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If you are looking for something new and fun to do, check out our guide to the top 50 overall cool things to do in NJ. From arcades and unique museums to breweries and shooting ranges, you are sure to find something fun that interests you. Sure, you can always head down the shore or catch a great view of the NYC skyline, but there are so many more awesome things to do in New Jersey that you might never have thought of. Try making your own wine, suiting up for paintball, blowing glass and so much more. Check out the selection below to find your next cool adventure.

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iPlay America Website | 732-577-8200
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728  Central NJ
iPlay America Top 50 Cool Attractions and Things to do in NJ The Best Indoor Amusement Park in NJ iPlay America Top 50 Fun and Cool Things to do in NJ
The City of iPlay America is New Jersey’s best place to GET INSIDE THE FUN! iPlay America features a spectacular array of more than 250 exciting video and skills games, thrilling attractions like Cosmic Battle 2-Level Laser Tag, a 4D Theater thrill ride, the Pine Belt Speedway Go Karts, Bumper Cars, Skyscraper, Boardwalk, the Freedom Rider spinning coaster and the largest indoor high-ropes course in New Jersey! iPlay America also has great attractions for younger children, terrific concerts, celebrity Meet & Greets and amazing events. And best of all, it's ALWAYS FREE to enter! It’s YOUR Ultimate Everyday Getaway!

iPlay America won the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, and the Asbury Park Press Best of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store. iPlay America also features an outstanding selection of food options. There is something to please every appetite at Game Time Bar & Grill, Sonny's Boardwalk Grill, Boardwalk Bites, The Grind Coffee Co. and Broadway Sweets, one of the region’s largest candy stores.

iPlay America has great specials! Every Friday from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., iPlay America offers BOGO Fridays, where guests bring a friend for double the FUN! Purchase a Regular Price Unlimited Ride Band or Power Play Pass during BOGO Friday and get one FREE!

At 9 p.m. on Fridays, iPlay After Dark, iPlay America’s signature event for guests 21 and over begins! Come and party with New Jersey’s hottest bands, live DJ’s, a spectacular light show and the chance to win awesome prizes. Plus, save $10 on a Power Play Pass (only $19.99 with discount) to enjoy Unlimited Video Games and so much MORE! iPlay After Dark is great for parties and there’s never a cover!

From birthday parties to congrats for good grades to a spontaneous night out, iPlay America is Central Jersey's best place to go out and GET INSIDE THE FUN! It’s YOUR Ultimate Everyday Getaway!

Award-winning Amusement Park in NJ for Kids of All Ages!
Grape Expectations Website | 732-764-WINE (9463)
25 Kearney St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807  Central NJ
Grape Expectations Somerset County NJ Top 50 Cool Things to do Make your own wine in Central NJ
Experience the inviting atmosphere of this winery and learn how much fun winemaking can be. You will be completely involved in this hands-on experience throughout the entire process. Everything from the crushing and pressing of the grapes to the bottling of the wine will be in your control. Choose from select California, Italian and South American grapes and juice so your wine tastes exactly as you like.

During your wine making session, you will be assisted by international award-winning winemakers who have dedicated their lives to making sure everyone who wants to learn how to make wine is given the opportunity to do so. They know that you will be happy with the wine you make with them and find the entire wine making experience to be fun and pleasurable. Call TODAY for details or visit their website for upcoming events.

Romantic date idea!
Adventure Aquarium Website | 856-365-3300
1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103  Southwest NJ
Adventure Aquarium Camden County NJ Top 50 Cool Things to do Coolest indoor aquarium in NJ
Open 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and, most importantly, new moments of magic. Check out KidZone, an enchanting playground "under the sea," and experience seven different touch exhibits to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and more.

Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world where you can see hippos on exhibit and the only aquarium in the country to feature a great hammerhead - among the largest and rarest of sharks! Add two million gallons of fun, a 40-foot suspended Shark Tunnel, a 4D Theater, free live shows and up-close animal experiences daily and it's clear to see why a trip to Adventure Aquarium promises to deliver family memories that will last a lifetime.

