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Here are many places to visit at the Jersey Shore, from North to South, and includes inland points as well

Monmouth County
KEANSBURG AMUSEMENT PARK/RUNAWAY RAPIDS - Keansburg - State-of-the-art water park. Dozens of unique rides and arcades. 2500 foot fishing pier and free beach 1800-805-4386
KEYPORT HISTORIC ANTIQUE DISTRICT - Keyport - Shop by the bay at numerous unique antique shops and boutiques. 732-335-8822
HAZLET TRAIN STOP AND LIONEL TRAINS MUSEUM - Hazlet - Model trains on display. 732-264-7429
PNC BANK (GARDEN STATE) ARTS CENTER - Holmdel - Outdoor amphitheater hosts ethnic festivals, dance, opera, classical and popular music concerts 732-335-0400
FIRST AVENUE PLAYHOUSE - Atlantic Highlands - Dinner/dessert theater offering comedic, puppet and marionette performances 732-291-7552
NAVESINK LIGHT STATION - TWIN LIGHTS HISTORIC STATE PARK - Highlands - Twin beacon lighthouse marks the western entrance into the New York Harbor. Began operating in 1828 until it was decommissioned in 1949. Although no longer used for navigation, its beacons are still shining. 732-872-1814
MOUNT MITCHELL SCENIC OVERLOOK - Atlantic Highlands - At 266 feet above sea level, it is the highest point on the entire Atlantic Seaboard. Scenic views of Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay and the New York skyline. Picnic tables and playground on premises. Part of the Monmouth County Parks System. 732-842-4000
SANDY HOOK LADY/SANDY HOOK TOURS - Atlantic Highlands -Paddle wheel excursion boat. Three hour brunch, lunch or dinner cruise up the scenic Navesink River. Hot buffet and live dance music. Reservations a must. OPEN MAY-OCTOBER 732-291-4354
FORT HANCOCK/SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE -Sandy Hook - Built in 1764, it is the oldest operating lighthouse in the United States and stands over historic Fort Hancock. 732-872-0115
IMAGINE THAT - Middletown - Children's hands-on museum for ages 1-10. Fifty interactive activities. 732-706-9000
DEEP CUT GARDENS - Middletown - 53 Acre park with YEAR-ROUND gardens, display greenhouse, horticulture center with home gardening experts and reference library. 732-671-6050
CHRIST CHURCH - Middletown - Has served a Church of England congregation since the 1680's, The present church was built in 1836. Sunday services, otherwise VISIT BY APPOINTMENT. 732-671-6050
ENGLISHTOWN AUCTION - -Englishtown - Giant flea market with over 1000 vendors on 50 acres. OPEN WEEKENDS YEAR-ROUND. 732-446-9644
DEL ROSSO'S BLUE BARRON BIPLANES - Englishtown - Stearman biplane, open cockpit rides along the coast, fall foliage flights, night flights and more. 732-591-0588
THE GROVE AT SHREWSBURY - Shrewsbury - More than 30 quality stores. OPEN DAILY. 732-530-1200
RED BANK ANTIQUE CENTER - Red Bank - Three buildings displaying antiques from over 150 dealers. 732-84-23393
MONMOUTH MALL - Eatontown - 150 stores, 15 screen Sony theater and food court. 732-542-0333
MONMOUTH PARK RACE TRACK - Oceanport - Thoroughbred racing, and dining. 732-222-5100
U.S. ARMY COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS MUSEUM - Fort Monmouth - Features communications electronics dating back to 1917. Guided tours of museum and fort.
