Northeast USA Attractions

    Gillian's Wonderland Pier, New Jersey

  6 Street & Boardwalk - Ocean City, NJ           
If you are looking for fun and excitement in "America's Greatest Family Resort" you will find it here at Gillian's Wonderland Pier. Gillian's Wonderland Pier is located at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk, in beautiful Ocean City, New Jersey. When arriving in Ocean City, head for the Giant Wheel, and let your fun and excitement begin.
Wonderland Pier is a "pay as you go" type amusement park. Each ride or attraction requires an appropriate amount of tickets for admission onto the ride or attraction of your choice. Wonderland Pier has 35 different rides and attractions to choose from, ranging from small rides for the little kids, to rides for the kid in everyone! No matter what you ride, you're sure to have fun here at Gillian's Wonderland Pier.
    Princeton Library, New Jersey
  65 Witherspoon St. - Princeton, NJ            
The Princeton Public Library, the community's living room, connects people with ideas, information, technology, resources and each other in ways that enrich their lives and help them to realize their dreams.
    Snug Harbor Botanical Garden, New York State
  1000 Richmond Terrace - Staten Island, NY
          
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will kick off its roster of 2013 events on January 12 with a concert by the Vincent Ruggieri Jazz Quartet and an exhibition of the work of two unique artists from the Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program (SHARP). The jazz concert, the first in the Island Sounds Music Mash-Up series will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Main Hall, Building C. The SHARP exhibition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Building G. Refreshments will be served. Admission to both events is free. The Snug Harbor campus is at 1000 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island.
A short ferry ride away from Manhattan's powerful downtown financial district sits one of New York City's best kept secrets, The Staten Island Botanical Garden. Nestled within the grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, The Staten Island Botanical Garden with its Victorian charm and stately elegance is a "must visit" that should be on every tourists' list.
    West Side Rifle & Pistol Range, New York State
  20 West 20th Street - Manhattan - New York, NY           
Welcome to the Westside Rifle & Pistol Range! Having served the New York metropolitan area since 1964, Westside has evolved into a full service shooting range that caters to a variety of shooters. Members include hobbyists, hunters, and members of the law enforcement community.
In the City of New York one does not need a permit to shoot a .22 caliber rifle. Westside offers the opportunity for novices to experience the excitement of firing a .22 caliber rifle.
    Cape May Lewes Ferry, New Jersey
  1200 Lincoln Blvd - North Cape May, NJ            
Whether you're crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of a long-distance trip, on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, your journey is sure to be a memorable one. Enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort!
    Union Square Park, New York State
  Between 14th and 18th Streets - New York, NY            
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Union Square (also known as Union Square Park) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. Today it is bounded by 14th Street, Union Square East, 17th Street, and Union Square West. It is run and operated jointly by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as well as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
In 1976, the Council on the Environment of New York City established the Greenmarket program, which provided regional small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products at open-air markets in the city. The most famous is the Union Square Greenmarket, held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 8 AM and 6 PM year round. 250,000 customers a week purchase 1,000 varieties of fruits and vegetables at the market. The variety of produce available is broader by perhaps a factor of ten than what is found in a conventional supermarket.
    Long Island Aquarium, New York State
  431 East Main Street - Riverhead, NY             
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Located on Main Street in Riverhead, along the Peconic River, Long Island Aquarium is Long Island’s full-scale Aquarium. Themed around the “Lost City of Atlantis,” Long Island Aquarium blends science and nature with myth to create an informative and entertaining environment for visitors of all ages. We offer a rich variety of experiences, from fascinating marine life exhibits to Aquatic Adventures and educational programs.
Long Island Aquarium is also home to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, New York State’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center
    Historic Richmond Town, New York State
  441 Clarke Avenue - Staten Island, NY             
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Historic Richmond Town is a living history museum located in Staten Island, New York. It is a complex of buildings and structures that have been carefully preserved to give visitors a glimpse into the past and a better understanding of the history and culture of Staten Island and New York City. The museum features over 30 historical structures, including a colonial-era courthouse, a one-room schoolhouse, and a variety of homes and businesses that were once located throughout Staten Island. Visitors can experience what life was like in the past through interactive exhibits, tours, and living history demonstrations. The museum is also home to the Staten Island Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Staten Island and its residents. The society's collections include artifacts, documents, and photographs that provide a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived on Staten Island throughout history.
