter off-season is an opportunity to host the Holiday Light Spectacular. This is a 2.5-mile slow drive through a forest of Christmas, Channukah and secular lights. Holmdel.
  55. Downtown New Brunswick Harvest Moon Brewery, Tumulty's Pub, Old Man Rafferty's and the Frog and the Peach. Just make sure you don't stray too far from the touristy areas, or else you might find yourself in one of New Brunswick's two quality hospitals. New Brunswick.
  56. Newark Museum 80 galleries of art and science, a miniature zoo, planetarium, sculpture garden and the Victorian Ballantine House, a restored 1885 mansion that is a National Historic Landmark. The galleries of the museum feature African Art, American Art, Art of the Americas, Asian Art, Classic Art, Contemporary Art and Decorative Arts. There are also the Natural Science Galleries and the Dreyfuss Memorial Garden. Newark.
  57. Lucy the Elephant France may have the Eiffel Tower, but New Jersey has Lucy the Elephant. This argument is usually enough to get a Frenchie to shut his frog-eating mouth. Margate.
  58. Downtown Montclair
  59. Downtown Burlington  Many historically importantant sites, including: Old St. Mary's, the oldest Episcopal church in New Jersey; Burlington Pharmacy, the state's oldest; Burlington Island, the first recorded European settlement in New Jersey, is visible from the waterfront; the Ulysses S. Grant House; James Fennimore Cooper House. Burlington.
  60. Liberty Science Center An interactive science museum in Liberty State Park. Permanent exhibits include Nature Unleashed, Skyscraper!, Infection Connection, Communication, Eat and be Eaten, I Explore, Our Hudson Home, Energy Quest, Wonder Why, Wildlife Challenge and Breakthroughs. IMAX Dome Theater and Digital 3D Theater offer entertaining educational films. Jersey City. 
  61. Barnegat Lighthouse "Old Barney" is the most famous lighthouse in New Jersey. It is 172 ft. tall and was built in 1857. Barnegat Light.
    Calm Before the Storm....("pink sky in morning, sailors take warning") by Dr DAD (Daniel A D'Auria MD) "Calm Before the..." from Dr DAD (Daniel A D'Auria MD)
  62. Cape May National Wildlife Refuge 
  63. New Jersey Festival of Balooning The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Earned the American Bus Association's designation as a Top 100 Festival in North America. Held annually at Solberg Airport. Readington.
  64. Downtown Collingswood
  65. Princeton Art Museum 
  66. Cape May County Zoo 
  67. Batsto Village Iron ore from the bogs of New Jersey was big business in the 19th century. Some of the sites include the 32 room Wharton Mansion, the General Store, the Batsto Post Office, the 1828 Gristmill, the Sawmill, the Wheelwright & Blacksmith shops, Worker Cottages, Stone Horse Barn, Piggery, Wood House, Carriage House, Horse Stable, Threshing Barn, Range Barn, Mule Barn, the Ice House, a heaping pile of historic bog iron ore, the remains of an early 1800s ore boat, Batsto Lake and Batsto-Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church.
    Batsto Village by Shawn Perez Batsto Village from Shawn Perez
  68. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
    According to their website, UMDNJ is "the nation's largest health sciences University. We are New Jersey's state wide system of health sciences education, biomedical research and HealthCare. We are the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Founded in 1970 to consolidate New Jersey's health professions education, UMDNJ has become the very core of the state's health sciences system. With five campuses and a network of more than 200 affiliated healthcare and educational partners spanning the state, we touch the lives of almost every New Jerseyan every day. Our mission is both simple and inspiring-to enhance the health of all New Jerseyans through broad-based programs covering every aspect of the health sciences."
  69. Meadowlands Arena East Rutherford.
  70. Santa Claus The modern version of Santa Claus appeared in the New Year’s 1881 edition of Harper’s Weekly. It was created by Morristown illustrator, Thomas Nast. Morristown.
  71. Appalachian Trail 2,175 miles long, from Maine to Georgia, the trail enters New Jersey from the south on a pedestrian walkway along Interstate 80 on a pedestrian walkway over the Delaware River. Kittatinny Ridge, Worthington State Forest, Sunfish Pond, Stokes State Forest and High Point State Park, Wawayanda State Park and Abraham Hewitt State Forest are some of the sights one passes through while traveling on the New Jersey section of the trail.  
  72. Atlantic City's Former Hotels  Can you imagine if these beautiful buildings were still alive and standing? It would add a touch of culture and history to Atlantic city. A mix of old and new buildings really help make a city great. Atlantic City barely missed being great. Atlantic City.


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    Chalfonte-Haddon Hall
  73. Bruce Springsteen I'm not a big fan of The Boss, but I've heard some people like him and don't mind his hatred of the New York City Police or his annoying accent that nobody else in New Jersey has. Freehold, Asbury Park, Rumson and Colts Neck are some of the towns most often associated with Bruce Springsteen.
  74. Downtown Hoboken Take the bad with the good in this popular, grimy, bar town. Hoboken.
  75. New Jersey Wine Growers Association 
  76. The Tropicana Casino and Resort 2,125 rooms, a 148,000 sq ft casino and over 3,800 slot machines. The Quarter at Tropicana is an "Streets of Old Havana" styled shopping mall with 50 shops and restaurants. There is also an IMAX theatre (at the time of this writing, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" is playing in IMAX 3D) and the Comedy Stop Cafe and Cabaret. The Showroom and Tango's Lounge offer entertainment opportunities. Also, try the bluemercury spa.
  77. Liberty Island
  78. Space Farms Zoo and Museum 
  79. Boardwalk Hall Built in 1929 and formally the site of the annual Miss America pageant. The world's largest pipe organ. Concerts, sports and family events. Atlantic City.
  80. Jenkinson's Boardwalk Home to Jenkinson's Aquarium, Funhouse, Miniature Golf, Amusement Park and Jenkinson's Nightclub. Point Pleasant Beach.
  81. Duke Farms A 2,700-acre estate developed by tobacco millionaire James Buchanan Duke beginning in 1893. The property is closed temporarily while it is undergoing renovation. It will reopen in 2010. Walk on the Wild Side trail. There are a total of 9 man-made lakes which were created and stocked by Duke. The Mermaid Pool. Lake 45. Mud Lake. There are 7 fountains. When the park reopens, visitors will begin their trip in a new 22,000-square-foot orientation center. From there, visitors will walk on numerous paths or ride trams to explore the vast property. The indoor Display Gardens will expand to include an outdoor portion. Hillsborough
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  83. New Jersey Amber 65 to 135 million years old, Garden State amber is the only substantial supply in North America from the Cretaceous Period. It is among the finest on earth due to the large amounts of flora and fauna suspended inside. Over 100 new species of extinct life have been discovered. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is the major despository of these priceless jewels. Sayreville.
  84. Monmouth Battlefield The largest and longest battle of the Revolutionary War was fought here. Every summer there is a reenactment of the fight which draws large crowds. Manalapan.
  85. Battle-Of-Monmouth
  86. Clinton Old Red Mill Claims to be the most photographed site in New Jersey. I don't know about that, but it sure is purdy. Photo by Marty.FM via Flickr                        
  87. Night in Venice Festival One of the largest boat parades in the world. Ocean City.
  88. Cape May/Lewes Ferry From the ferry's web site: "Enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort!" The ferry ride is 17 miles from New Jersey to Lewes, Delaware (near Rehoboth Beach) or vice versa. It takes 80 minutes to complete a one-way trip.
  89. War of the Worlds Hoax
  90. The Cranberry
  91. Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge The refuge was established on November 3, 1960. It consists of 7,735 acres and is a resting and feeding area for more than 244 species of birds. This area was once a glacial lake known as Lake Passaic. The Raptor Trust can also be found in the Refuge.
  92. Great Swamp Park, Morris County, New Jersey
  93. New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Museum and Monument Honors the 1,559 men and one woman from New Jersey who were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War. Around the entire outside of the circular monument are 366 8-foot-tall black granite panels. Each represents a day of the calendar, regardless of the year. The names on a particular panel were killed on that day. It is a nice experience when you come to one of the few panels that are empty, because nobody was killed on that specific day throughout the entire war. The museum displays many artifacts from the war, including letters written by the soldiers. Holmdel.
    New Jersey Vietnam War Memorial by Sister72  Photo by Sister72 via Flickr
  94. Round Valley Recreation Area Clinton Township.
  95. Hindenburg Disaster New Jersey struck the first blow against them Nazis on May 6, 1937. If you would like to visit the site, which is on a military base, call the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society at least two weeks in advance to register and be approved (U.S. citizens only) 732-818-7520.       
    A large zeppelin, next to a skeletal tower, 
burns violently in midair with a fireball larger than the zeppelin 
itself rising from the zeppelin's rear third.
  96. Battle of Trenton
  97. The Matawan Man-Eater In 1916 there were a series of Great White Shark attacks along the Jersey Shore between July 1 and July 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured. Most of the action happened in Matawan Creek. The attacks inspired Peter Benchley's novel Jaws. These days Matawan Creek is much smaller than it was during that golden age of shark attacks because of the damming of the waterway to create Lake Lefferts. Matawan Creek is located in Matawan and Aberdeen.
  98. Downtown Mount Holly 
  99. Downtown Westfield The only town east of the Mississippi to win a Main Street Award as of this writing. Sites include the Rialto Theater, over 40 restaurants and a mix of national and boutique stores. Westfield.
  100. Navesink River
  101. Downtown Ridgewood
  102. Ben Franklin Bridge A suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden. Pedestrian walkways run along both sides of the bridge. From 1926 to 1929, it was the worlds longest suspension bridge. The bridge also has an impressive lighting system that puts on quite a show beginning in the early evening, flashing multi-colored lights at different intervals. Camden.
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  103. New Jersey State House The second oldest state house in continuous use in the United States. The dome is covered with 48,000 pieces of gold leaf...but you can't have any. Trenton. 
  104. Popcorn Park Zoo Refuge for animals that were abused, ill, injured, handicapped, elderly or exploited. You are allowed to feed a lot of the animals popcorn which you buy at the zoo, hence the name.
  105. New Jersey State Museum Visit the Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey. The Archeology and Ethnology department contains over 2 million prehistoric and historic specimens and over 2,000 ethnographic objects. Fine Art Gallery. Natural History. Cultural History Collection. Planetarium. Trenton.
