Wallet-Friendly!

Rather than swiping your card and dishing out cash at every stop, save up for times when it really matters. On your day off, come by some free yet fun attractions. There's historical, artistic, nature-rich spots and more. Anyone can find something that interests them and it doesn't taking spending money to do it. A lot of these locations are consistently upholding their grounds so they can continue to be available to visitors, and accept donations to go towards these efforts.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk

  732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Free Activities at Jenkinson's Boardwalk!\nAlmost every day of the week there's lots of free things to do at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Aquarium and North Inlet Beach.\nSundays at 7pm, a New Jersey tradition continues with NJ 101.5's Big Joe Jersey Talent Show on the... Read More

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Cape May County Park & Zoo

  609-465-5271 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

One of the only free zoos in the state! \n \nAnimal lovers will delight at the animals at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. See a lion, giraffe, camels, alligator, black bear and more animals from all around the world at this free zoo in NJ. After seeing all the fascinating animals,... Read More

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Rutgers Gardens

  732-932-8451 | Middlesex County

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Appreciate plant life \n \nRutgers Gardens is a botanical garden tucked away behind the Rutgers University campus. It is a free attraction open to the public year-round. Stroll through beautiful agricultural collections such as the Rain Garden and the Bamboo Forest. There are many trees,... Read More

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Sea Girt Lighthouse

  732-974-0514 | Monmouth County

Sea Girt, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Sea Girt Lighthouse guided mariners in their journeys since December 10, 1896. It was built to illuminate a blind spot between the Barnegat Lighthouse and Navesink Lighthouse. It is one of only 11 of the 40 original lighthouses in New Jersey open to the public. The building is now a historical landmark filled with exhibits, photos... Read More

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Tenafly Nature Center

  201-569-2266 | Bergen County

Tenafly, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

This non-profit educational center is one of the best free attractions in NJ for nature lovers. Trails are open 365 days a year. You can observe wildlife, go birding, take a hike through the scenic trails and much more. In the winter, the Tenafly Nature Center is a great place to go skiing, snow-shoeing or ice skating (weather... Read More

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Howell Living History Farm

  609-737-3299 | Mercer County

Hopewell, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Travel back in time at this fun and free farm attraction. See a real farm in action and help out with the chores and activities around the barn, in the kitchen and out in the field. Relive the early 1900s, a time when horse buggies roamed the dirt roads of Pleasant Valley and everything was done by hand. Help the farmers harvest... Read More

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Marine Mammal Stranding Center

  609-266-0538 | Atlantic County

Brigantine, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Animal lovers will be delighted by a visit to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a non-profit organization committed to helping stranded whales, seals, dolphins, sea turtles and other creatures that have washed ashore. Visitors can learn all about the rescue operation at the Sea Life Educational Center and the Observation Tank.... Read More

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Noyes Museum of Art

  609-652-8848 | Atlantic County

Oceanville, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

The Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton College offers Southern New Jersey an opportunity to learn about, explore and experience the arts. It follows the vision of local entrepreneurs Fred and Ethel Noyes. See fascinating photography, paintings, sculptures and new media exhibits. The museum features collections from signature artists... Read More

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Fort Hancock Historic District

  732-872-5970 | Monmouth County

Highlands, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Those interested in military history should visit the Fort Hancock Historic District. It is located in the north end of Sandy Hook and served in coastal defense until 1974. Its located just south of New York City made Fort Hancock a strategic site for navigational and defense purposes through many prominent periods in United States... Read More

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Wildwood, NJ Beaches

  800-992-9732 | Cape May County

Wildwood, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Most beaches in New Jersey require visitors to buy beach badges in order to enter. The beaches in Wildwood, New Jersey are some of the only in the state that never charge an admission fee. Not only is the beach free, but the boardwalk also offers endless amusements from rides to arcade games, nightlife and restaurants. The horizon... Read More

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Heritage Glass Museum

  856-881-7468 | Gloucester County

Glassboro, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

If you are taking a trip to the Southern shore, stop by the Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro, NJ. Experience over 200 years of glass all native to New Jersey. From the rarest types of glass to the coolest glass you have ever seen, this museum has it all. The staff will teach you about the history of the material and how some... Read More

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Cohanzick Zoo

  856-453-1658 | Cumberland County

Bridgeton, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Located on about 15 acres of land, the Cohanzick Zoo was the first zoo ever opened in New Jersey. They house a variety of different animals such as red foxes, peacocks, a black bear, a porcupine, white tiger and a wallaby! A cool thing that kids will love to see is the feeding of the tiger, an event that occurs every day at 2 pm.... Read More

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Drumthwacket

  609-683-0057 | Mercer County

Princeton, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

The heart and soul of the state is through the governor and now you can see how past governors lived when you visit Drumthwacket. See the timeline of New Jersey's governors from beginning to end and learn about the history of the state's operation. Tours focus on the architecture and history of the property with the added bonus of... Read More