Conveniently located minutes from Philadelphia, on the Camden Waterfront
Knockerball and More Website | 732-690-5670
180 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724  Central NJ
Knockerball and More Top Overall Coolest Thing to do in NJ

"Get In The Ball!" Knockerball and More in NJ Top 50 Overall Cool Activities in NJ
Knockerball and More is in the Monmouth mall in Eatontown, NJ and has 18,000 square feet of family fun and activities! Their trademark attraction Knockerball is a growing fascination across the country. For those that don’t know, Knockerball is when you get strapped into a giant bubble ball and play hilarious games like bubble soccer. They have a huge Knockerball field, where you can also play Human Bumper Cars, Sumo Wrestling, Relay Races and more!

On top of all that, they have a new 1,900 square foot Glow Darts and Laser Tag battlefield! You and your team can play mission base games like Freeze Tag, Capture the Flag or other strategic games using Nerf Guns or laser Tag Guns! The battlefield is equipped with LED blacklights and fun club like lighting, glow in the dark bunkers and hideouts, and music banging on the speakers!

They also have mash up games like Foot Darts, and Foot Pool, like billiards but with your feet (socks required), Human Foosball, Dodgeball, Giant Jenga, Connect 4, a giant ball pit, human wack-a-mole, this list goes on and on. Seriously, you need to check out all the games, details and play packages available here! 

5 Miles from the Monmouth Beach!

The Funplex Mount Laurel Website | 856-273-9666
3320-24 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  Southern NJ
The Funplex Mount Laurel 50 Cool Things to do in NJ A large indoor/outdoor amusement park in NJ
There are endless possibilities of fun when visiting The Funplex of Mount Laurel! With indoor and outdoor attractions the fun never stops! Enjoy bumper cars, a huge arcade, mini golf, 18-lane bowling with huge HD screens to see all the action, bumper boats, a driving range for go karts, a water park and more. Have endless fun ALL YEAR LONG!

Their laser tag arena is one of the best in the state! They have a unique game system where all of the players play on two different teams and play until the time is up for everyone. You get your phazer and an electro vest and then you enter into the futuristic space maze lit up by colorful space-like lights. You and your team must zap the opposing team's home base and anyone from the other team that gets in your way. In the summer enjoy one of the best water parks in NJ! Splashin' Speedway water park playground is THE PLACE to go during the summer with activities for everyone in the family!

Perfect place to bring the entire family
The Pampered Spirit Website | 732-299-8793
Serving all of NJ, ,    All of NJ
The Pampered Spirit Top 50 Things to do in NJ Mobile Services Have a day spa come to your NJ location The Pampered Spirit Top 50 Cool Things to do by the NJ Shore
The Pampered Spirit creates a unique spa experience in the comfort and privacy of your home, office, hotel or corporate venue. The at-home spa experience not only reduces physical stress but eliminates the environmental stress of having to drive home afterwards.

The Pampered Spirit strive to achieve total relaxation for each client by pampering the mind, body and spirit in either a private or group session with friends and loved ones. The best part is that you choose the setting! Whether it be your home, an office or a friend's house, The Pampered Spirit will come to you! They also offer a full service spa menu along with unique packages such as Dinner and Massage and Spa Parties for any occasion. They serve all of New Jersey and come to your location! Please call 732-299-8793 or visit their website for more information.

Mention to get a 10% discount on any one service!
Warren County Farmer's Fair Website | 908-859-6563
1350 Strykers Rd., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865  Northwest NJ
Warren County Farmers Fair and Balloon Festival Top 50 Cool Things to do in NJ July 28th through August 4th! Warren County Farmers Fair Top 50 Cool Northern NJ Things to do
We’re a little bit country. That’s how we roll!  This year the Fair celebrates 81 years of providing families with affordable admission, a variety of free activities and quality food at a reasonable price. Make some noise with an antique tractor pull, carnival rides or nightly action in the Main Arena, including Demolition Derbies and Mud Bogs. In addition to a true country fair, the event hosts a Hot Air Balloon Festival. Each evening witness a bevy of hot air balloons rise from green grass to blue sky in a mass hot air balloon launch.