CHURCH OF THE PRESIDENTS - Long Branch - On the National Register of Historic Places and State Register. Home to Long Branch Historical Museum. TOURS BY APPOINTMENT. 732-229-0600
OCEAN GROVE AUDITORIUM - Ocean Grove - A variety of musical events in the summer 732-775-0035
BELMAR PLAYLAND-ROOFTOP GOLF - Belmar - Hours of fun for the kids! Playland has video games, skeeball, miniature golf, batting cages, carnival rides restaurant, boardwalk fair and children's amusements. 732-681-5115
SPRING LAKE GALLERY - Spring Lake - Features international artists, sculptures, gifts, original oils, archeological jewelry, and has a unique collection of vintage French posters 732-449-2100
FREEHOLD RACEWAY - Freehold - Historic park featuring harness racing, trotters and pacers. 732-462-3800
FREEHOLD RACEWAY MALL - Freehold - Five department stores accompanied by more than 200 specialty shops, double-decker carousel, a food court and full-service restaurant. 732-577-1144
WALL STADIUM - Wall Township - Auto racing, sporting events and thrill shows 7326816400
SEAVIEW SQUARE MALL -Ocean Township - With two department stores 732-922-8100
SEA GIRT LIGHTHOUSE - Sea Girt - Historical displays. 732-449-9337
CIRCLE FACTORY OUTLET CENTER - Manasquan - Thirty manufacturers outlets. 732-223-2300
Ocean County
RIVER BELLE - Point Pleasant Beach -This 80-foot replica of a Mississippi River paddle wheel cruiser sails the picturesque Intracoastal waterway up the Manasquan River and Barnegat Bay daily. Luncheon, dinner, twilight and starlight excursions with DJ and dancing. 732-892-3377
JENKINSON'S AQUARIUM - Point Pleasant Beach  -Explore two floors of exotic fish, mammals, and birds. Facilities include a petting tank and a fossil room. Along the beach is a miniature railroad ride. 732-899-1212
POINT PLEASANT BEACH BOARDWALK - Point Pleasant Beach - Over a one-mile long boardwalk with arcades, amusements, entertainment, food stands and beach train. 732-899-2424
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE - Jackson - Theme amusement park covers 1700 acres and includes a 450 acre drive-thru safari park where more than 1200 animals roam free. 732-928-2000
JERSEY PADDLER - Brick - Canoe and kayak, sales rentals, lessons and trips 1-888-22-KAYAK
LAKEHURST NAVAL ENGINEERING STATION - Lakehurst - Site of the 1937 Hindenburg crash and the first U.S. intercontinental airport. Hanger Number 1 is a national historic landmark. 732-899-1212
LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS - Lakewood - Affiliate team of the Philadelphia Phillies
GEORGIAN COURT COLLEGE - Lakewood - Built in the late 19th century, this national historic landmark was the home of the American financer and railroad magnate George jay Gould. It has been a Liberal Arts College since 1924. 732-364-2200
OCEAN COUNTY PARK - Lakewood - 323-acre former Rockefeller estate contains trails and imported specimen trees. 732-506-9090
GOLDEN CLASSICS AUTO MUSEUM AND SALES  -Lakewood - More than 70 classic cars on display. Collectibles, clothing and toys in the gift shop. FREE ADMISSION. Group tours welcome. 732-370-2323
OCEAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM - TOMS RIVER  -Located in a 19th-century Victorian house. Displays of early industries, genealogical records and Ocean County history 732-341-1880
OCEAN COUNTY MALL - Toms River More than 115 stores including 4 department stores. 732-244-8200
OCEAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE - Toms River - Built in 1850, the courthouse is of colonial design with a Greek temple facade. This still fully operational courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 732-244-2121
RIVER LADY - Toms River - 83-foot paddle wheeler. Narrated sightseeing cruises of historical points on interest along the Toms River, special theme dance cruises and meal cruises with stops at area restaurants. 732-349-8664
TOMS RIVER SEAPORT SOCIETY AND MARITIME MUSEUM - Toms River - The museum was the former carriage house of the famous inventor Joseph Francis. Exhibits include indigenous water craft and specialized craft developed by local Baymen. 732-349-9202
ROBERT J. NOVINS PLANETARIUM - Toms River - Planetarium shows, sky shows and concerts. 732-255-0432
TOMS RIVER YACHT CLUB - Toms River - Located at Money Island in Toms River. Established in 1871, home of the Toms River Challenge Cup, the longest continually-run yacht race in America. Trophy cup is made of coin silver by Tiffany. 732-929-9809
SEASIDE HEIGHTS BEACH AND BOARDWALK - Seaside Heights  -1.5 mile long with the states only beach sky ride. arcades, antique carousel, food and more. 732-732-7467
CASINO FISHING PIER - Seaside Heights - Bay front recreation - Free bay front bathing, crabbing offered from the boats or docks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball facilities. 732-830-2252
FUNTOWN PIER - Seaside Park - Rides games food and attractions for all ages. Group rates and parties available 732-830-1591
OCEAN COUNTY ARTISTS GUILD - Island Heights - Exhibits, workshops and classes. 732-270-3111
BLACKBEARDS CAVE - Bayville - Family recreation center with go-cart, arcade. miniature golf, jousting, driving range, bumper boats, batting cages and pony rides. 732-286-4414
POPCORN PARK ZOO - Forked River - Humane Society refuge for abandoned or sick animals. Houses over 200 exotic and domestic animals on 7 acres within the scenic Pine Barrens. 609-693-1900
WELLES MILLS COUNTY PARK AND NATURE CENTER - Waretown  -900-Acre park in the Pine Barren wetland and uplands. 16 miles of marked hiking trails, 32-acre lake with canoe rentals, fishing, nature trails and nature center. 609-971-3085
TUCKERTON SEAPORT - Tuckerton -  authentic working Seaport village currently contains 16 re-created historical structures representing the various trades and crafts unique to the Barnegat Bay region and to the Baymen. 609-296-8868
TUCKERTON BORO DOCKS - Tuckerton - Third U.S. Port of Entry with warrant signed by President Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. Named for pioneer, postmaster and congressman Ebenezer Tucker.