  106. Cowtown Rodeo Oldest rodeo on the East Coast; competition May-Sept. Large flea market year-round. Yee-Haw! Marlboro Men by Cocoabiscuit Cocoabiscuit
  107. Downtown Princeton Includes the Lower Pyne Building, Bainbridge House, Old Princeton Bank & Trust BuildingPrinceton Boro.
  108. Twin Lights An iconic former lighthouse and current museum overlooking Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook and the Atlantic Ocean. The castle-like Twin Lights are about 200 feet above sea level. Visitors can climb the North Tower for some spectacular views. Highlands.
    Navesink Twin Lights by mike bernardo Navesink Twin Lights from mike bernardo
  109. Sunset Beach Known for its beautiful, unobstructed sunsets over water—a rarity on the east coast. The evening flag ceremony—every sunset from Memorial Day to Labor Day—is a popular tradition. The "Concrete Ship," SS Atlantus is an interesting oddity. Cape May "Diamonds" (Quartz Crystals) can be found on the beach. Get something to eat at the Sunset Beach Grill.Sunset at Sunset Beach, Cape May, NJ by NYCArthur This sweet photo by NYCArthur via Flickr.
  110. Monopoly Board game based on Atlantic City streets and properties.
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  111. Downtown Cranford Some people call this town "The Venice of New Jersey," even though it is the mid-reaches of the Rahway River and not a canal that winds its way through the municipality. Cranford.
  112. "The Diner Capital of the World" New Jersey is that. Some of the well known diners include the Roadside Diner in Wall, the Americana Diner in Shrewsbury, and the Reo Diner in Woodbridge,  Throughout New Jersey.
  113. Trump Taj Mahal One of the largest poker rooms in Atlantic City. Comedy Shows and Concerts. Spa At The Taj and Salon At The Taj. Atlantic City.
  114. The Lenni Lenape Indians The original inhabitants of New Jersey were well-organized groups of Algonquins known as the Lenni Lenape.
  115. Adventure Aquarium 4-D theater. 40-foot Shark Tunnel. Currents Ballroom. West African River Experience complete with hippos. Irazu Falls two-story waterfall. Seal Shores. Penguin Island. Feed exotic birds at Feather Ridge. Swim With the Sharks. Camden.
  116. Atlantic City Convention Center Professional boxing and wrestling, concerts and more. 500,000 square feet of exhibit space. Atlantic City.
  117. Lindburgh Kidnapping
  118. Ringwood State Park This preserve in the heart of the Ramapo Mountains is home to the Skylands Botanical Garden, which has been designated as the official New Jersey State Botanical Gardens. It contains the beautiful crabapple vista, terraced gardens, perennial and annual gardens and woodland paths. Ringwood Manor is a beautiful country house, which was home for several well-known ironmasters for nearly 200 years. Iron production in this area began in the 1740s. In the mid-19 century, Ringwood Manor was owned by Abram S. Hewitt, America's foremost ironmaster. Skylands Manor was built in the Jacobean architecture common in the English countryside 400 years ago. The mansion contains antique paneling, large windows, some of which contain 16th-century stained glass medallions. Shepherd Lake is also of interest, as well as over a dozen trails.
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  119. Cherry Blossom Festival You may dislike the yellow snow of winter, but you will surely love the pink snow of spring. That's because it is really made from pretty cherry blossoms falling on the ground! Held every April in Newark's Branch Brook Park is the Cherry Blossom Festival. The park has over 4,000 cherry trees in more than fourteen different varieties. About 10,000 visitors come each year to enjoy the festival.
    Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey by 
SheepGuardingLlama Photo by SheepGuardingLlama via Flickr.
  120. Fort Dix
  121. Bon Jovi Hit songs include Runaway, In And Out Of Love, You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin' On A Prayer, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Never Say Goodbye, Bad Medicine, I'll Be There For You, Lay Your Hands On Me, Living In Sin, Bed of Roses, Always, It's My Life, Have A Nice Day and Who Says You Can't Go Home.
  122. Downtown Flemington Includes the historic Union Hotel.
  123. Morris Museum The fine arts collection is comprised of 19th and 20th century European and American painting and sculpture. There are also contemporary art, decorative art and a Costumes and Textiles collections. The museum’s geology and paleontology collection is one of the best in New Jersey. The Morris Museum was awarded the Murtogh D. Guinness collection of 700 historic mechanical musical instruments and automata (mechanical figures) and more than 5,000 programmed media, ranging from player piano rolls to pinned cylinders in 2003. Morris Township.
  124. The Jersey Tomato  
  125. Bridgeton Historical District The largest historical district in New Jersey, with over 2,000 buildings under its umbrella. These span the Colonial, Federalist and Victorian architectural periods. Includes the David Sheppard House. Bridgeton.
  126. The World Series of Birding Arguably the world's most famous birding competition. Participants compete to identify the most bird species throughout the state of New Jersey in 24 hours. Organized by the Audubon Society. All of New Jersey.
  127. Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook At 266 feet above sea level, this small park rests on top of the highest natural elevation on the Atlantic coastal plain. There are spectacular views of Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, the Atlantic Ocean and New York City. The overlook also hosts the 1980 Iran Hostage Memorial and the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial. Atlantic Highlands.
  128. Downtown Stone Harbor  
  129. Bear Swamp East Contains 115 acres of old-growth forest. Some trees are 600 years old—which means they were alive during the Late Middle Ages.
  130. Artificial Reef Network Constructed by sinking old ships, barges, subway cars, demolition debris and dredge rock on the ocean floor. This attracts fish, shellfish and crustaceans and provides opportunities for fishermen and scuba-divers. Plus it is kind of cool to know there's all that crap down there. These are the artificial reefs: Sandy Hook, Sea Girt, Shark River, Axel Carlson, Barnegat Light, Garden State North, Garden State South, Little Egg, Atlantic City, Great Egg, Ocean City, Townsends Inlet, Wildwood, Cape May, Deepwater.All along the Jersey Shore.
  131. Downtown Englewood
  132. Red Bank Battlefield
  133. Deal This small town's two claims to fame are its large Syrian Orthodox Jewish community and the scores of breathtaking mansions—of many varieties—one sees while driving through the borough. Deal.
  134. Downtown Clinton 
  135. Bell Labs Holmdel Complex 472-acre campus that is anchored by a building designed by Eero Saarinen, which was called "The Biggest Mirror Ever." The water tower on the property is also of note because of its sculptural design. The complex is endangered by developers who would like destroy this historically significant property. Holmdel.
  136. Renault Winery Resorts Founded in 1864, this is the oldest winery in New Jersey, and tours are available. Enjoy the unique blueberry champagne. The Tuscany House Hotel allows people the opportunity to gain a more in depth knowledge of the area. Antique Glass Museum. Vineyard Golf Course. There is also an annual Halloween costume ball. Egg Harbor.
  137. McCarter Theatre Embedded in the gothic setting of Princeton University, this cultural center offers over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season. In 1994, the theater was awarded the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater.  
  138. Frenchtown Quaint shopping and fine dining can be found in this little ville on the Delaware River. There are three big festivals – Wine and Art in May, Bastille Day in July and RiverFest in September. Frenchtown.
  139. Tillie
  140. Glenmont The pumpkin-colored home of Thomas Edison and his wife, Mina, who are both buried in on the estate's grounds. West Orange.
    Glenmont, Thomas Edison's Mansion, West Orange, New Jersey
  141. On The Waterfront Hoboken.

  142. Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino Atlantic City.
  143. Incandescent Light Bulb Thank you Thomas Edison, for inventing the first practical light bulb in Menlo Park, a part of present day Edison Township. This was the first bulb which could stay lit without burning up quickly, so it pretty much allowed humanity to light up the night with electricity. Edison.
  144. Spring Lake A small beach resort and summer getaway for barons of industry in the mid 1800s. Consider staying the night at one of the Historic Inns of Spring Lake, all of which were built between 1870 and 1888: The Beacon House, Johnson House Inn, Grand Victorian, Ashling Cottage, Spring Lake Inn, Victoria House B&B, Normandy Inn, Villa Park House B&B, The Breakers Hotel, The Ocean House, The White Lilac Inn, The Sandpiper Inn and Chateau Inn and Suites. One problem though, the boardwalk along the ocean does not match the rest of the town in its beauty. Spring Lake.
  145. Princeton Cemetery 
  146. Saltwater Taffy
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  147. First Baseball Game June 19, 1846, Elysian Fields. Hoboken.
  148. Revel Tower A large casino resort under construction in Atlantic City.
  149. Greenwood Lake A 7-mile-long lake shared with New York. Stocked with Muskellunge and Walleye.
  150. The Tube Bar Tapes What Stieglitz did for photography, the Tube Bar Tapes did for crank calls. In the mid-1970s, The Bum Bar Bastards (John Elmo and Jim Davidson) began calling the Tube Bar in Journal Square, Jersey City. The owner, Louis "Red" Deutsch, usually answered the calls, and the pranksters would try to get Red to call out the names of "people" they were looking for, like Al Coholic, Stu Pitt, Ben Dover. Red would yell out the names, not knowing that he was the butt of a joke. If Red did realize the call was a prank he would respond with hilarious cursing, threats and challenges to the prankster's honor. Famous "New Jerseyans" at the Tube bar included Al Kaseltzer, Al Kykyoras, Al Killeu, Cole Kutz, Connie Lingus, Frank Enstein, Hal Jalykakik, Izzy Cumming, Jim Nasium, Joe Dildo, Mike Ockhurts, Mike Untstinks, Pepe Roni, Phil Lacio, Sal Lami, Sid Down, Stan Dupp and Stan de Pain. The Tube Bar Tapes would eventually be the inspiration for the prank calls Bart Simpson made to Moe's Tavern on The Simpsons tv show. Jersey City.
  151. Paper Mill Playhouse
  152. Susquehanna Bank Center Camden.
  153. New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Stretches nearly 300 miles along the Atlantic seaboard including Raritan, Barnegat and Delaware Bays.
  154. Waterloo Village Some of the historic sites include the Waterloo United Methodist Church, the Canal House, the General Store, the Canal Museum, the Sawmill, the Gristmill, Stagecoach Inn and Tavern and a recreated Lenape Indian village.