Other highlights of the Fair include, 4-H & FFA exhibits and competitions, and the Kids' Corral, where children can enjoy making a variety of crafts, enjoy shows, join in some contests for prizes and more, all free of charge. Visit the Hot Air Balloon Festival website and the Warren County Farmers' Fair website for more information.

Held annually from Saturday, July 28th to Saturday, August 4th
Delaware River Tubing Website | 908-996-5386
778 Frenchtown Rd., Milford, NJ 08848  Central NJ
Delaware River Tubing 50 Cool Things to do in all of NJ The coolest outdoor adventure in NJ Delaware River Tubing Frenchtown NJ /top 50 Overall Cool Things to do
Enjoy a scenic 2 to 4 hour tubing, rafting, kayaking, or canoeing trip on the Delaware River! Each rental includes an exclusive FREE BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog Man," halfway through your river adventure next to a private island with picnic tables in the water!

This is a great way to spend the day with the kids or relax with a loved one because there are so many fun and cool things to do, but very little stress! You can stop and explore the small islands with the kids or take a breath and sun bathe on the water. Many visitors take their time and spend up to six hours on the water! This is the most reasonably priced one day adventure that can be found in all of New Jersey! Visit their website for more information and reservation information or call them directly.

Delaware River Tubing also offers special group rates to camps, scouts, churches and corporate outings for groups with 18 or more participants. Fundraisers and birthday parties available (One great memory, but a gift for all). Get directions to Delaware River Tubing.

Conveniently Located in Central NJ on the Delaware River (Closest tubing to NY & PA)
Insectropolis Website | 732-349-7090
1761 Rt. 9, Toms River, NJ 08755  Central Shore Region NJ
Insectropolis NJs Top 50 Coolest Things to do The bugseum of NJ
Insectropolis, a New Jersey museum dedicated to insects, bugs and creepy crawlers, is located in Toms River. They have numerous exhibits that feature both basic information and more complex facts about the insects that live in your yard. If you want your children to begin with the basic fun facts, bring them to Insectropolis' Bug University. Here the kids will discover the ways in which scientists classify bugs, varying characteristics of these organisms and so much more!

Other cool displays and exhibits such as the Mud Tube, Hive Airport and Caterpillar Cafe will teach you, and your children, about specific insects. They have exhibits that cater to everyone's interests and whether your child is a fan of spiders and termites or ladybugs and caterpillars, they will be given a chance to see the bugs, and learn about them, at this cool NJ bug museum!

They also host camps and birthday parties!
The Historic Village at Allaire Website | 732-938-2371
4265 Atlantic Ave., Wall Township, NJ 07727  Central NJ
The Historic Village at Allaire Top 50 Cool Historic Attractions in NJ Fun historic fun in Wall, NJ
The Historic Village at Allaire State Park in Wall, NJ provides families with countless hours of fun, activity and a little bit of education! Families who visit this cool Central NJ attraction will be afforded the opportunity to take a step back in time, learn about life in the early 19th century and see reenactments of certain activities and events.

During the fall season, visotors will be given the chance to take part in seasonally appropriate activities such as pumpkin picking and haunted hayrides. Additionally, Allaire State Park is always available for visitors to explore. There are over 3,000 acres of land complete with walking and bike trails, picnic areas and much more! This is one of the coolest places you can visit with your family because it doesn't matter what season it is, there is always something fun to do and the family is sure to be entertained.

Activities for the whole family!
Let's Create Art Studio Website | 973-299-0633
106 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834  Northern NJ
Lets Create Art Studio Morris County NJs Top 50 Coolest Things to do Cool art studio and gallery in NJ
Let's Create Art Studio is the place for children, and adults, to go for art lessons. They have beginner classes for children where the basics of drawing and painting can be learned and experienced. If your child already knows the basics, they may decide to take Let's Create Art Studio's cartooning class where they can learn how to quickly draw funny faces and characters, or they may wish to take the studio's graffiti class where lettering as an art form is explored.