RENAULT WINERY - Egg Harbor City - 130 year-old winery offers gourmet dining, party facility, and a wine garden cafe. Tours are also offered. 609-965-2111
SHORE MALL - Egg Harbor Township - More than 70 store, 16-theater cinema and restaurants. 609-646-7470
Ocean County (Long Beach Island)
BARNEGAT LIGHT MUSEUM - Barnegat Light - Formerly a one-room schoolhouse, now a national historic site featuring maritime exhibits and memorabilia, including a 5-ton kerosene lamp lens that was used in the nearby Barnegat Lighthouse from 1859-1927 and again during World War II. 609-494-8578
BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE - Barnegat Light - Nicknamed 'Old Barney', the lighthouse stands 175 feet tall, marking the entrance to Barnegat Inlet. Designed by Civil War General George G. Meade in 1835, and rebuilt in 1858, the lighthouse was in operation for over 80 years. 609-494-2016
ECOTOUR - Ship Bottom - Environmental kayaking and naturalist guided tours throughout the bay and wetlands area. 609-361-6425
BEACH HAVE GUIDED WALKING TOURS - Beach Haven - Outdoor tour includes restored, privately owned Victorian and Seashore Colonial houses and 6 Bed & Breakfasts. AVAILABLE DURING SUMMER ONLY. 609-492-0700
LONG BEACH ISLAND MUSEUM - Beach Haven - Exhibits of Long Beach Island history and artifacts. Walking tours and historical programs available EVERY MONDAY NIGHT. 609-492-0700
THUNDERING SURF WATERSLIDE - Beach Haven - Water rides and interactive 'squirt works' water play, adventure golf course. 609-492-0869
BAY VILLAGE AND SCHOONER'S WHARF - Beach Haven - More than 40 shops and 6 eateries with dance bar. 609-492-2800
FANTASY ISLAND AMUSEMENT PARK - Beach Haven - Casino arcade, amusement rides, and spectacular miniature golf. 609-492-4000
Atlantic County
VINELAND PRODUCE AUCTION - Vineland - Watch farmers at work and taste their delicious treats at one of the biggest produce auctions in the East. OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY - APRIL-NOVEMBER 609-691-0721
TOWNE OF HISTORIC SMITHVILLE - Smithville - 32 restored or reconstructed buildings depict crossroads town of the 1700's. Colonial crafts available for sale. 609-652-7777
NOYES MUSEUM - Oceanville - Rotating exhibits, permanent collection of contemporary American art and folk art. 609-652-8848
ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK - Atlantic City - The world's first boardwalk, built in 1881, has four mile of hotels, amusements, and casinos. The Convention Hall, built in 1928 and recently restored, uses the world's largest pipe organ for musical entertainment. 609-345-5600
ATLANTIC CITY HISTORICAL MUSEUM - Atlantic City - Preserves and showcases artifacts of Atlantic City's history. Exhibits on piers, nightlife, ethnic contributions and more. Free Admission 609-347-5839
CONVENTION HALL - Atlantic City - This 1929 center which was recently restored, is the site of the Miss America Pageant. It has the world's largest pipe organ. 609-449-7130
ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE - Atlantic City - Built in 1857, designed by Civil War General George G. Meade, the tower stands over 150 feet. It was decommissioned in 1933.  609-927-5218
GARDNER'S BASIN - Atlantic City - Once a home to pirates, privateers and whalers, it is now a restored maritime village with waterfront park. 609-348-2880
SEA LIFE MUSEUM MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING CENTER - Atlantic City - This unique rehabilitation facility is devoted to rescuing stranded or injured whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea turtles and returning them to their natural habitats. 609-266-0538
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT MUSEUM - Atlantic City - Houses strange and unusual exhibits from Robert Ripley's travels. Also, films and interactive funhouse 609-347-2001