  155. Sterling Hill Mine and Museum A 1,300-ft underground walking tour through the Sterling Hill mine is a featured part of the tour.  Within the mine passages are numerous pieces of equipment used while the mine was in operation, plus exhibits on the mining process. The Zobel Exhibit Hall contains over 20,000 mining-related items. The Rock Discovery Center is where children learn about rocks that are quarried in our region.  Economically important rock types such as coal, slate, marble, and basalt are included in this exercise. The Fossil Discovery Center allows children to dig for fossils in a big sand box and then keep them. An instructor will be on hand to educate you about the fossils. Thomas S. Warren Museum of Fluorescence 1,800 square feet dedicated to fluorescent minerals, fossils, gemstones, carvings, and everyday objects.  A display of antique ultraviolet lights is also on view. 
  156. Abbott & Costello
  157. Medford Lakes A small town in the Pine Barrens known for its log cabins and multitude of little lakes. Medford Lakes.
  158. Hudson River Waterfront Walkway  A partially completed trail which will eventually stretch from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge. The length of the path will be 18.5 miles and will allow bikers, walkers and rollerbladers to see many of northeastern New Jersey's most famous urban sights (many of which are mentioned in this list), as well as having views of Staten Island, the Hudson River and Manhattan. Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Edgewater, Fort Lee.
  159. Fort Lee Historic Park 33-acre Historic Park blends scenic beauty and history. At the north end of the Historic Park, two overlooks reveal spectacular views of the George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River, and the skyline of upper Manhattan. In the southern portion of the Historic Park, winding paths lead past a reconstructed blockhouse and to the historic section of the grounds, with reproduction gun batteries and firing steps. Opposite the battery, authentically reconstructed eighteenth-century huts, with a well, woodshed, and baking oven, serve as the focal point for interpretive programs. Fort Lee.
  160. Tuckerton Seaport 40-acre working maritime village with 16 restored and replicated buildings, including the Tucker's Island Lighthouse. Maritime history, heritage and lifestyle of baymen is preserved at this living museum. Tuckerton.
  161. Lakota Wolf Preserve The observation area is in the center of four packs of wolves. The guide tells you about the social structure, eating habits and other interesting facts. If you are lucky, you may hear the wolves howl. Also, bobcats and foxes. Knowlton.
  162. Northlandz Railway and Doll Museum An interesting museum for model-train-nuts and, yes, even those who think model trains are boring (like me). There are 100 miniature trains and eight miles of track. The display features 35-foot mountains, 4,000 buildings and 300 bridges. The Raritan River Railway is a 2/3-scale steam-train replica that travels through tunnels and over bridges, giving visitors a relaxing ride through the Northlandz woodlands. The La Peep Dollhouse is a 94-room mansion with indoor swimming pool plus a ballroom with a dog band. The Doll Museum shows off over 200 dolls from around the world. In The Music Hall, there’s a 2,000-pipe organ at the centerpiece of a 400-seat theater. The Art Gallery has more than 250 paintings and other works of art.
  163. Walt Whitman

  164. Downtown Haddonfield
  165. Spruce Run Recreation Area A 1,290 acre park encompassing the Spruce Run Reservoir, the third largest in New Jersey. The reservoir is used for fishing, boating and swimming.
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  166. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Pope John Paul II celebrated mass here in 1995, and during the same visit elevated the cathedral to basilica status. If this Basilica was in Europe, it would be a major tourist attraction. Newark.
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  168. Allaire State Park Contains Allaire Village, a preserved 1830s settlement and ironworks. Wall, Howell.
    1st Style of Row Homes by Owls Flight Photography Owls Flight Photography via Flickr.
  169. Kean University
  170. Long Pond Ironworks State Park According to the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry: "Long Pond Ironworks was founded in 1766 by German ironmaster Peter Hasenclever. Hasenclever brought 500 ironworkers and their families from Germany to build an ironworks "plantation," including a furnace, forge, houses, shops and farms...The remnants of the ironmaking industrial structures at this site date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Furnaces, casting house ruins, charging areas, ice houses, waterwheels and other structures are a part of the remains... The "Old Country Store" has been renovated and now houses the Long Pond Ironworks Museum.
    The original Village of Hewitt grew up around the 19th-century iron enterprise. This settlement included a church, a store/post office, schoolhouses, and dwellings and outbuildings for workers and managers. Many of these cultural resources remain intact or as ruins." Monksville Reservoir, which was built on top of the old village of Monksville, is a popular destination for sports fishermen and it is known for its Lake Trout, Muskellunge and Walleye. Ringwood.
  171. Museum of Early Trades and Crafts This museum is packed with artifacts from the 1700s and 1800s. Madison.
  172. Aaron Burr/Alexander Hamilton Duel Weehawken.
  173. Proprietary House The only Proprietary Governor's Mansion of the Original Thirteen Colonies still standing. Built in 1762 in the Georgian style, the house was commissioned by the Proprietors of East Jersey to be the official residence of Royal Governor William Franklin, Benjamin Franklin's son. There is an annual re-enactment of the arrest of William Franklin for being a Loyalist. The atmospheric underground Tea Room is the prettiest part of the mansion. (Haunted). Perth Amboy.
  174. Merrill Creek Reservoir 650 acres of deep, pure water in a Warren County valley. Lake trout and walleye are popular targets for fishermen. A moderately tough trail circles the reservoir. Harmony.
  175. American Dream This swamp thing will be—if it ever opens—the largest retail and entertainment complex in the United States. For much of its pre-exitence, the site was known as Xanadu or Meadowlands Xanadu. Attractions include: SnowPark indoor ski slope; the Pepsi Globe—at 286 feet tall, the largest ferris wheel in North America; and AEG Live! Theater. Wow! East Rutherford.
  176. Monmouth University Includes Woodrow Wilson Hall, formerly known as Shadow Lawn. West Long Branch.
  177. Downtown Ridgewood
  178. Official End of World War I The official end of World War I did not occur until July 2, 1921, when President Warren G. Harding signed the Knox-Porter Resolution in the Somerset County boro of Raritan. This happened in the library of the home of Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen. Raritan.
  179. Turtle Back Zoo
  180. New Jersey Seafood Festival Named as one of the top 100 events in North America. According to the organizers, the festival "spotlights Belmar’s scenic oceanfront and allows people from around the State to sample a wide variety of seafood specialties from their favorite restaurants including: Klein’s Waterside Cafe, Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty and many others. Food offerings extend from the traditional shrimp, lobster and calamari, to the more exotic alligator sausage, sushi, conch fritters, and seafood paella." Belmar.
  181. Historic Smithville and Village Greene Restored colonial village: cobblestone paths, restaurants, car shows, parades and festivals.
  182. Iron Bound District More than 170 restaurants and eateries. Predominantly Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian. Also Mexican and Central and South American influences. Newark.
  183. Lake Hopatcong This is the largest lake in New Jersey. Unfortunately, most of it's shoreline is not accessible. So you are mostly out of luck unless you have a boat. The state record Channel Catfish (33 lbs, 3 ounces) and Rainbow Trout (13 lbs) were caught in Lake Hopatcong. Also, the lake is stocked with Muskellunge, Walleye and Hybrid Striped Bass, among other fish.
  184. Downtown Summit Summit.
  185. Historic Bordentown
  186. Seton Hall University
  187. Meadowlands Racetrack East Rutherford.
  188. Jersey Corn The best corn in the world because of its sweetness. Not like that starchy, mealy stuff they grow in other places for swine feed and the disastrous ethanol scheme.
  189. Battle of Princeton According to the Princeton Battlefield State Park web page, "On January 3, 1777, the peaceful winter fields and woods of Princeton Battlefield were transformed into the site of what is considered to be the fiercest fight of its size during the American Revolution. During this desperate battle, American troops under General George Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars. Coming at the end of "The Ten Crucial Days" which saw the well-known night crossing of the Delaware River and two battles in Trenton, the Battle of Princeton gave Washington his first victory against the British Regulars on the field. The battle extended over a mile away to the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).
    The famous Mercer Oak, once stood in the middle of the battlefield, not far from the spot where General Hugh Mercer fell during the Battle of Princeton. The Clarke House, built by Thomas Clarke in 1772, witnessed the fierce fighting and served as sanctuary for General Mercer, who died there nine days later. The house contains period furniture and Revolutionary War exhibits."
  190. Albert Einstein
  191. Montclair Art Museum Permanent collection includes Native American Art, 18th & 19th Century American Art and Modern and Contemporary Art. Montclair.
  192. Far Hills Race Meeting The most prestigious steeplechase event in the United States. Far Hills.
  193. The Glades Wildlife Refuge Downe.
  194. Mullica River
  195. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum The third-largest university-housed art collection in the country. New Brunswick.
  196. Rankokus Indian Reservation The home of the Powhatan Renape Nation. is located on 350 acres of woodland. The museum has tools, musical instruments, clothing, weapons, dioramas and decorative arts. The gallery has works by modern American Indian artists, including paintings, photography, sculpture, drawings, and woodcarvings. There is also a guided tour through a re-created traditional woodland village and a self-guided nature trail. 
  197. Frank Sinatra
  198. Monmouth Park Race Track

  199. Hadrosaurus The first reasonably complete dinosaur skeleton (except for the head, which I may or may not have in my kitchen) ever discovered.
  200. Cape May Canal
  201. Mannington Meadow Owned by the NJ Division Of Fish & Wildlife, this large refuge in the rural southwestern corner of New Jersey is excellent for viewing local and migratory birds and wildlife. The water here is brackish and slightly tidal.
  202. UMDNJ
  203. Goldman Sachs Tower At 781 feet tall and 42 floors, this is the tallest building in New Jersey. If it was an interesting looking building it would have placed higher on the list. Unfortunately, it looks like the end of a pencil that has had its eraser used a little bit. Jersey City.  Jersey City Skyline
  204. Chatsworth Cranberry Festival According to the Festival itself, this event is "a celebration of New Jersey's cranberry harvest, the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Culture. The main attraction is the diverse showing of many artists & craftsmen, some of which will also be demonstrating their crafts as well as displaying them for sale."
  205. Downtown Somerville  Somerville.
  206. Holland Tunnel Jersey City.
  207. The College of New Jersey
  208. East Coast Greenway A 3,000 mile network of trails stretching from Calais, ME to Key West, FL.
  209. Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center
  210. Lakewood Blue Claws Minor League baseball team with a cool name and a sweet logo. Lakewood.
  211. Sourland Mountain Preserve 
  212. Movie Projector And yet another Thomas Edison/New Jersey gem. West Orange.
  213. Cohansey Aquifer
  214. New Jersey 101.5 New Jersey-centered programing and a voice for the average working resident who is ignored by the mainstream media.
