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Fun things to do in TUXEDO PARK

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Bergen County Zoo

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    (20 miles) Paramus

    The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. ...

  • Bronx Zoo

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    (30 miles) Bronx

    The world's largest urban zoo features world-class exhibits featuring get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.

  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (30 miles) West Orange

    500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey

  • Central Park Zoo

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    (32 miles) Manhattan

    From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.

  • Queens Zoo Wildlife Center

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    (37 miles) Flushing

    Exhibit updates have given the Queens Zoo the feel of a national park - albeit a small one. The zoo perimeter is a pathway that leads visitors to pockets of wild habitats, from the Great Plains to ...

  • Prospect Park Wildlife Center

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    (39 miles) Brooklyn

    Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (40 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation ...

  • The Maritime Aquarium

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    (41 miles) Norwalk

    The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium ...

  • New York Aquarium

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    (45 miles) Coney Island

    With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people ...

  • White Post Animal Farm

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    (50 miles) Melville

    The White Post Animal Farm provides year round fun for the whole family. The animal farm features many animals of all different species from around the world! The park also features Farmland Express ...

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    (53 miles) Bridgeport

    Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (64 miles) Lake Ariel

    Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.

  • Action Wildlife Park

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    (68 miles) Goshen

    A leisurely walk through amazing animals from all around the world, a petting zoo, and even wagon rides, all waiting at this family friendly wildlife center in Connecticut. Lots of animal fun!

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    (75 miles) Jackson

    Visit the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.

  • Lehigh Valley Zoo

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    (83 miles) Schnecksville

    Part of an incredible 1,100 acre nature preserve, this zoo is home to over 275 animals from all around the world. They even have wagon rides and paddle boats!

  • Elmwood Park Zoo

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    (95 miles) Norristown

    The zoo is arranged into different habitats - Bayou, Farmland, Grasslands, South/Central America, Wetlands, Woodlands with over 150 animals in their natural settings

  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (38 miles) Scotch Plains

    Thrills and excitement with roller coasters, pirates ships, and a submarine - just to name a few! Family fun with adventures to be had!

  • Astroland

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    (45 miles) Brooklyn

    Immerse yourself in that real Coney Island experience with that ocean air, smell of hot dogs, and those screams from all the thrill rides! Family fun for all ages in New York State!

  • Luna park at Coney Island

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    (45 miles) Brooklyn

    Boardwalks, beaches, rides....iconic Coney Island has something for the entire family!

  • Quassy Amusement Park

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    (59 miles) Middlebury

    More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying.

  • Six Flags Great Adventure

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    (75 miles) Jackson

    Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that ...

  • Sesame Place

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    (78 miles) Langhorne

    If you've always wanted to visit Elmo's World or dance with Big Bird in the Sesame Street parade, this is the place for you - plus loads of other things to do inc. over a dozen water rides. One of ...

  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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    (82 miles) Allentown

    Big fun for those little ones at this Wildwater Kingdom! Pint-sized rides for those kiddies and enjoyable family fun for all!

  • Action Park Mountain Creek

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    (16 miles) Vernon

    The world's TALLEST (and only!) thrill slide with double loops at this adrenaline pumping New Jersey water park for the whole family!

  • Tomahawk Lake

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    (27 miles) Sparta

    Rides to choose from such as their 400 foot body slides and speed slide, swan boats, duck boats, paddle boats and bumper boats, the one-person water coaster, Trolley slide and their awesome Rocky ...

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