The classes offered to adults and teens, while still fun, provide students with a more in depth study of the field and specific styles of art. Students learn how to draw and paint like professionals as they progress through the art classes and workshops at Let's Create Art Studio! Birthday parties also available for any level of experience. For more information call 973-299-0633 or visit their website here.

Great fun for aspiring artists of any age
Elite Climbing Website | 856-273-1370
67 Old Kings Highway, Maple Shade, NJ 08052  Southern NJ
Elite Climbing Southern NJ Top 50 Cool Things to do New Jersey's premier indoor rock gym
Elite Climbing, an indoor rock climbing gym in Maple Shade, NJ, offers visitors of all ages the chance to conquer their fear and climb a rock wall! They have both bouldering and top climbing walls so climbers can choose the level of difficulty and pursue their goals. A friendly staff member is always available to answer any questions you may have, provide you with safety tips and, most importantly, make sure you are having the most fun you can have at Elite Climbing!

This cool rock climbing facility in NJ also hosts various events, group activities and birthday parties. If your child loves their rock climbing class so much that they want to share the experience with their friends, all you need to do is call 856-273-1370 and let the staff know which date you are looking to book. Not only will the kids get the adrenaline rush of climbing a rock wall at these parties, but they can also get their faces painted and enjoy the contents of an Elite Climbing goody bag!

They even offer yoga classes for climbers!
BonkerZ Family Fun Center Website | 609-454-5653
4437 Rt. 27, Suite 1a, Princeton, NJ 08540  Central NJ
BonkerZ Family Fun Center Mercer County NJ Top 50 Overall Cool Things to do Family fun arcade in NJ
BonkerZ Family Fun Center and Laser Tag is a great place to bring the kids for a fun-filled afternoon in Princeton, NJ. They offer great specials on laser tag games, where kids can play unlimited rounds, run the grounds shooting their friends and earning points, all in a safe environment. These rounds of unlimited laser tag are offered every Wednesday - Saturday for $20 for all the games you can handle!

In addition to awesome laser tag, BonkerZ Family Fun Center also has an arcade full of both new and classic games. Whether you or your children are fans of games such as Guitar Hero and racing games, or you prefer the age-old games like air hockey and claw games, you will have fun at BonkerZ Family Fun Center. Visit the website for prices and daily specials!

Offer unlimited laser tag 4 days a week!
Garden State Discovery Museum Website | 856-424-1233
2040 Springdale Rd., Suite 100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003  Southwest NJ
Garden State Discovery Museum Top 50 Cool Things to do NJ Camden County Museum for kids in NJ
The Garden State Discovery Museum, located in Cherry Hill, is an excellent place to take your children for a day of fun and education in Southern NJ. Their goal is to provide children with the tools they need so safe and engaging exploration of the world can take place. The staff encourages your child, whether they are one or ten, to use their imagination and creativity so they are excited about learning.

The Garden State Discovery Museum allows kids to learn in a hands-on environment, playing with art supplies, becoming the hero of a story they made up all by themselves and even experiment with cooking, all in a safe environment! The museum has a Discovery Theatre where kids can watch entertaining and educational videos, as well as children's workshops and classes where the focus can range from science and sign language to music.

Children 10 and under will have a blast at this museum
The Chocolate Belles Website | 732-920-2266
249 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ 08723  Central Shore Region NJ
The Chocolate Belles Top 50 Coolest Things you can do in NJ Ocean County Make your own chocolate in NJ
The Chocolate Belles, a candy making shop in Brick, NJ offers various make your own classes. There are two candy making classes available and, if you take both, you will be an expert at making all kinds of delicious chocolates! In their Candy Making 2 class, you will learn the art of making raspberry jellies, almond butter crunch, nougat and even marshmallows. In their Candy Making 3 class, you will be taught the art of making truffles, candy covered pretzels and much more!