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Discovery Seashell Museum

  609-398-2316 | Cape May County

Ocean City, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Uncover some cool shells and other wonders of the sea at the Discovery Seashell Museum in Ocean City, NJ. Visitors are invited to take self-guided tours and explore the museum's selection of over 10,000 seashells of all different shapes and sizes. In addition to the thousands of shells collected from around the world, you will find... Read More

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Warren E. Fox Nature Center

  609-625-1897 | Atlantic County

Mays Landing, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

If you love the environment and you want to learn more about it, visit the Warren E. Fox Nature Center in Mays Landing, NJ. It is the main station for environmental education in Atlantic County and an awesome free place to bring the kids for an afternoon of fun. Built in 1984, the facility was named after an environmentalist who... Read More

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New Jersey Naval Museum

  201-342-3268 | Bergen County

Hackensack, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Come on down to the New Jersey Naval Museum, home to the USS LING 297! As one of the coolest free attractions in the Garden State, this war museum offers the best collection of war boats you can find in the North. Other interesting items they have on display include a torpedo, a Mark V diving suit and even a SEAL delivery vehicle!... Read More

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Twin Lights Historic Site

  732-872-1814 | Monmouth County

Highlands, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

Double the amount, double the fun! Twin Lighthouses located in Highlands, New Jersey is the perfect amount of historical entertainment and fun. Originally built in 1828, Twin Lights became the second light station to help navigate ships in the New York Harbor area. With two beacons standing at a whopping 320 feet tall, this was... Read More

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Batsto Village

  609-561-0024 | Atlantic County

Hammonton, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

If you are a fan of the wilderness, then you should adventure out to Batsto Village in the historic Pinelands of New Jersey for a free and fun afternoon. Administered and protected by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks & Forestry, this village is a great place to go if you want to spend... Read More

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Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum

  856-451-7300 | Cumberland County

Bridgeton, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

The Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum is a free attraction in Southern NJ and houses tons of mesmerizing memorabilia native to the region. You are always welcome to come and visit their array of awesome exhibits with a little bit of everything. At this museum you can find photos and equipment, scrapbooks and even a trophy... Read More

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Princeton University Art Museum

  609-258-3788 | Mercer County

Princeton, New Jersey

Free Attractions in NJ

See famous artwork \n \nVisit the Princeton University Art Museum for an educational, culturally-rich and free day trip! The museum features an expansive collection of world art- the collection includes African Art, Asian art, modern and contemporary pieces, photography, prints and drawings,... Read More

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Jenkinson's Boardwalk

 732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Free Attractions in NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Free Activities at Jenkinson's Boardwalk!\nAlmost every day of the week there's lots of free things to do at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Aquarium and North Inlet Beach.\nSundays at 7pm, a New Jersey tradition continues with NJ 101.5's Big Joe Jersey Talent Show on the... Read More

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Cape May County Park & Zoo

 609-465-5271 | Cape May County

Free Attractions in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

One of the only free zoos in the state! \n \nAnimal lovers will delight at the animals at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. See a lion, giraffe, camels, alligator, black bear and more animals from all around the world at this free zoo in NJ. After seeing all the fascinating animals,... Read More

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Rutgers Gardens

 732-932-8451 | Middlesex County

Free Attractions in NJ

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Appreciate plant life \n \nRutgers Gardens is a botanical garden tucked away behind the Rutgers University campus. It is a free attraction open to the public year-round. Stroll through beautiful agricultural collections such as the Rain Garden and the Bamboo Forest. There are many trees,... Read More

View Details

Sea Girt Lighthouse

 732-974-0514 | Monmouth County

Free Attractions in NJ

Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sea Girt Lighthouse guided mariners in their journeys since December 10, 1896. It was built to illuminate a blind spot between the Barnegat Lighthouse and Navesink Lighthouse. It is one of only 11 of the 40 original lighthouses in New Jersey open to the public. The building is now a historical landmark filled with exhibits, photos... Read More

View Details

Tenafly Nature Center

 201-569-2266 | Bergen County

Free Attractions in NJ

Tenafly, New Jersey

This non-profit educational center is one of the best free attractions in NJ for nature lovers. Trails are open 365 days a year. You can observe wildlife, go birding, take a hike through the scenic trails and much more. In the winter, the Tenafly Nature Center is a great place to go skiing, snow-shoeing or ice skating (weather... Read More

View Details

Howell Living History Farm

 609-737-3299 | Mercer County

Free Attractions in NJ

Hopewell, New Jersey

Travel back in time at this fun and free farm attraction. See a real farm in action and help out with the chores and activities around the barn, in the kitchen and out in the field. Relive the early 1900s, a time when horse buggies roamed the dirt roads of Pleasant Valley and everything was done by hand. Help the farmers harvest... Read More

View Details

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

 609-266-0538 | Atlantic County

Free Attractions in NJ

Brigantine, New Jersey

Animal lovers will be delighted by a visit to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a non-profit organization committed to helping stranded whales, seals, dolphins, sea turtles and other creatures that have washed ashore. Visitors can learn all about the rescue operation at the Sea Life Educational Center and the Observation Tank.... Read More