  215. Cold Spring Village
  216. Union Lake 
  217. Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve 
  218. USGA Museum 
  219. Delaware Memorial Bridge
  220. The Morro Castle Disaster This luxury cruise ship sailed between New York and Havana in the 1930s. It was named for the Morro Castle that guards the entrance to Havana's harbor. On the morning of Saturday, September 8, 1934, the ship caught fire and 137 passengers and crew members were killed. The ship beached off of Asbury Park and remained abandoned there for several months. Asbury Park.
  221. Bayshore Heritage Byway 122-miles long, and traversing Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties. The cultural, natural and historic assets along the Delaware River and Delaware Bayshore offer many opportunities to explore this area. This Byway tells the story of communities and cultures that were dependant on the area's natural resources. 
  222. Belvidere Another Victorian town in New Jersey, this one with some rough edges thrown in to make it a little more interesting (or ugly, if you prefer). Besides Belvidere's sweet location on the Delaware River, its key attractions include: The Town Square, Warren County Courthouse, Country Gate Theatre, The Shoe Tree Oak, Hotel Belvidere, Major Robert Hoops House, Historic Belvidere Cemetery and the Robert Morris House. Belvidere.
  223. Lower Free Bridge This iconic bridge is famous for the hilariously outdated "Trenton Makes, The World Takes" sign on the side of the span crossing the Delaware River. These days, Trenton is much more likely to be the taker since it is infested with the parasite class that helps make New Jersey so overtaxed. Trenton.
  224. Batona Trail A 49.5 mile trail through the Pine Barrens.
  225. Bayonne Bridge This bridge could use a fresh coat of paint, but it is still an impressive sight, especially at night. Bayonne.
    Venus Over The Bayonne Bridge by NJScott ***ON THE ROAD*** Photo by NJScott***ON THE ROAD*** via Flickr
  226. Red Bull Arena Home to a cheesy New York minor-league sports team named after an "energy drink." Harrison.
  227. Albert Music Hall 350 seat concert hall featuring country, bluegrass and pinelands music. Usually seven 30-minute sets each Saturday night.
  228. The Jackson Whites
  229. Absecon Lighthouse New Jersey's tallest lighthouse and the third tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States is over 150 years old. Climb the 228 steps to the top if want a view of Atlantic City, the wetlands and the Pine Barrens. You can also see the original first-order Fresnel Lens. Atlantic City.
  230. Franklin Mineral Museum This is known as the fluorescent mineral capital of the world. Franklin.
  231. Ocean City Historic District
  232. Mullica Hill Settled in the late 1600s and built mostly during the Civil War era. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places. About three dozen antiques shops, most near or on Main Street. The Old Mill Antique Center has three floors in a pre-Revolutionary War mill. Festivals include the Antiques Street Fair in April, and the Festival of Antiques in June, a Ghost Walk in October and Christmas House Tours.
  233. The New Jersey Naval Museum The USS Ling submarine is the main attraction. There is also the only Vietnam-era Patrol Boat Riverine (PBR) in the northeastern United States, a Japanese Kaiten Ils suicide submarine and a German Seahund submarine. Hackensack.
  234. Natirar A 411-acre property in the hills of Somerset County, Natirar is Raritan (River) spelled backwards. Formerly the estate of Kate Macy Ladd and Walter Graeme Ladd. The estate was bequeathed by the late King Hassan II of Morocco to the local community and is now a combination public/private attraction. The public is a park with good trout fishing while the private is a 1912 Tudor mansion along with two cottages and a carriage house houses the Virgin Hotel and Spa, operated by smiling British goofball, Sir Richard Branson. Peapack-GladstoneNatirar, New Jersey
  235. Georgian Court University The former winter estate of George Jay Gould. Visitors can stroll through the beautiful grounds which overlook Lake Carasaljo. One of the attractions is the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum which contains the Formal Garden, Founders Garden, Italian Garden, Japanese Garden and the Sunken Garden. Lakewood.
  236. Doo-Wop Historical Motel District  According to Preservation New Jersey, "The two hundred motels found along a 40-block stretch in the Wildwoods constitute the largest collection of mid-century commercial resort architecture in the country. They were built between 1956 (soon after the Garden State Parkway opened, making driving to the shore easier) and 1970 in a style architectural historians call Populuxe, or “Doo Wop,” after the vocal harmony singing style popular in the mid 1950s. These Doo Wop motels are playful, two or three story, bar or l-shaped structures that usually feature elaborate balcony railings, outlandish signs, and colorful offices or lounges designed in unexpected shapes." Lollipop Motel. Star Lux Motel. This historic district is considered endangered, so don't put off seeing it. Wildwood.
  237. Manasquan Reservoir Over 1 million people visit the 770 acre Manasquan Reservoir each year. Some of the activities available include a 5-mile perimeter trail, fishing, ice skating, rowboating and kayaking. Howell. 
  238. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Keeping New Jersey's rich tradition of glassworks alive by displaying colorful examples of handblown glass art. Millville.
  239. Hermitage A National Historic Landmark, this house is a Gothic Revival built in 1848.
  240. Shad Festival Lambertville.
  241. Downtown Chester One of New Jersey's prettiest downtown areas. There are many antique shops, restaurants and specialty stores along Main Street (Route 513). There are also several annual events, including: The Spring Crafts Show, the Fall Crafts Show, the Harvest Celebration and The Pet Costume Contest and ParadeChester Boro.
  242. New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association
  243. Cooper Grist Mill Chester.
  244. First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth The oldest English-speaking congregation in New Jersey, dating back to 1664. It is surrounded by its historic graveyard.
  245. Pork Roll I have been accused of being "not really from New Jersey" for not knowing what pork roll is, so I guess it deserves to be on this list. Besides, if you mix pork and New Jersey you really can't go wrong. God only knows where it comes from.
  246. The Blueberry Factory One-hour tours of a blueberry farm. Learn all about agriculture, irrigation, hot beds and the packaging process. Each visitor receives a fresh pint of blueberries...to do with as they please. 
  247. Newark Public Library Newark.
  248. Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge Home or vacation home to about 225 species of bird, including: Chestnut-sided warblers, indigo buntings, bobolinks, black ducks, wood duck, mallards, green-winged teals, common mergansers, American woodcock, greater and lesser yellowlegs, scarlet tanagers and Baltimore orioles.
  249. All Saints Memorial Church Richard Upjohn, designer of Trinity Church in New York City, created this charming Episcopal place of worship and it was consecrated in 1864. A parish house was built in 1865-6, a rectory in 1869-1870, and carriage sheds at the turn of the century. All Saints' was officially made a National Historic Site in 1974, and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1988. The terraced cemetery on the church grounds is a beautiful solution to the problem of having a burial ground on a hill side. Middletown.
  250. Edison Memorial Tower According to the New Jersey Historic Trust, "The Edison Memorial Tower has national significance.  It marks the site where Edison’s Menlo Park Industrial Compound was located from 1876 to 1884, and where the first practical incandescent lamp was created along with other inventions. This is the birthplace of recorded sound and launch pad for the world’s first “organized research” laboratory.  The Edison Tower (1937) is considered the State’s best representative of a public monument in the Art Deco Style and the last work of architectural concrete pioneer John J. Early. Edison. 
  251. St. Patricks A truly beautiful church in a horrific neighborhood. Elizabeth.
  252. Delsea Drive-In Movie Theatre New Jersey's only remaining drive-in movie theater.
  253. Colgate Clock Formerly the world's largest clock, 50 feet in diameter. Located in downtown Jersey City on the Hudson River. Jersey City.
    Colgate Clock Tower by alexhung Photo by Alex Hung via Flickr.
  254. Black River & Western Railroad 
  255. Passaic County Courthouse Annex 
  256. Helmetta Snuff Mill
  257. Insectropolis Insect museum with hundreds of live insects and arthropods, thousands of pinned specimens from around the world and even ones children can touch...perhaps even eat if nobody's watching? Toms River.
  258. Marine Mammal Stranding Center The Center has responded to over 3450 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years. Brigantine.
  259. Frelinghuysen Arboretum The home of Fungus Fest.
  260. Fort Mott State Park According to the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, “Fort Mott was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the post Civil War modernization period. The other two forts in the system were Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island and Fort DuPont in Delaware City, Delaware. Original plans for Fort Mott specified eleven gun emplacements with twenty guns and a mortar battery with six emplacements. Construction was started in 1872; however, only two of the gun emplacements and two magazines in the mortar battery were completed by 1876 when all work stopped.”
  261. Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum One of only five museums in the United States to exclusively display wildlife art. Hiram Blauvelt was a conservationist and art collector. Oradell.
  262. The Showboat Casino and Hotel Atlantic City.
  263. Apple Pie Hill  Rising 209 feet above sea level deep in the heart of the flat emerald sea that is the Pine Barrens, this is a geographic anomaly. Atop of the hill you can climb the 60 foot fire tower for spectacular views of the Pine Barrens, and on clear days you can see both Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
  264. Liberty National Golf Club 7,346 yard course designed by Robert E. Cupp and Tom Kite. It is one of the most expensive golf courses in history, costing about $130 million, and it costs $500,000 to join the club. Includes a marina, heliport, spa, fitness center and pro shop. Views of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Downtown Jersey City. Manhattan, Brooklyn, Verrazano Narrows Bridge, the Hudson River and Liberty State Park. Jersey City.
  265. Old Barracks Museum The only original French and Indian War barracks still standing in the US. Trenton. 
  266. U-869 Known as "Hitler's lost sub," this IXC/40 U-boat was discovered off the coast of New Jersey in 1991. 
  267. Indian King Tavern This is the site where New Jersey was officially declared a state in 1777. It is now a museum. Haddonfield.
  268. Salem Oak Over 400 years old.
  269. Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum Overpriced "chain" museum, Ripleys nevertheless is loaded with interesting curiosities. Atlantic City.
  270. Pequest Trout Hatchery More than 200 bodies of water in New Jersey are annually stocked with 600,000 brown, brook and rainbow trout from the hatchery. You can tour the facility and learn how the trout are raised and observe them in different stages of their development. Oxford.
  271. Henry Hudson's Half Moon Expedition
  272. Hackensack Water Company 
  273. New Jersey State Fair
  274. Fosterfields According to the New Jersey Historic Trust, this living history museum was "first farmed in the 1770s, Fosterfields illustrates the evolution of farming practices from the late-eighteenth to the early-twentieth centuries. Under Charles W. Foster's ownership, the farm exemplified such progressive agricultural innovations as the production of silage, use of steam power and underground water systems. Today, Fosterfields contains residential and farm buildings dating from the past two centuries." Morris Township.
