Attractions
in Newark, NJ (showing 1 - 12 out of 16)

The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!

American Labor Museum

83 Norwood St
Haledon, NJ 07508   Directions

(973) 595-7953

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The American Labor Museum, also known as the Botto House National Landmark, was the site where Industrial Workers of the World union leaders spoke to the crowds gathered beneath the balcony during the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. Since that historic day, this house attraction has served as an educational museum meant to further American understanding of “the history of work, workers and the labor movement throughout the world.”

Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey

400 Fred Wehran Rd
Teterboro, NJ 07608   Directions

(201) 288-6344

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Learn more about the Garden State’s two-century aviation and space heritage at the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey. Founded in 1972, this unique museum has collected, preserved and displayed aeronautical artifacts and attractions, and has honored men and women whose achievements brought global recognition to the state.

Branch Brook Park

115 Clifton Ave
Newark, NJ 07104   Directions

(973) 268-2300

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Located just minutes away from the heart of downtown and all of its attractions, Branch Brook Park is a gorgeous retreat in the middle of an urban landscape. Wander through its 360 acres of sprawling meadows and woodlands. Walk, jog, bike or birdwatch along the miles of undulating terrain, filled with streams and lakes and lined with 4,000 cherry blossom trees.

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St
Newark, NJ 07104   Directions

(973) 484-4600

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It’s hard to miss the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart as you explore downtown Newark. This French Gothic-styled cathedral features more than 200 stained glass windows and 14 giant bells imported from Italy. The fourth largest of its kind in North America, this cathedral is not only a beautiful architectural attraction but also a performance venue for several choirs and symphonies.

Great Falls of the Passaic River

65 McBride Ave
Paterson, NJ 07501   Directions

(973) 279-9587

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See the breathtaking Great Falls of the Passaic River, the second largest waterfall next to Niagara Falls and an intense force of nature. This National Historic Landmark played a vital role in New Jersey’s early industrial development and continues to draw in visitors wanting to see this spectacular sight.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

241 Pleasant Plains Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920   Directions

(973) 425-1222

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Since 1960 the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge has protected the New Jersey wildlife and its habitat. One of 553 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Great Swamp has become a home and resting ground for fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and more than 244 species of birds. Follow along the trails for a chance to see these creatures up close.

Hunterdon Art Museum

7 Lower Center St
Clinton, NJ 08809   Directions

(908) 735-8415

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Meander through the dynamic contemporary gallery at the Hunterdon Art Museum, showcasing the works of both established and emerging artists. This modern collection juxtaposes the design of the 19th century stone mill serving as the main museum building. The unique mesh of past and present creates a beautiful ambiance that anyone can appreciate.

Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum

192 Dodd St
East Orange, NJ 07017   Directions

(973) 673-6900

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Built and staffed by the NJ Youth Corps, the Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum allows children to “live” history and “play” science through a variety of excellent interactive exhibitions and attractions. The minute you and your kids walk through the door, everyone becomes an explorer! Search for an ancient mummy, journey through a distant galaxy, travel back to the Underground Railroad and much, much more!

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305   Directions

(201) 200-1000

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Located in Liberty State Park, the Liberty Science Center is a fun, interactive science museum where children (and adults) can turn learning into an adventure! Explore the exhibits and attractions and learn about the local environment, ecosystem and the creatures that live there, as well as other topics like energy sources, global health and human communication.

Liberty State Park

Morris Pesin Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07302   Directions

(201) 915-3409

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Opposite the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is Liberty State Park. On this side of the Upper New York Bay, the enormous historic park commemorates Jersey’s industrial waterfront transportation hub and its connection to New York City. Inside the peninsula park, you will find a variety of walkways, bike paths, fields, monuments, the Liberty Science Center and other attractions, not to mention the best view of the Big Apple.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

149 Polito Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071   Directions

(201) 933-2220

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Feast upon a delightful four-course meal, which you shall eat like royalty. Medieval royalty, that is, which means with your hands. Children and children at heart will love the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, an attraction where the whole family can enjoy a unique twist on dinner and a show. Cheer for your knight as he fights with and against other knights, both on foot and on horseback.

Montclair Art Museum

3 S Mountain Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042   Directions

(973) 746-5555

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View more than 12,000 works of art at the Montclair Art Museum, one of the only museums in the US dedicated to American and Native American art and artifacts. This distinctive collection includes paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculptures from way back in the 18th century up to today.