The museum is open to visitors throughout the year and offers a variety of programs, events, and activities for visitors of all ages. Visitors can take a tour of the museum's buildings and structures, participate in hands-on activities, attend lectures and workshops, and explore the museum's gardens and grounds. The Decker Farm is also part of the museum's property, where visitors can enjoy the bountiful harvests of produce from its well-maintained and beautiful organic fields, and learn about the farming practices used in the past.
In Historic Richmond Town, visitors can live vicariously through history and really gain a feel for the true American experience. It's a great place to bring friends and family to create memories that will last a lifetime. With its rich history, beautiful architecture, and engaging programs, it's easy to see why visitors keep coming back to this unique and historic museum.
    Camden Children's Garden, New Jersey
  3 Riverside Drive - Camden, NJ            
Designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play. The Garden is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and adjacent to the Adventure Aquarium, Susquehanna Bank Center, Battleship New Jersey and Riversharks Baseball. The Children's Garden is easily accessible by the RiverLink Ferry from Penn's Landing, the PATCO High Speedline, or the River Line train.
    Eagle Institute, New York State
  Rte 97 - Barryville, NY           
"The Eagle Institute public programs are held during the winter months, when 150-200 bald eagles migrate to this region. To minimize disturbance during the breeding season, our only public program from March through July is in cooperation with the Basha Kill Area Association’s thebashakill.org Nature Watch program. We also collect data about the region’s nesting pairs and encourage participation through our Kitchen Counters Program."
    United Nations, New York State
  1st Avenue at 46th Street - New York, NY             
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The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 192 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.
    Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC
  3109 Wisconsin Avenue, NW - Washington, DC            
"The idea for a national cathedral is as old as Washington itself. In 1791, when Congress selected the site to be the capital of the United States, President George Washington commissioned Major Pierre l’Enfant to design an overall plan for the future seat of government.
Since the first services were held in Bethlehem Chapel, Washington National Cathedral has opened its doors to people of all faiths as they have gathered to worship and pray, to mourn the passing of world leaders, and to confront the pressing moral and social issues of the day."
    Northlandz, New Jersey
  495 U.S. 202 - Flemington, NJ           
Northlandz is a 16 acre world class attraction developed by Bruce and his wife Jean. Included in this complex is a doll museum, La Peep Doll House, a 2,000 pipe theater pipe organ (which Bruce plays) and art galleries throughout. The building is reflective of the couples lifelong commitment to art, expression, and creativity.
    Natural Stone Bridge & Caves, New York State
  535 Stone Bridge Road - Pottersville, NY            
The massive stone bridge arch - the largest marble cave entrance in the east - dominates this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology from rock over one billion years old. Take a walking stick, map, and camera and set out on a self-guided, above-ground, natural stone step nature trail and experience up-close the many unique rock features, such as potholes, grottos, a gorge and mill site waterfalls. Descend into lighted surface caves with raging waterfalls or tranquil dark pools. To learn more, see the Adirondack memories display or view a free PBS video describing the history and geology of the caves.
    Prospect Park Zoo, New York State
  450 Flatbush Avenue - Brooklyn, NY            
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Let your wild side reign free as you explore the many faces of some very unique creatures at this Brooklyn museum of life. Venture deep into the jungle as you see the animals up close. Dare to spend the day with the valor of a lion roaming with his pride. A family spending time together, appreciating nature in all its ferocious glory is what this NYC museum is all about. Take the children to the discovery center where they can try their hand at some basic veterinary skills while conducting check-ups on real live animals. Then, head over to the young naturalist camping area, cook food on a "campfire", and explore using field guides for animals that one might see on a camping trip. Feeling the urge to feed some of the animals’ springtime is the perfect time to head over and feed the sea lions - they just love the attention too. Weekends are an ideal time to visit as you can chat live with the zookeepers and learn how they care for the animals. Maybe even find out what your favorite animal does when you're not there. Overall, this taste of the wild offers a wide variety of things to do, see and learn. Spring/Summer 2012 is a great time to come see this gem.