  275. Lambert Castle Home to the world's largest collection of spoons and a very nice view. Paterson.
  276. Giovanni Verazanno 1524, becomes the first European to explore New Jersey. Which means New Jersey first became known to Western Culture almost 500 years ago. If you have ever been to New Jersey, it should come as no surprise that the Garden State was discovered by an Italian. For me it was an ah-ha moment.
  277. Englishtown Auctions A large, famous flea market which is not really in Englishtown. Manalapan.
  278. Downtown Cranbury If you like a lot of old houses in one place, you will like Cranbury. Many of the historic buildings have a little plaque stating the age of the homes. Cranbury.
  279. Powerhouse Arts District  Jersey City.
  280. Big Flatbrook River Considered by many to be the best trout fishing waterway in the Garden State.
  281. Mars Chocolate USA About half of the M&Ms made in the world are made in the American headquarters of Mars Incorporated. Also created are Snickers, Dove, Galaxy, Mars Bar, Milky Way and Twix. Hackettstown.
  282. Wetlands Institute In their own words, the nonprofit Wetlands Institute is “Situated overlooking 6,000 acres of pristine coastal wetlands, the Institute hosts over 40,000 visitors each year. Here, visitors can learn the exciting facts about life in the salt marsh environment. Throughout the year, many species of birds can be seen from our viewing areas.”
  283. Count Basie Theater A historic landmark for performing arts. Opened as the Carlton Theater in 1926 and was renamed in 1984 to honor jazz great and Red Bank native William “Count” Basie. Major acts regularly perform here. Red Bank.
    Count Basie Theater Remodel by sjwillis sjwillis
  284. A. J. Meerwald New Jersey's official tall ship is a humble 1920s oyster schooner.
  285. Ken Lockwood Gorge Designated by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife as a trout conservation area, this preserve takes in two and a half miles of the South Branch of the Raritan River in Hunterdon County. This area is a favorite of fly fishermen. The late Ken Lockwood was an outdoors writer and conservationist.
  286. The Radium Girls A group of women who worked at the United States Radium factory in Orange, producing Undark glow-in-the-dark watches. Many of the women became sick and sued the company, which denied wrong doing. When the bones of some of the women who had died of Radium poisoning were tested several years after their death, they were full of radiation. The Radium Girls won their case, if you can call that winning. Orange.
  287. Bird Paradise One of the largest bird stores in the world. According to their web site, "There is little doubt that our store is a very large bird store, probably the largest in the world. There is no doubt that we have an unsurpassed selection of toys, cages, bulk food, playstands, etc. etc. However, those are not the qualities about which we are most proud. It gives me great pride to say that each and every staff member owns, loves and respects birds. Each member is well aware that not all birds are suitable for all family situations. We take the time to talk with our customers, listen to their needs and desires." Burlington.
  288. Lumberville-Rock Haven Bridge A free pedestrian bridge over the Delaware River, connecting Bull's Island Recreation Area in New Jersey with Lumberville, Pennsylvania. There are beautiful views and the bridge itself is interesting to look at.
  289. Green Sergeant's Covered Bridge This bridge spanning Wickeheoke Creek in rural Hunterdon County is the last original covered bridge in New Jersey. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  290. Phonograph Another Thomas Edison invention in New Jersey. Edison.
  291. Eastern Goldfinch New Jersey's state bird.
  292. Lakewood Orthodox Jewish Community Lakewood is the center of Orthodox Jewish culture in New Jersey and home to Beth Medrash Govoha, one of the largest yeshivas in the world. Lakewood.
  293. Liberty Hall Museum According to the website: “Built on the eve of the Revolution, Liberty Hall is associated with many of the events and individuals that have shaped our nation's destiny. Home to the prominent Livingston and Kean families, the saga of Liberty Hall includes the stories of men, women and children from many lands and many eras, stories that are waiting to be discovered. A chronicle of New Jersey history, glimpsed through the doors of one very special house. Enter and the past comes alive.” Union.
  294. Paulinskill Viaduct A beautiful but currently abandoned railroad bridge over the Paulinskill River. When the Viaduct was built, it was briefly the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. There are plans for the Paulinskill Viaduct to become part of a rail line that runs from Hoboken to Scranton, Pennsylvania.
    Snow by jgurbisz By jgurbisz via Flickr.
  295. Atlantic City Aquarium More than 100 species of fish and other marine creatures. The 750-gallon Touch Tank allows visitors to handle sea urchins, shrimp, whelk, mussels, hermit crabs and other sea creatures. 23,000-gallon Fish of the New Jersey Coast tank. Atlantic City.
  296. Warren Grove Gunnery Range A-10s and F-16s from east coast air national guard units strafe and blow this place up a lot. Stafford, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor.
  297. Drumthwacket Official New Jersey governors mansion. Princeton.
  298. Naval Weapons Station Earle Pier A 2.2-mile pier jutting into Raritan Bay. Ammunition is loaded and unloaded from a wide variety of warships at a safe distance from land. Middletown.
  299. View from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
  300. Noyes Museum of Art
  301. Hambletonian East Rutherford.
  302. First College Football Game 1869: Rutgers 6, Princeton 4.
  303. Loew's Jersey Theatre According to the New Jersey Historic Trust, "Once threatened with demolition, Loew's Jersey Theatre remains as one of five sumptuous "wonder theatres" built by Marcus Loew between 1927 and 1930. Designed in the ornate Spanish Baroque style by nationally renowned architects Rapp and Rapp, the theater was likely one of the first built specifically for talking pictures. The texture of the walls and ceilings was prepared to reflect sound to the farthest reaches of the space." Jersey City.
  304. Tour of Somerville Oldest bicycle race in the United States.
  305. Morven Museum and Garden Princeton.
  306. Revolutionary War Trail
  307. Molly Pitcher During the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778, Mrs. John Hays, carried water in a pitcher back and forth from a well to her husband and his fellow artillery gunners. Thus, the nickname "Molly Pitcher." As the battle ensued Molly's husband was wounded and she served at the cannon for the remainder of the battle, which was a victory for the Americans. Molly Pitcher is believed to be an amalgamation of women throughout the former colonies who fought the British in a battle after their husbands were wounded or killed. 
  308. Black Tom Explosion July 30, 1916, German agents sabotaged an American weapons depot on Black Tom Island to prevent their use by the Allies in World War I. There was extensive property damage in Jersey City and Manhattan. The force of the explosion could be felt as far away as Philadelphia and beyond. Hundreds of people were injured but the exact number of people killed is not known. Jersey City.
  309. First Modern Submarine John Philip Holland, was known as the Father of the Modern Submarine. 1881 was the launch date of his 31 foot long Fenian Ram. It can be seen in the Paterson Museum. Paterson.
  310. Sunfish Pond
  311. New Jersey Bog Iron
  312. Ramapo Fault
  313. The Kallikak Family A South Jersey clan "studied" in a popular book by Progressive psychologist, Henry H. Goddard. The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness championed eugenics and forced sterilization.
  314. Roaring Brook
  315. Bell Labs, Murray Hill
  316. Joyce Kilmer
  317. The Seeing Eye
  318. Uncle Floyd Floyd Vivino starred in The Uncle Floyd Show (1974-1998). A UHF cult favorite, the show worked on two levels: As a children's show and as an adult parody of a children's show. Floyd's most famous co-star was Oogie...a little hand puppet. 
  319. Craftsman Farms The former home of Gustav Stickley, a leader of the Arts and Crafts "movement." The Stickley Museum is in the log house, built in 1911. Parsipanny-Troy Hills.
  320. Crawfish Festival Somewhere between a lobster and a cockroach you find a crawfish. You can eat them at this festival and listen to music too.
  321. Captain Kidd's Treasure This treasure is rumored to be located in several spots in New Jersey, but it has yet to be discovered. Some of the areas that have been mentioned include Cape May, the mouth of Toms River, Sandy Hook and Cliffwood Beach.
  322. Speedwell Village
  323. Sayre and Fisher Bricks The Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Art Gallery, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge are some of the buildings throughout the United States that were literally made out of New Jersey... using Sayre & Fisher bricks. Many of the historic buildings of Sayreville are made from the same historic stuff that these world-famous structures are made of. Perhaps even the building you work in is made out of dried up bits of the Garden State. Sayreville.
  324. Camp Evans According to Preservation New Jersey, "For much of the 20th century, Camp Evans was at the center of the communications revolution. In 1912, the property was the East Coast link in Guglielmo Marconi’s global communications network. In World War II, and for decades thereafter, it was a secret research laboratory run by the Army Signal Corps where many types of radar, including weather radar, were developed. In 1947, electronic signals from Camp Evans were bounced off the moon, demonstrating that messages from Earth could reach a spacecraft." Wall.
  325. John Basilone Gunnery Sargent John Basilone was the only marine to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross during World War II. He is most famous for having held off 3,000 Japanese soldiers on Guadalcanal after his unit was reduced to 3 men. Later in the war, he would be killed on the first day of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Raritan.
  326. Ocean County Park 323 acres of parkland that used to be the vacation estate of John D. Rockefeller. Many unique species of trees were imported from other parts of the country by Rockefeller and these have now matured to an impressive height. During winter, the park is known as a venue for cross-country skiing. Lakewood.
  327. Marconi
  328. Four Centuries Weekend Throughout Union County.
  329. Barron Arts Center Built in 1877, this Richardsonian Revival style building serves as a center for the arts. Its stained-glass windows and clock tower provide an intimate setting for musical performances, PoetsWednesday and art exhibitions by nationally renowned artists and craftsmen. There is also the annual model train display. Woodbridge. 
  330. Colonial 3rd New Jersey Regiment 
  331. Raceway Park Old Bridge.
  332. Trenton Transit Center Trenton.
  333. Moll DeGrow In the early 1800s, Newark had its very own witch. Legend says...Moll DeGrow lived on the allegedly haunted Gully Road. People were suspicious of her being a practitioner of the black arts, and eventually when babies started to die, Moll was blamed. The people went to her house with the intention of lynching her, but when they entered her home, she was already dead—sitting in her chair with a smile on her face. Newark.
  334. Gingerbread Castle
  335. Greystone Originally the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum at Morristown. The main building is the Second Empire Victorian style Kirkbride Building, which is in danger of being destroyed by government planners in search of property taxes. Some other buildings on the campus have already been wiped off the face of the earth. Parsippany-Troy Hills.