VENTNOR CITY RECREATION CENTER - Ventnor City - WINTER ice skating and fun for the whole family. 609-823-7947
LUCY THE MARGATE ELEPHANT - Margate City - Built in 1881 to lure prospective land buyers, this architectural oddity is a historic landmark. One million pieces of timber and 4 tons of bolts were used to build this 90 ton, 6 story tall Elephant. Tours inside elephant available. 609-823-6473
SOUTH JERSEY REGIONAL THEATER - Somers Point - Major productions with a concentration from May-September 609-653-0553
Cape May County
GILLIAN'S ISLAND - Ocean City - Home of Gillian's Water Wonderland and family-fun miniature golf. 609-399-0483
DISCOVERY SEA SHELL MUSEUM - Ocean City -Spectacular collection of over 10,000 sea shells and coral from all over the world. 609-398-2316
OCEAN CITY ARTS CENTER - Ocean City - Gallery, shop and classes offered. 609-399-7628
FUN TOWN ARCADE - Sea Isle City - SEASONAL 609-263-9676
MISS AVALON FISHING PARTIES - Avalon - Open boat, party boat, nature cruises, fishing excursions - APRIL-NOVEMBER. 609-967-7455
LEAMINGS RUN GARDEN & COLONIAL FARM - Swainton - One of the most beautiful flower gardens on the East Coast along a one-mile walk-on a Colonial Whaler's farm 609-465-5871
WETLANDS INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM - Stone Harbor - Bird watching events held on 32 acres of privately owned land as well as 6000 acres of state owned land. Also included are exhibits and an aquarium depicting local marshland life. OPEN ALL YEAR. 609-368-1211
STONE HARBOR BIRD SANCTUARY - Stone Harbor - Open-air view of hundreds of species of shore birds on 21 acres. 609-368-5102
HEREFORD INLET LIGHTHOUSE - North Wildwood - Built in 1874. 609-522-4520
MOREY'S PIER - Wildwood - More rides than Disneyland, plus two spectacular water parks spread out over three piers. 609-729-0586
WILDWOOD BOARDWALK - Wildwood - Offers enjoyment for bicycling - permitted weekdays until 11AM - weekends and Holidays until 10:30AM
DELTA LADY - Wildwood - This 80' Mississippi River boat sails from Wildwood Marina and offers a 2-hour narrated cruise of Cape May. 609-522-1919
SUNSET LAKE AND TURTLE GUT PARK MEMORIAL - Wildwood Crest - Site of famous American Revolution battle fought in Cape May County 609-522-7788
BIG FLAMINGO/CAPTAIN SINN'S SIGHTSEEING CENTER - Wildwood Crest - Sightseeing, dinner and whale-watching cruises. 609-522-3934
COLD SPRING VILLAGE - Cold Spring - Set on 22 acres, this 19th-century village features the life and crafts of yesteryear. Visit the shops, restaurants, bakery and country store. 609-898-2300
CAPE MAY WHALE WATCHER - Cape May - Cruises available for whale and dolphin watching. SEASON BEGINS IN APRIL AND LASTS THROUGH OCTOBER. Cruises depart between 10AM and 12AM and 1PM and 4PM 609-884-5445
YANKEE SCHOONER - Cape May - Sightseeing on an 80-foot tall ship. Sails daily - MAY-SEPTEMBER 609-884-1919
MID-ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Cape May - YEAR-ROUND tours of Cape May's Victorian National Landmark District. Music Festival in June. 609-884-5404
CAPE MAY - Cape May - America's oldest seashore resort has national historic landmark status. It has the largest concentration of authentic Victorian structures in the nation including many Bed & Breakfasts. Popular vacation spot for out-of-state visitors. 609-884-5508
CAPE MAY COUNTY PARK AND ZOO - Cape May Court House - More than 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, YEAR-ROUND. 609-465-5271
CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE - Cape May Point State Park - Cape May - Spectacular views from the Watch Room Gallery of this restored 1859 structure. One of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States 609-884-8656
CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY - Cape May - Auto passenger ferry offers cruises across the Delaware Bay to historic Lewes, Delaware 609-884-5445

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