    Belmont Park, New York State
  2150 Hempstead Turnpike - Elmont, NY            
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Belmont Park is a 430-acre racetrack in Elmont, N.Y. There are two race meetings at Belmont Park in 2012: the 56-day Spring/Summer meeting will be from April 27 to July 15; and the 37-day Fall Championship meeting will be from Sept. 8 to Oct. 28. Belmont Park is the home of the 144th Running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday June 9, 2012.
    Long Island Game Farm, New York State
  638 Chapman Boulevard - Manorville, NY           
The largest combined children's zoo and wildlife park on Long Island. Offering families a natural environment where they can learn about wildlife and animals through education and entertainment.
The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island.
    Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey
  30 Washington Place - Morristown, NJ            
Morristown National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as does Morristown. The historic landscapes, structures, objects, and archeological and natural resources at Morristown are tangible links to one of the most defining events in our nation's history. Here the Continental Army under Washington's leadership emerged as a cohesive and disciplined fighting force. The Morristown experience is fundamental to both American history, and remains a source of inspiration for Americans and the world.
    MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
  One MetLife Stadium Drive - East Rutherford, NJ              
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Unlike any other NFL facility, MetLife Stadium is home to two NFL franchises, the New York Jets and New York Giants. In addition, MetLife Stadium continues to host world class concerts, college football, International soccer and many other timeless events. Now is your time to enjoy VIP access as we invite you to take a behind the scenes look at our home.
Your guided tour will visit some of our premium spaces, such as the Commissioners Club, Toyota Coaches Club and our luxury suites, as well as taking a walk on the field where some of your favorite athletes play each week*. Our MetLife Stadium VIP Tours offer both an exciting and educational experience for every sports fan!
    Lititz Springs Park, Pennsylvania
  PO Box 110 - Lititz, PA             
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The history of the Reading & Columbia Rail Road started with the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company chartered April 4, 1833 by an Act of the Pennsylvnia Legislature. This is all part of a complex story that began locally in 1857 with generated interest in a railroad between Reading and Columbia. A group of influential citizens from Lancaster and Berks Counties secured passage of a charter creating the Reading & Columbia Rail Road Company, which was signed by Governor James Pollock on May 19, 1857.
    Ice Skating at Schenley Park, Pennsylvania
  Schenley Oval on Overlook Dr. - Pittsburgh, PA            
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The Schenley Park Skating Rink is open for ice skating during the winter. Throughout the winter the rink operates daily and offers a variety of public sessions and special sessions such as family nights, adults only nights and college ID discount sessions. The facility hosts three special events: "Skate with Santa" in December, "Mascot Skate" in January, and "Valentines on Ice" in February. The Schenley Park Skating Rink also features a meeting/banquet room with kitchen available for rental year-round.
    Casino Pier, New Jersey
  800 Ocean Terrace - Seaside Heights, NJ            
Welcome to Casino Beach Pier located on the beautiful Jersey Shore Atlantic Ocean in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier is a “Family Fun and Sun Resort” historically known for offering an unforgettable Jersey Shore experience.
New Jersey’s most exciting family water park just got even better. Breakwater Beach, the Pier's newly renovated water park, is the ultimate summer experience for your family.
    Adventure Aquarium, New Jersey
  1 Riverside Drive - Camden, NJ             
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Christmas Underwater sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia is around the corner. Dive into the holidays and discover an incredible winter underwater wonderland from November 26 through December 24, 2021.
The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos and one of only two aquariums in the country to exhibit a Hammerhead Shark. Roll up your sleeves and prepare for a thrill at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront, America’s Most Touchable Aquarium! Adventure Aquarium is a true waterfront treasure, featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space, over 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 super cool animals!
Adventure Aquarium offers numerous hands-on touch experiences including the all new Stingray Beach Club, where you can touch and hand-feed gentle and curious stingrays; Touch-A-Shark, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ; Interactive Inlet where you can see what it feels like to touch jellies, horseshoe crabs, lobsters, grass shrimp and more; and Creature Feature, where you can reach in to touch colorful, coldwater creatures.
