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October 30, 2015

12 places in New Jersey you must see before you die

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Red Mill Gary Aidekman/Only In Your State

The Red Mill in Clinton, New Jersey.

New Jersey has so many incredible places to visit. From museums and monuments to beaches and beautiful parks, I suggest you fully explore this wonderful state. If you can’t go everywhere, be sure to at least see the following 12 places before you die. The memories will last a lifetime.

1. Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton

Rat's Restaurant
Rat's Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. (Facebook/Rat's Restaurant)
Grounds for sculpture
Leucantha" by Philip Grausman as seen at Grounds for Sculpture. (Flickr/Bodgan Milsulki)

Grounds for Sculpture is a magical park and perfect picnic spot. You'll find incredible art, gorgeous gardens and delicious dining at Rat's Restaurant.

2. The Red Mill, Clinton

Red Mill
The Red Mill Museum. (
Gary Aidekman)

This beautiful building is one of the most photographed places in America for a reason. It is simply stunning! The Red Mill is also a pretty interesting museum.

3. Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center. (Bernadette Marciniak/Wikipedia)

Liberty Science Center is one of the most magical museums in the state. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the interactive experiences, and the museum offers the largest IMAX dome theater in the United States.

4. Atlantic City

Atlantic City
Bally's in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Flickr/drpavloff)

Atlantic City offers something for everyone. Enjoy gaming, fine dining, a variety of shows, shopping, beaches and amusement rides. People from all over the country come to visit this city, yet some residents never visit. You've got to spend a day, at least once!

5. High Point Monument, Sussex

High point monument
The view from High Point Monument is 1,803 feet above sea level. (Flickr/Nicholas A. Tonelli)
High Point views
The view from High Point Monument. (Flickr/Jason Jenkins)

High Point Monument is magnificent on its own, but it makes this list for the view. The highest point in New Jersey, you'll score spectacular views of the surrounding states.

6. Liberty State Park, Jersey City

Liberty state park
The Statue of Liberty. (Avala/Wikipedia)
Liberty state park
The view from Liberty State Park. (SachinDaluja/Flickr)

Liberty State Park offers spectacular Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan views. While you're there, hop a ferry to the Statue and/or Ellis Island. Both are important pieces of American history.

Click here to discover the rest of New Jersey's bucket-list worthy destinations.

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