In addition to the chocolate making classes, The Chocolate Belles also offers cake decorating classes, classes for children and mommy and me classes! From basic chocolate making and cake decorating to the more complex arts of truffle making and panoramic sugar egg classes, you can definitely find a cool class to take at this top New Jersey chocolate shop! Classes happening weekly, check the schedule for dates and to sign up!

One of the coolest classes to take in Central NJ
Glass Roots Website | 973-353-9555
10 Bleeker St., Newark, NJ 07102  Northern NJ
Glass Roots 50 Cool Classes and Things to do in NJ Glass making in NJ!
Glass Roots opened in 2001 under the belief that art can elevate and transform a community. The owners seek to bring creativity to the forefront by offering fun, cool glass making classes. As a means of encouraging their students, Glass Roots employs the fun curriculum-based disciplines of STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math), to provide students with hands-on learning that allows them to express themselves in a structured, yet fun and relaxed, environment.

Classes students can choose from include traditional glass making, flat glass, glassblowing and even flame working. Flame working is a bead making technique that allows students to make their own necklace or bracelet. Whether you are new to glass making or a seasoned pro looking for a new and cool class to take in NJ, you are sure to find it at Glass Roots. Wake up your creativity and take a class today!

Kids will love making their own glass
Sterling Hill Mine Tour and Museum Website | 973-209-7212
30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439  Northern NJ
Sterling Hill Mine Tour and Museum NJs 50 Best and Coolest Things to do Visit a real zinc mine in NJ
Most everything man-made has something to do with mining. Take a 1/4 mile underground walking educational adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ. Along the way you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous fluorescent Rainbow Tunnel where everybody gets to take home a fluorescent mineral specimen!

At this cool NJ museum you can find one of the world's richest zinc ore deposits. This area boasts over 350 minerals, about 70 of which fluoresce, that's about 10% of the known minerals in the world! In addition to the Rainbow Tunnel, you can see their Rock Discovery Center, Fossil Discovery Center and onsite Observatory. See the website for a full schedule of event dates and times. Individual and group tours available.

Kids who love adventure will love this cool museum!
Top Gun Paintball Website | 732-928-2810
567 Monmouth Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ 08514  Central NJ
Top Gun Paintball List of 50 Cool Things to do Around NJ Freehold Area The ultimate paintball experience in NJ
Top Gun Paintball is a paintball park in Cream Ridge, NJ that has been providing visitors with the best experience for over 20 years! Open all year round and boasting over 130 acres of terrain to play paintball, Top Gun is certainly one of the coolest places you can go for a game of paintball in NJ. Come with either a large group of friends, or by yourself, because on the fields friendships and alliances form all the time and you'll be sure to leave with more buddies than you brought.

In addition to the awesome paintball experience, Top Gun also hosts birthday parties for children 8 years old and older. These parties can take place in either the morning or the afternoon and included in the price are the rentals of guns and masks, air refills and 200 paintballs per player. Kids will certainly remember their experience at Top Gun Paintball, whether it be because they had/attended a party there or because they spent an afternoon simply playing the game for fun.

Cool place in NJ to visit for fun and adventure
Monster Mini Golf Website | 732-544-2200
749 Hope Rd., Eatontown, NJ 07724  Central NJ
Monster Mini Golf Monmouth County Top 50 Cool Things to do in NJ Coolest miniature golf course in NJ
Monster Mini Golf of Eatontown, a cool mini golf course in Monmouth County NJ, is strewn with black lights and awesome displays so your golfing experience is truly unique. With monsters guarding each hole, the goal of this golf game is to successfully maneuver your ball through the course and around the monsters, earning points and maybe even a hole in one!

Children will love spending time at Monster Mini Golf because, in addition to the brightly lit and unique golf course, there is also an awesome arcade on premise. If miniature golf is not their favorite game, or they have finished their round of golf but do not want to go home yet, they can have fun playing classic arcade games such as air hockey, arcade basketball, crane games and much more! Because Monster Mini Golf is so different from other miniature golf locations, children will think it is one of the coolest indoor things to do in NJ and may even beg to come back a second time!

A great place to bring the whole family!
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