  336. Abbott Farm Historic District A National Historic Landmark archeological site and the largest known Middle Woodland village of its type in the eastern United States. Inhabited between 500 bc and 500 ad. Trenton.
  337. Feltville A ghost town which used to be a creepy "utopian community" in the mid 1800s. It is located in the Watchung Reservation. The remaining structures are fragile, so it's look but don't touch—except for the restored building that houses the interpretive center. 
  338. Stephen Crane
  339. Luna Parc This bizarre, brightly colored home/museum has appeared in the New York Times, Extreme Homes, Offbeat America, Ultimate Road Trip and Weird New Jersey. It is owned by artist Ricky Boscarino. Check the Luna Parc website to see when the next open house is.
  340. Joseph Bonaparte King of Spain, and before that the King of Naples and Sicily. He was Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother who was forced into exile when his sibling lost power. He chose the Point Breeze estate in Bordentown as his new home. Unfortunately, there is not much left of Point Breeze anymore.
  341. Jersey City Museum Jersey City.
  342. The Widow of Mount Holly An anonymous young widow of a doctor who helped "detain" Colonel Carl von Donop from reaching his Hessian comrades in Trenton before George Washington's forces crossed the Delaware River and won the Battle of Trenton. Some people believe that the Widow of Mount Holly was that slut, Betsy Ross. Mount Holly.
  343. Crescent Temple Trenton.
  344. Blue Hole A mysterious pool of water with many local legends associated with it: It is bottomless...Mysterious whirlpools appear and suck people down to their deaths...The Jersey Devil loves to stop by for frequent visits...Perhaps the Hole was created by a meteor...And why is the water always cold?...Why is it blue when the water in the Pine Lands is usually tea-colored?
  345. Greenwich Tea Party On December 22, 1974, on the Cohansey River, about 40 American Patriots torched a load of tea that was meant to travel overland to Philadelphia. Greenwich.
  346. Kip's Castle According to Preservation NJ, "Kip’s Castle estate, built in 1902, is a well-preserved example of the many country homes of wealthy industrialists that once dotted the hillsides of Essex County. The mansion and the carriage house are unique and splendid examples of the romantic, medieval-revival. The stone gates, retaining walls, serpentine drives, and gardens add to the composition, uniting it with the rugged site while allowing the natural character of the ridge to prevail. The structure is a Norman castle replica constructed of local trap rock trimmed with sandstone. Its huge corner turrets and walls are pierced with arches and deep-set windows. A large stone veranda, the roof of which is supported by round sandstone pillars, surrounds the front of the building. The massive, southeast turret can be seen from miles around. The interior woodwork of the Castle is of old English quarter-sawn oak. The front hallway has stained glass windows and contains a huge stone fireplace." Verona.
  347. Pyramid Mountain Over a thousand acres of preserved land. Tripod Rock, a 240-ton boulder precariously balanced on three smaller boulders. It has been in this position for 10,000 years and it used to be a religious place for the Lenni-Lenape indians.
  348. Atlantic County Wind Farm The nation’s first coastal and urban setting wind farm and New Jersey’s first commercial wind farm. Also home to a solar power facility. Atlantic City.
  349. Walt Whitman Bridge
  350. Henry Hudson Trail
  351. First American Beer The first brewery in the United States came about in Hoboken in 1642.
  352. Chelsea Hotel Atlantic City.
  353. New Egypt Speedway Holds auto races on Saturday nights from April to October. Plumsted.
  354. Collingswood Theater 
  355. Richard Nixon Richard Nixon lived in New Jersey from 1981 until his death in 1994. During this time, Nixon was able to greatly rehabilitate the hit his reputation took during the Watergate scandal. Saddle River and Park Ridge.

  356. Barnegat Branch Trail 15.6 mile trail that follows the route of an abandoned rail line from Toms River to Barnegat Township.
  357. Historic New Bridge Landing
  358. Dr. William Robinson Plantation According to the New Jersey Historic Trust, "the contruction of the Dr. William Robinson House dates to the 1690s and exhibits some features associated with Medieval architecture.  Dr. Robinson emigrated from Scotland, and he was a prominent physician and land owner." Clark.
  359. Delicious Orchards Over 2.5 million people visit Delicious Orchards each year. It has a long history of quality dating back to the year it opened, 1911. Colts Neck. 
  360. Cape May Victorian Week
  361. Seven Presidents Park The Church of the Presidents was constructed in 1879 as St. James Episcopal Chapel. Served as the house of worship for wealthy vacationing families and seven US Presidents. Long Branch.
  362. Chowderfest Mmm... chowder... This festival features live music, activities and unlimited...glug... Chowder slurping—with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for the best red and white chowders. Nom, nom, nom... Beach Haven.
  363. Rahway Prison Oficially known as East Jersey State Prison, this is one of the most notorious maximum-security prisons in America. The prison served as the filming location for the 1978 Academy Award winning documentary Scared Straight! The prison is actually across the border from Rahway in the Avenel section of Woodbridge, which is why the name was changed to East Jersey State Prison. Woodbridge.
  364. Point Pleasant Canal Completed in 1925, this canal connected Manasquan Inlet with Barnegat Bay. It is a part of the Intracoastal Waterway. Point Pleasant.
  365. Hacklebarney State Park The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry states that “The freshwater Black River briskly cuts its way through rocky Hacklebarney State Park, cascading around boulders in the hemlock-lined ravine. Two tributaries, Rinehart and Trout Brooks, also course their way through this glacial valley, feeding the Black River. Even in the heat of midsummer, the temperature of Black River gorge is cool and refreshing.
    Today Hacklebarney is a favorite place for avid anglers, hikers and picnickers, yet in the 19th century the park was a mined iron ore site. The gushing river against the grey boulders and dark green hemlocks creates a majestic beauty in any season.Three rare and endangered plant species exist within the park: American ginseng, leatherwood and Virginia pennywort. Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park.” Chester Township.
  366. Drew University Sometimes called the "University in the Forest" because of the setting of its 186 acres, Drew was founded in 1867 as a theological seminary. It is now a private university. Highlights include the Florence and Robert Zuck Arboretum, Methodist Library and SW Bowne Hall. Madison.
  367. Route 57 Scenic Byway Locally known for its scenic Highlands setting, rolling fertile valleys and streamside views. This 19-mile historic roadway segment traverses the region's distinctive mountain ridges, Scotts Mountain, Pohatcong Mountain and Point Mountain. The valleys between these forested ridges are home to agricultural areas and feature the Pleasant Valley, Port Colden and Beattystown historic districts.
  368. Picatinny Arsenal
  369. Garden State Wine Growers Association Blues and Wine Festival
  370. Bulls Island Recreation Area
  371. Cape May Monarch Butterfly Migration
  372. Grover Cleveland 
  373. Pygmy Pines 
  374. Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Spawning Thousands of horseshoe crabs mate and lay their eggs in the sand. This happens once a year on a night in May.
  375. Martinsville Pretty little village in the Watchung Mountains with quaint stores and the honor of being the home to the Egg-o-Mat. Bridgewater.
  376. Old Tennent Church
  377. Newark Symphony Hall
  378. William Carlos Williams
  379. Mystic Island A community of old vacation bungalows and newer large homes embedded in a labyrinth of lagoons. Little Egg Harbor.
  380. Capital to Coast Trail A 55 mile cross-state trail that will run from Trenton to Manasquan when completed.
  381. Weird New Jersey This biannual magazine has a cult following in New Jersey among people who like the bizarre, paranormal, historic or just like to tell stories. The magazine branched out and became a show on the History Channel named Weird US. Also, several Weird books have been created for other, lesser states. Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman are the creators of this venture.Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
  382. Edgewater Parrots  A flock of Monk Parakeets—also known as Quaker Parrots—about 220 in number. This flock has been around since around 1980 and it is not known for certain where they came from. Interestingly, the extinct Carolina Parakeet used to live in New Jersey, so it's not such a bizarre thing to have a different species of the bird beginning to fill that niche these days. Also, these birds have colonies in a few other towns, but Edgewater is by far the most famous. Edgewater.
    New Jersey Quaker Parrots - Monk Parakeets by Scott Hudson Photo by Scott Hudson via Flickr.
  383. FM 106.3 From 1984-2000, WHTG was one of the nation's most influential Alternative Rock radio stations. I recently put the station on in my car to see what the frequency was playing these days and it made me cringe. It was the sound of a corpse being desecrated. Eatontown.
  384. Hoboken Rail Station Hoboken.
  385. Raritan River Greenway
  386. Fossil Farms Ostrich meat is the main attraction, but you can also buy Alligator, Antelope, Buffalo, Duck, Elk, Rabbit, Guinea Hens, Poussin, Squab, Venison, Wild Boar, Piedmontese Beef, Quail, Pheasant and Caribou. Oakland headquarters, farm in Sussex County.
  387. Jersey Tomato Festival West Cape May. 
  388. Woolverton Inn One of New Jersey's best known bed and breakfasts.
  389. Storybook Land Favorite childrens' stories and nursery rhymes can be found in this theme park.
  390. Camden Children's Garden Attractions include Violet Plaza, Arrow River Train, Benjamin Franklin's Workshop, the Butterfly Tent, the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, Garden Carousel, Storybook Gardens, the Irish Faerie Garden, Dinosaur Garden and the Puerto Rican themed Plaza de Albonito. Camden.
  391. Eagle Rock Reservation These 408 acres are known for their views of northeastern New Jersey and New York City. Also home to the Highlawn Pavilion restaurant, which is housed in the historic Old Casino building. There is also a 9/11 monument. West Orange.
  392. Belmar Marina
  393. Seabrook Farms  After World War II, many Japanese who had been kept in internment camps were offered jobs at this frozen foods producer. At one point, the population of workers reached about 3,000. Upper Deerfield.
  394. Tuckerton Shell Mound A 1500-year-old artificial island made by the Lenni Lenape Indians out of oyster shells. There are now several trees growing on the island, and it is easy to mistake it for a natural formation.
  395. This Side of Paradise The debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920, is set in Princeton University during the early 1900s.
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  396. Flying Pumpkin Festival  
  397. Snowmobile Barn Museum Over 90 years of snowmobiling history. Rare collection of over 300 sleds and thousands of collectibles: toys, ornaments, jewelry, advertisements etc. Fredon.
  398. Robbinsville Industrial Track The Camden and Amboy Railroad, chartered in 1830, was the first railroad charted in New Jersey, and only the third to be chartered in the U.S.