View Details

Noyes Museum of Art

 609-652-8848 | Atlantic County

Free Attractions in NJ

Oceanville, New Jersey

The Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton College offers Southern New Jersey an opportunity to learn about, explore and experience the arts. It follows the vision of local entrepreneurs Fred and Ethel Noyes. See fascinating photography, paintings, sculptures and new media exhibits. The museum features collections from signature artists... Read More

View Details

Fort Hancock Historic District

 732-872-5970 | Monmouth County

Free Attractions in NJ

Highlands, New Jersey

Those interested in military history should visit the Fort Hancock Historic District. It is located in the north end of Sandy Hook and served in coastal defense until 1974. Its located just south of New York City made Fort Hancock a strategic site for navigational and defense purposes through many prominent periods in United States... Read More

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Wildwood, NJ Beaches

 800-992-9732 | Cape May County

Free Attractions in NJ

Wildwood, New Jersey

Most beaches in New Jersey require visitors to buy beach badges in order to enter. The beaches in Wildwood, New Jersey are some of the only in the state that never charge an admission fee. Not only is the beach free, but the boardwalk also offers endless amusements from rides to arcade games, nightlife and restaurants. The horizon... Read More

View Details

Heritage Glass Museum

 856-881-7468 | Gloucester County

Free Attractions in NJ

Glassboro, New Jersey

If you are taking a trip to the Southern shore, stop by the Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro, NJ. Experience over 200 years of glass all native to New Jersey. From the rarest types of glass to the coolest glass you have ever seen, this museum has it all. The staff will teach you about the history of the material and how some... Read More

View Details

Cohanzick Zoo

 856-453-1658 | Cumberland County

Free Attractions in NJ

Bridgeton, New Jersey

Located on about 15 acres of land, the Cohanzick Zoo was the first zoo ever opened in New Jersey. They house a variety of different animals such as red foxes, peacocks, a black bear, a porcupine, white tiger and a wallaby! A cool thing that kids will love to see is the feeding of the tiger, an event that occurs every day at 2 pm.... Read More

View Details

Drumthwacket

 609-683-0057 | Mercer County

Free Attractions in NJ

Princeton, New Jersey

The heart and soul of the state is through the governor and now you can see how past governors lived when you visit Drumthwacket. See the timeline of New Jersey's governors from beginning to end and learn about the history of the state's operation. Tours focus on the architecture and history of the property with the added bonus of... Read More

View Details

Discovery Seashell Museum

 609-398-2316 | Cape May County

Free Attractions in NJ

Ocean City, New Jersey

Uncover some cool shells and other wonders of the sea at the Discovery Seashell Museum in Ocean City, NJ. Visitors are invited to take self-guided tours and explore the museum's selection of over 10,000 seashells of all different shapes and sizes. In addition to the thousands of shells collected from around the world, you will find... Read More

View Details

Warren E. Fox Nature Center

 609-625-1897 | Atlantic County

Free Attractions in NJ

Mays Landing, New Jersey

If you love the environment and you want to learn more about it, visit the Warren E. Fox Nature Center in Mays Landing, NJ. It is the main station for environmental education in Atlantic County and an awesome free place to bring the kids for an afternoon of fun. Built in 1984, the facility was named after an environmentalist who... Read More

View Details

New Jersey Naval Museum

 201-342-3268 | Bergen County

Free Attractions in NJ

Hackensack, New Jersey

Come on down to the New Jersey Naval Museum, home to the USS LING 297! As one of the coolest free attractions in the Garden State, this war museum offers the best collection of war boats you can find in the North. Other interesting items they have on display include a torpedo, a Mark V diving suit and even a SEAL delivery vehicle!... Read More

View Details

Twin Lights Historic Site

 732-872-1814 | Monmouth County

Free Attractions in NJ

Highlands, New Jersey

Double the amount, double the fun! Twin Lighthouses located in Highlands, New Jersey is the perfect amount of historical entertainment and fun. Originally built in 1828, Twin Lights became the second light station to help navigate ships in the New York Harbor area. With two beacons standing at a whopping 320 feet tall, this was... Read More

View Details

Batsto Village

 609-561-0024 | Atlantic County

Free Attractions in NJ

Hammonton, New Jersey

If you are a fan of the wilderness, then you should adventure out to Batsto Village in the historic Pinelands of New Jersey for a free and fun afternoon. Administered and protected by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks & Forestry, this village is a great place to go if you want to spend... Read More

View Details

Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum

 856-451-7300 | Cumberland County

Free Attractions in NJ

Bridgeton, New Jersey

The Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum is a free attraction in Southern NJ and houses tons of mesmerizing memorabilia native to the region. You are always welcome to come and visit their array of awesome exhibits with a little bit of everything. At this museum you can find photos and equipment, scrapbooks and even a trophy... Read More

View Details

Princeton University Art Museum

 609-258-3788 | Mercer County

Free Attractions in NJ

Princeton, New Jersey

See famous artwork \n \nVisit the Princeton University Art Museum for an educational, culturally-rich and free day trip! The museum features an expansive collection of world art- the collection includes African Art, Asian art, modern and contemporary pieces, photography, prints and drawings,... Read More

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