    Shields Skatepark and Shop, New Jersey
  17 Minneakoning Road - Flemington, NJ           
A NEW, totally custom indoor skating facility located in a roomy warehouse at 17 Minneakoning Road in Flemington, NJ , near the Flemington Circle. Shields Skatepark has over 18,600 square feet of quarterpipes, ledges, rails, gaps, custom ramps, wedges, boxes, banks, spines, roll-ins, a vert wall and featuring a 46-foot-long, eight-foot-high halfpipe.
Attracting skaters and riders from all over the NY, NJ, and Philadelphia area. Come play with the best pros and amateurs in the NorthEast! There's also sponsored contests for riders, skaters, skooters and bikers at all levels. And live band shows. Always something happening just around the corner at Shields!
    Steel Pier, New Jersey
  1000 Boardwalk - Atlantic City, NJ            
With 24 rides, games and prize wheels, a food court and free admission, the Steel Pier is successfully luring back the family trade to a town that had become a one-dimensional casino resort. A custom made, double-decker carousel, fashioned by Italian craftsmen, features hand-painted scenes from Atlantic City's past.
    National Mall, Washington DC
  7th Street NW and Madison Dr NW - Washington, DC           
"The National Mall is part of the original design for the federal city, the massive open space park stretches from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It is also where you will find the museums of the Smithsonian, the Reflecting Pool and the famous Washington Monument. It was intended to be a forum to exercise freedom in the form of protests and rallies as well. Numerous festivals and concerts take place on the lawn throughout the year. A gravel path encircles the Mall and is a great place for a sightseeing run or walk. You just might run into a Senator. Certainly any visit to Washington DC should start here on the Mall."
    Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania
   - Stoystown, PA             
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On September 11, 2001, shortly after terrorists flew airplanes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon, the forty passengers and crewmembers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought a battle in the sky over Pennsylvania. These forty heroes won their battle against terrorists and thwarted a planned attack on our nation’s capital, saving countless numbers of lives, but sacrificing their own in a field just east of Pittsburgh, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Because of the quick and determined actions of the passengers and crew, Flight 93 was the only one of the four hijacked aircraft that failed to reach the terrorists' intended target on September 11, 2001. The passengers and crew showed unity, courage, and defiance in the face of adversity. The Flight 93 National Memorial will be a place dedicated to the memory of these great heroes; a place for future generations to learn about their actions; a place for healing and understanding.
    Dutch Wonderland, Pennsylvania
  2249 Route 30 East - Lancaster, PA             
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A History of Providing Family Fun
In 1963 the Clark family of Lancaster, PA, founded DUTCH WONDERLAND Family Amusement Park. With just 18 acres and 4 rides it quickly became a welcome destination for family fun. Over the years DUTCH WONDERLAND has grown to 48 acres and over 30 rides, special shows and attractions, and related properties including DISCOVER LANCASTER COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM, OLD MILLSTREAM Campground, WONDERLAND Mini-Golf, and The Gift House at Kitchen Kettle Village.
    Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Pennsylvania
  3830 Dorney Park Rd. - Allentown, PA             
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Dinosaurs Alive - Step back in time to millions of years ago in our brand new Dinosaurs Alive! animatronic dinosaur park! More than 30 life-sized dinosaurs are on display, some up to 40 feet tall. Guests will visit thematic exhibits along a wooded path, following how they lived, what they ate, how they protected themselves, and how they adapted to their prehistoric world. An educational and exciting attraction that the whole family can enjoy together.
Roller Coasters - Are you looking for roller coasters that will make your head spin, heart throb and hair stand straight up? Then Dorney Park is the place for you! We have a wide variety of thrill-seeking roller coasters that will leave you wanting more! Can you handle it? Wildwater Kingdom and much more.
    Philadelphia Zoo, Pennsylvania
  3400 West Girard Ave - Philadelphia, PA             
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Home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction with over 1.2 million visitors last year. Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first. The charter establishing the Zoological Society of Philadelphia was approved and signed on March 21, 1859. Due to the Civil War, however, it was another 15 years before America's first zoo was ready to open. The Zoo opened its gates on July 1, 1874. The Frank Furness Victorian gates and gatehouses, and the Zoo's location, are the same today as they were on the day it opened. One of its assets, then and now, is John Penn's home, The Solitude, which sat on the land chosen for the Zoo. John Penn was the grandson of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. The Solitude is considered to be Philadelphia's most precise and elegant expression of neoclassical style.