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The Best Unknown Attractions in NJ

See some cool and unique hidden attractions in New Jersey. Take a break from the crowds and visit these unknown attractions instead!


Central NJ
The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
151 Eggerts Crossing Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-530-6802

The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey best unknown attractions NJ Learn about NJ military history
Learn all about the National Guard’s role in the context of the larger history of New Jersey at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey. See original and reproduced uniforms, weapons, photographs, artifacts and art from various periods in history and service. There are 20 tanks, vehicles and cannons on display, as well as two rooms dedicated to military memorabilia. You can also visit the War Memorial Annex at the Trenton War Memorial to see more artifacts relating to the distinguished service of several state National Guard units.

Lots of military memorabilia on display

Northern NJ
Fly High Watersports 
139 Nolans Point Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
973-464-7373

Fly High Watersports unknown attractions in NJ SOAR THE SKIES WITH FLYBOARD!
Have you ever wanted to fly? Now the opportunity is here! Let Fly High Watersports teach you how to defy gravity! Jet Packs are the latest and greatest invention to hit the water. They are the closest thing to human flight. To see this new adrenaline-pumping sport in action check out the videos on our website. You will see people flying 40 feet in the air, doing dolphin dives and back flips on these amazing new inventions! Let our certified Flyboard Instructors teach you how to soar through the sky. Whether you are brand new to the sport or a seasoned veteran we will take you to the next level. You will be amazed at how easy it is to learn how to fly!

Once you have taken a course with us you will have the opportunity to purchase one of these powerful new systems. We directly import Flyboards and Hoverboards from the manufacturer in France. Make a splash and book your flight today! We offer group rates and party packages including Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties. We are located at the Jefferson House on Lake Hopatcong NJ. When you are finished with your lessons stay for dinner and live entertainment!

Call to book your Flyboard session today!

Southern NJ
Big League Dreams 
15 Fostertown Road, Medford, NJ 08055
609-654-4555

Big League Dreams hidden attractions NJ Dream Big, Play Hard and Celebrate!
Big League Dreams is a unique family entertainment center in Southern NJ that offers a structured, safe and fully supervised sports themed party service for all ages. Our 40,000 square foot indoor facility contains indoor Wiffle (R) Ball fields modeled after major league parks, an indoor 18 hole mini golf course with 9 black-light holes, game arcade, private party and gathering rooms, a merchandise shop and a food concession stand and picnic area. Big League Dreams also features a 2.5 acre outdoor laser tag arena located adjacent to our indoor facility which includes various terrines, barriers and bases to test your ability. Whatever your game is we offer it at Big League Dreams and will make your visit a truly memorable experience!

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Northern NJ
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
973-209-MINE

Sterling Hill Mining Museum NJ best unknown attractions Interesting geology museum
Visit this lesser known NJ museum for an interesting an education geological experience. Children of all ages love doing geology field work in the Rock Discovery Center and Fossil Discovery Center. Both centers offer kids the chance to dig for geological artifacts, and they get to keep what they find! There are also many other interesting exhibits, such as an underground mine tour and the Ellis Astronomical Observatory where you can see the stars, planets and more wonders of space. On-site workshops, group field trip tours and classes are also offered by the museum.

Take an underground mine tour!

Central NJ
Oasis Family Farm 
3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-7300

Oasis Family Farm best nj unknown attractions Best family-friendly farm in Central NJ
Oasis Family Farm is located in Mercer County, New Jersey. Our farm is geared to families and family-friendly events all season long. Our fun zone, gem mining and fossil adventure are available seven days a week! We are a great adventure for scout troops, schools and families.

Are you looking for a new birthday party idea? Come to Oasis Family Farm! There are several packages to choose from.

Oasis Family Farm looks forward to your visit. Please contact us for more information, we will be happy to help you.

Special events every weekend!