  399. New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival Toms River
  400. Ron-Jon Surf Shop
  401. Kingston
  402. Deal Lake Stocked with with prized freshwater monsters like Muskellunge and Northern Pike, Deal Lake is just a short stroll away from the salt water of the Atlantic.
  403. Beach Haven West 
  404. St. Peter's Church Perth Amboy.
  405. Lenape Trail A 34-mile-long trail connecting Newark with Roseland.
  406. Albino Village Located by Rt 3 and 21 in NJ, an area where Albinos supposedly lived in the middle of the 1900's. Probably folklore, because everyone knows there's no such thing as Albinos. 
  407. Hunterdon Museum of Art Located in the historic 1836 Dunham's Gristmill, this structure now hosts a small art museum. Clinton Boro.
  408. The Freedom Concert The first Sean Hannity Freedom Concert was held in Great Adventure in 2003 and as the number of cities hosting the event has expanded, the concert has continued its run in its original venue. Jackson.
  409. State Theatre According to their web site, the State Theatre "has offered a magnificent venue for many types of entertainment since 1921. Since then, we have become the premier location of many events such as Hub City Carnivale, the New Jersey Blues & Jazz Festival, Artist-in-Residence, Milk & Cookies, the Urban Arts Festival, on top of a full season line-up of Broadway, dance, orchestra, opera, family events, comedy, and more." New Brunswick.
  410. First FM Radio Broadcast July 18, 1939 from W2XMN. Alpine.
  411. Union County MusicFest
  412. Dickinson House, Alloway Township
  413. Jasna Polana Princeton.
  414. Presby Memorial Iris Garden Dedicated to cultivating and displaying a rich variety of irises. Founded in 1927, it is a part of the National Register of Historic Places. Montclair.
  415. Long Pond Ironworks State Park 
  416. Horse Park of New Jersey
  417. Tiffany Castle Newark.
  418. Carranza Memorial 
  419. Easton-Phillipsburg Bridge
  420. Long Path A 347-mile-long, non-contiguous trail that starts in Fort Lee and ends in Albany, New York.
  421. Vail Mansion Morristown.
  422. Seventh Day Baptist Church Plainfield.
  423. Bobolink Dairy Farm A place to buy old-fashioned cheese and bread.Vernon.
  424. Ladd's Castle Oldest brick house in the country. 
  425. Greenwood Early 20th century estate, with American Arts and Crafts buildings and garden features. Millburn.
  426. Middlebush Giant
  427. The Wrestler
  428. Christine Todd Whitman The first female governor of New Jersey. Best known for her fanatical support for partial-birth abortion, even though she is a Republican. Elected in 1993.
  429. Blairsden Mansion Haunted? Perhaps. Either way, it is a beautiful palace created for Clinton Ledyard Blair in the early 1900s. Peapack-Gladstone.
  430. Palace of Depression This building was built by George Daynor. He was an Alaska gold miner who lost his fortune during the stock market crash of 1929. Daynor built the home out of "junk" as a testament of will against the Great Depression. It was known as "the strangest house in the world," but eventually a fire destroyed the building. It is undergoing a historical restoration...maybe. Vineland.
  431. Delaware River Viaduct
  432. International Kite Festival
  433. Pleasant Valley Lavender New Jersey's only lavender farm. Marlboro.
  434. Hackensack RiverWalk Partially constructed trail that runs along the Hackensack River and Newark Bay from the Bayonne Bridge to Bellman's Creek in North Bergen.
  435. Drakes Cakes Ring Dings, Yodels, Devil Dogs, Yankee Doodles, Sunny Doodles and the horrifically named Funny Bones are all Garden State gifts to the world. Wayne.
  436. Manischewitz Largest manufacturer of processed kosher food and the world's largest matzo maker. Jersey City.
  437. Mary Ellis Grave 
  438. Swedish Village Bridgeton.
  439. Grover Cleveland Birthplace The National Park Service has this to say about the historic house: “Born in this modest house in Caldwell, New Jersey on March 18, 1837, Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms.  The house was the residence of the minister at the local Presbyterian Church.  Built in 1832, the “Manse,” as it was known, consisted of a two-story frame main section with a one-story kitchen on the east side and a one-story lean-to at the rear.  Simple Federal and Greek Revival details add a touch of sophistication to a simple vernacular building.  The large Cleveland family lived here from 1834 to 1841.” Caldwell. 
  440. Original Friday the 13th
  441. Hibernia Mine Bats 30,000 bats live in the abandoned Hibernia Mine, located in the Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area. Late summer to mid October is the best time to see the bats flying before they hole up in the mine to hibernate for the winter. Rockaway.
  442. Delaware & Raritan Canal Paddlers' Race The course is 10.6 miles long and the race is scheduled annually on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The starting point is at the Blackwell's Mills section of the canal. Franklin.
  443. Winter Eagle Festival
  444. Zip the Pinhead

  445. Bonnet Island Estate According to the web site, "Since the days in the latter quarter of the 19th century when it was known as “The Duck Inn,” the property has catered to various industries including fishing, transportation, recreation and tourism."
  446. New Jersey Ballet
  447. Ocey Snead Murder Not surprisingly, one of the few interesting things about East Orange is this famous murder. East Orange.
  448. Whippany Railway Museum
  449. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral A pretty little church built in the Russian Orthodox style. Howell.
  450. Wild West City Living history demonstrations, petting zoo, panning for gold, train, stagecoach rides, live action shows, pony rides.
  451. Mingo Jack The only black man lynched in New Jersey in the 1800s. Eatontown.
  452. Nothnagle Log Cabin Oldest log house still standing in the United States. 
  453. Fantasy Island Amusement Park Beach Haven.
  454. Millstone Valley Scenic Byway
  455. Stony Brook Bridge Princeton.
  456. Evolve Music and Yoga Festival 
  457. Albert Einstein's House Not open to the public, but you can look at it and give the people who live there the creeps. Princeton.
  458. Belmar Sandcastle Contest Belmar.
  459. Smithville Mansion Complex 
    A Greek revival mansion, gardens and 280 acres of parkland. There is also the original factory complex, which started as a cotton factory, then switched to a bicycle and woodworking. Smithville Lake offers canoeing and fishing. The observation deck offers nice views of wetlands, meadows and forests. There are 4 1/2 miles of trails for hikers and bikers. Also, snowshoers, cross country skiers and horseback riders can find recreation. Eastampton.
  460. Howell Living History Farm Hopewell Township.
  461. Horses in Mercer County, New Jersey
  462. Union County Courthouse Elizabeth.
  463. The Four Seasons This 1960s band was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
  464. Krueger-Scott Mansion Newark.
  465. MacCulloch Hall Historical Museum
  466. Trenton Thunder Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Trenton.
  467. Mount Tabor A small historic area with gingerbread Victorian houses. 
  468. Glen Alpin 
  469. New Sweden Part of New Jersey was once Swedish! The lower Delaware valley to be more specific. Eventually this land was ripped away by the Dutch.
  470. The Walam Olum
  471. Essex County Courthouse Newark.
  472. Readington River Buffalo Company 
  473. Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill Wood pressed apple cider, cider pressing demonstrations, cider donuts, hot mulled cider, cider hot dogs and cider gelato. Also, autumn pumpkin picking and the corn maze. Chester.
  474. Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul Passaic.
  475. Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Edison.
  476. Well Sweep Herb Farm  
  477. Prallsville Mills Historic District Prallsville was an important commercial center throughout the 19th century. Today it is a nine-building complex, including a large 4-story grist mill and grain silo, linseed oil mill and saw mill. It is next to the Delaware River and the Delaware & Raritan Canal.
  478. Garden State Film Festival 
  479. Ong's Hat
  480. Reeves-Reed Arboretum 
  481. Gaetano Bresci 
  482. Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
  483. Griggstown Quail Farm According to the web site, "In 1973, Farmer George Rude began raising a handful of quail on two acres of a farm...In 1992, the Griggstown Quail Farm had grown to over 75 acres of land and had come to accommodate approximately 35,000 pheasants, 70,000 quail, 150,000 chickens and, when in season, Mallard and Muscovy ducks, turkeys, and partridge. All the birds were all natural (free of growth hormones and antibiotics)." Franklin.
  484. Collingswood Theatre Collingswood.
  485. Clerks 
  486. Bamboozle Festival
  487. Oldwick General Store Built around 1750, George Washington and his army shopped here. Tewksbury.
  488. The Brownstone Paterson.
  489. Terhune Orchards Lawrence.
  490. Futuro Houses
  491. Union County Arts Center Rahway.
  492. Llewellyn Park The first planned community in the United States. West Orange.
  493. Willowwood Arboretum Chester.
  494. Cape May Wine School
  495. Mount Pleasant Cemetery Newark.
  496. Annual Maple Sugaring Festival 
  497. Trinity Church Princeton.
  498. Burlington County Prison
  499. Clark Thread Company Historic District 
  500. Brooksbrae Brick Ruins
  501. Tenafly Railroad Station Tenafly.
  502. Walt Whitman House Camden. 
  503. Neshanic Station Bridge This long, white web of steel is one of the most beautiful old rural bridges in New Jersey. Branchburg and Hillsborough.
  504. Avis Campbell Gardens Montclair.
  505. First American Copper Mine Dutch settlers got to digging in the Kittatiny Mountains, circa 1640.  
  506. US Equestrian Team
  507. Allamuchy State Park
  508. Swartswood State Park
  509. Farny State Park
  510. Jenny Jump State Forest From the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry: "Jenny Jump State Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. Panoramic vistas of the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the west, and scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically greet the visitor who climbs the narrow path leading to the top of Jenny Jump Mountain. Rocky outcroppings and boulders line the trail - evidence that great glaciers once covered what is now known as Jenny Jump State Forest."
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  511. Kittatinny Valley State Park
  512. Stephens State Park
  513. Wawayanda State Park
  514. Worthington State Forest
  515. Oxford Industrial Historic District  According to the New Jersey Historic Trust: "From the mid-eighteenth century through the early-twentieth century the ironworks of Oxford fueled New Jersey's development as a major industrial center. The Oxford Furnace, established in 1741, produced an enormous variety of iron products, such as firebacks, nails, stoves, and iron pots, as well as pig iron made from the raw iron ore extracted from the nearby mines. Eventually this bustling enterprise gave rise to a complete company town. Today 385 buildings remain from the former factory town, which comprise the Oxford Industrial Historic District.
    Oxford Furnace is the oldest standing hot blast furnace in New Jersey, and Shippen Manor, constructed in 1754, is a rare surviving example of a New Jersey ironmaster's residence constructed on a grand scale. Together they help tell the story of the industrial powerhouse that once was Oxford." Oxford.
  516. Franklin Mineral Museum
  517. Abraham S Hewitt State Forest Bearfort Ridge, with its views of Greenwood Lake, is one of the primary destinations in this parkland. Also, the Appalachian Trail crosses the state line into New York in on this property. 2,001 acres.
  518. Norvin Green State Forest
  519. Ramapo Mountain State Forest
  520. Bass River State Forest
  521. Parvin State Park
  522. Penn State Forest
  523. Belleplain State Forest
  524. Rancocas State Park
  525. Double Trouble State Park According to the NJDEP, "Fourteen original historic structures dating from the late 19th century through the early 20th century include a general store, a schoolhouse and cottages. The sawmill was restored in 1995, and the cranberry sorting and packing house was completed in 1996." Canoeing on Cedar Creek is also a popular activity.
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  526. Corsons Inlet State Park
  527. The Staten Islanders There's "nothing to do in Staten Island," so for their nights out, the natives migrate to the bars and nightclubs of New Jersey. The Staten Island males like to dance with other Staten Island males early in the night. This often includes putting on glow sticks and swinging them about in the darkness. Sometimes they even put small glow sticks in their mouth and then proceed to open and close their mouths at random intervals. The Staten Island females are harder to pick out, because quite honestly, Jersey Girls can be quite skanky too.
  528. Swartswood State Park
  529. Cheesequake State Park
  530. Carnegie Lake Stocked with Muskellunge and full of carp. This lake is also where the Princeton row team plies the waters. Princeton Township.
  531. Martinsville
  532. Henry Hudson  
  533. Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
  534. Teflon 
  535. Thomas Nast
  536. Northhampton Street Bridge According to Historic Bridges.org, "This bridge is a unique, incredible blend of engineering and artistry that is unlike any other bridge in the country." Phillipsburg.   New Jersey State Route 122 by dougtonePhoto by dougtone, via Flickr.
  537. Atsion Village  
  538. Nipper Building RCA Over 100 years old and now historically preserved and converted into luxury apartments. Camden.
  539. West Main Street Bridge Clinton.
  540. Baltusrol Golf Club
  541. Snake Hill This prominent rocky hill rising from the Meadowlands is the inspiration of the Prudential “Rock of Gibraltar” logo. It was named Snake Hill by Dutch settlers, who noticed that there were a lot of those reptiles there. Secaucus.
  542. The Sopranos
  543. Red Bank Riverfest
  544. Nike Missles
  545. Hartshorne Woods Park
  546. Whitesbog Village
  547. Moored Beach
  548. Wildwoods Convention Center
  549. Susquehanna Center
  550. Storybook Land
  551. Rowan University
  552. Montclair University
  553. Thomas Edison College
  554. Stevens Institute of Technology
  555. Stockton University
  556. Ramapo Univiersity
  557. Centenary College
  558. Fairleigh Dickinson University The administrative building is housed in Florham, which is a replica of the west wing of Hampton Court Palace outside of London. Madison.
  559. William Paterson University
  560. Jersey City State University
  561. Rider University
  562. Six-Mile Run Historic District 
  563. James Fenimore Cooper
  564. Surflight Theatre
  565. Ritz Theater
  566. Starland Ballroom Perhaps Swampland Ballroom would be more descriptive of this isolated music venue on a creepy road that snakes its way through a mixed industrial/marshy area. A great place to see live acts close up—and then run back to your car and drive home. Sayreville.
  567. Ravine Lake
  568. USFL New Jersey Generals Helped introduce owner Donald Trump to the general public. Probably the best known team in the United States Football League. Heisman Trophy-winning running back Hershel Walker was the team's biggest star, along with Doug Flutie, Brian Sipe, Gary Barbaro, Maurice Carthon and Kent Hull. East Rutherford.
  569. Buck Garden  
  570. Dey Mansion 
  571. Ridgewood Country Club
  572. Egg Island
  573. McFaul Gardens 
  574. Action Park Former amusement park known for it's deaths and accidents. Still alive in the memories of those who survived.
  575. Meadowlands Environmental Center
  576. Merriam House, Newton
  577. St. Lucy Catholic Church, Hoboken
  578. Cranford Presbyterian Church
  579. Seventh Day baptist church, Plainfield
  580. Henry Grubb Estate
  581. First Energy Park
  582. Mary Griffith
  583. Antique Emporium/Point Pleasant Beach
  584. Polar Bear Plunge/Seaside Heights
  585. Mardi Gras/Seaside Heights
  586. Viking Village
  587. Sayen Park Botanical Garden
  588. Tun Tavern
  589. Belcoville
  590. Amatol
  591. The Forks
  592. Albert Payson Terhune
  593. Sea Run Brown Trout
  594. Kevin Smith
  595. River Belle and River Queen
  596. Disco Fries Disco fries also known as "Elvis Fries". Made with brown gravy, mozzarella and steak fries.
  597. No Self Serve Gas Pumping
  598. Land of Make Believe
  599. Deep Cut Gardens A public garden with a nice vista, colorful flowers and rare trees. It was once owned my the notorious gangster, Vito Genovese. Middletown.
  600. Phoenix House, Mendham
  601. Urban Farms
  602. New Jersey State Library
  603. Deborah Hospital
  604. Kessler Institute
  605. Sterling Hill Mine Museum
  606. Cold Spring Village
  607. Champagne Island
  608. Walt Whitman House
  609. Forked River Mountain Nature Preserve
  610. Rutgers Display Gardens
  611. Traction Line Recreational Trail
  612. Morris Canal
  613. Sparta Mountain
  614. Lake Mohawak
  615. Trenton Iron Company and 1872 Wire Mill
  616. Sussex Branch Rail Trail
  617. Karamac Road Trail
  618. Poricy Park
  619. Peddie This is an “exclusive” boarding school where millionaires who don't want to bother being parents dump their children in preparation for college. This fancy-pants high school has a campus that would put many colleges to shame. Hightstown.
  620. Washington Rock State Park
  621. Robert Treat Hotel According to Best Western, which now owns the Robert Treat Hotel: “a Newark landmark, is celebrating its 85th anniversary. The Robert Treat Hotel remains an important Landmark of Newark's and New Jersey's history.
    Perhaps the most impressive structure of the original hotel was the lobby, where huge columns combined with intricate lighting features over a white marble steps, tile floors, and lavish rugs. There were plentiful lounge space, large palms and potted plants, and writing desks and tables on a balcony for afternoon tea.
    In 1980, the Robert Treat Hotel became the first hotel in Newark to receive the honor of being added to the both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
    The Maize Restaurant, heralded by the New York Times and the Star Ledger as one of New Jersey's best dining experiences, has been added to the décor of the Robert Treat Hotel.” Newark.
  622. Greetings From Asbury Park Postcard 
  623. Philip Freneau
  624. The Biddle Mansion
  625. Great Beds Lighthouse
  626. St. Peter the Apostle Church New Brunswick.
  627. Mary Higgins Clark
  628. Shark River Park Neptune, Wall.
  629. Sky Blue FC Women's Professional Soccer team. Won the championship in the league's first season. Piscataway.
    WPS Championship Game by WomenTalkSports By Amanda Vandervort via Flickr
  630. Jay Pratt Azalea Gardens 
  631. Pleasantdale Chateau Former home of early 20th century industrialist, Charles Walter Nichols. Now relegated to hosting weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs etc... West Orange.
  632. Joyce Carol Oates
  633. Silvia Dubois 
  634. Trenton Central High School Building
  635. Hudson County Courthouse  Jersey City.
  636. St. Luke's Episcopal Church Metuchen.
  637. Mitsuwa Marketplace A Japanese themed mall. Edgewater.
  638. Felician College Includes Iviswold Castle.
  639. Golden Nugget Antique Market
  640. Death of the Fox Tavern 
  641. Texas Weiner
  642. Mary Mapes Dodge
  643. Roosevelt Hospital Edison.
  644. Classic Cup Hobie Cat Races
  645. Waldor Orchids Historic flower shop. Linwood.
  646. Black Forest Arguably the most authentic German restaurant in New Jersey. Allentown. 
  647. Smoke Rise 
  648. Freehold and Jamesburg Rail Trail
  649. Delbarten School
  650. The Apple Tree House Jersey City.
  651. Harrisville
  652. Van Vleck Gardens
  653. Van Campens Glen
  654. Old Tuckerton Stage Road
  655. Kirby's Mill
  656. St. James Red Bank.
  657. Eastern Continental Trail 
  658. St. James Memorial Church Eatontown.
  659. Van Dorn Mill Bernardsville.
  660. Califon Elia-Bash House. Check out the charming, tiny Califon Train Station.Califon.
  661. Estellville Glassworks Ruins In operation from 1825 to 1877.
  662. Jim Seibert Award-winning duck decoy artist.
  663. Cookie Jar House in Glendora
  664. Allen Ginsberg
  665. Highfields, Lindbergh estate
  666. Elsie the Cow's Grave 
  667. Dragon Boat Races 
  668. Beattystown
  669. Michael Graves
  670. The World Record Yellow Perch Was caught by Charles Abbott in Crosswicks Creek in 1865. It weighed 4 lbs, 4 oz.
  671. Chester Telephone Pole Farm
  672. Lakewood Strand Theater
  673. Baldwin Hotel, Beach Haven 
  674. Overlook Hospital
  675. Mary Wilkins Freeman
  676. Peter Benchley
  677. Evergreens/The Schultz House  Montclair.
  678. Eagle Tavern Trenton.
  679. The Tiger Lady In 1999, Joan Byron-Marasek gained fame for her lost tiger, which was found wandering in sub-rural Jackson and shot by authorities. About 5 years later, New Jersey reacted with its customary speed and closed down Marasek's Tigers Only Preservation Society. 24 Tigers were removed. Jackson.
  680. Paul Belci Trendy, celebrity graphic designer. Belleville.
  681. Ray Tse Memorial Ray died at 15, and his rich brother commissioned a memorial sculpture that resembled a Mercedez Benz 2400 limousine. Linden.  
  682. White Hill Mansion Fieldsboro.
  683. John Mason House
  684. Abbey Glen Pet Cemetery
  685. Evil Clown of Middletown Okay, I think we are starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel here, but some people consider this sign on Route 35 to be a local landmark. Middletown.


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