Central NJ
Richie Knucklez Arcade 
631 Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822
908-797-7901

Richie Knucklez Arcade Best NJ unknown attractions Play vintage arcade games!
"The King of Arcades" is back at the original location in Flemington, NJ! Richie Knucklez Arcade is one of the most unique attractions for kids and families in Central NJ. Both parents and kids love spending an afternoon at this vintage arcade in Central NJ.

Richie Knucklez has the best selection of retro arcade games, video games and pinball machines. Those who grew up in the 80s will feel nostalgic playing favorite arcade classics like Frogger, Gravitar and Asteroids. Play unlimited arcade games for one set admission price. Be sure to check out their websiteand Facebook for information about open arcade nights and private parties.

Have a retro arcade party!

Southern NJ
Historic Burlington Antiques Emporium 
424 High St., Burlington, NJ 08016
609-747-8333

Historic Burlington Antiques Emporium Southern NJ unknown attractions Best antique shop in Southern NJ!
The Historic Burlington Antiques Emporium is New Jersey's largest and most diverse antique shopping center. The emporium is conveniently located just two miles from the Burlington-Bristol Bridge and five miles off the New Jersey Turnpike. Spend an afternoon in Southern NJ and browse for hours through the 14,000 square foot building filled from wall to wall with interesting antiques, collectibles and household items. Veteran and new antiquers, young and old, will be stunned at the amount of items for sale.

Over 65 individual antique and collectable dealers come to the emporium to sell their merchandise under one roof. Find unique and hard to find items including model trains, books, military collectables, paintings, photographs, records, magazines and much more. Shop for home and office items as well, find new and used furniture pieces, kitchenware, china, clocks and many other interesting items. The jewelry and stained glass pieces for sale cannot be found anywhere else in the state, they’re truly one-of-a-kind items. The Historic Burlington Antiques Emporium is open year round, seven days a week. After your afternoon of antiquing, venture out into Burlington City to tour and dine at one of the local eateries.

Winner of Burlington's Best Antique Shop 4 years in a row

Southern Shore Region NJ
Lucy the Margate Elephant
9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402
609-823-6473

Lucy the Margate Elephant New Jersey best unknown attractions Climb to the top!
A fun and quirky NJ attraction, Lucky the Elephant stands 6 stories high and is considered a national landmark. Take a tour at this hidden NJ attraction to learn about Lucy’s architecture and history. During the tour, you will get to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the howdah to get a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding shore area. Tours are offered every half an hour and hours vary by time of year. There is also a gift shop on premises. Children will delight at the sight of this friendly elephant!

Tours begin every 1/2 hour

Central NJ
InfoAge Science and History Learning Center
2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ 07719
732-280-3000

InfoAge Science and History Learning Center best unknown attractions in NJ Unique and educational museum
Communication technologies were an integral component of all historically-prominent events and periods of the twentieth century, and they continue to play an increasingly important role in current society. The InfoAge Science and History Learning Center honors the communication pioneers of wireless, World War I, World War II, space exploration and the cold war. Learn all about the history of radio technology, the inventors and scientists who made it all possible, the first computers and even electronic warfare of modern times. This fascinating learning center is one of the best unknown attractions in NJ. It is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm and admission is a suggested $5 donation per person.

All kinds of communication technology artifacts and info

Southern Shore Region NJ
Sunset Beach
Sunset Blvd., Cape May, NJ 08204
No Phone Number

Sunset Beach best unknown attractions in New Jersey Beautiful beach in Cape May
See the remains of a World War I warship, beautiful quartz crystals among sand grains and a summer evening flag ceremony at Sunset Beach in Cape May, New Jersey. This lovely secluded beach destination is a beautiful and unique alternative to some of the more popular shore points along New Jersey. The Atlantus, the boat that got stuck in a sand bar and remained right there until this day is a cool sight to see, and the beautiful pebbles along the beach make interesting artifacts to take home- you can even collect them and decorate your home with them! There are three gift shops along the beach where you can purchase crafts, jewelry and more.

See the remains of a WWI ship!

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