OT - New Jersey Fun Places

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  1. SharpMomOfTwo

    SharpMomOfTwo DIS Veteran

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    We have two DD's - 3 and 1 1/2. We are looking for fun places to take them that don't cost to much. Towns/places that we are totally bored of:

    Red Bank
    New Hope
    Smithville
    Pt. Pleasant
    Seaside Heights
    Popcorn Zoo


    We are looking for fun places to go this weekend, but can't seem to come up with anywhere that we haven't already been 1000 times. Any suggestions??? We are not limited to NJ, we will travel to NY & PA too - maybe even CONN. We were thinking about going to Baltimore for a day trip, but that would be 6 hours there and back, a bit to much.


    TIA!!!
     
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  3. kphwus

    kphwus Earning My Ears

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    Try Sesame Place. It's just north of philadelphia.
     
  4. Mkrop

    Mkrop <font color=coral>I just cant go on demand<br><fon

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    Since your kids are young how about Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster.

    South Jersey shore towns, Ocean City?

    We love Hershey too.
     
  5. ryka

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  6. SharpMomOfTwo

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    Great ideas, but none of them are open yet - they don't open till May.
    Plus I've heard a lot of bad things about Sesame Place - very dirty!
     
  7. minniebeth

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    What about the Crayola Factory? I think it is near Easton, PA.
    The NJ Aquarium in Camden (not a good location other than the aquarium) is supposed to be really good.
    The Liberty Science Museum in Jersey City is supposed to be great.

    I used to live in NJ but that was pre-kids so we haven't done these but my nephew and neices have.
    I'll try to think of some others!
     
  8. Mkrop

    Mkrop <font color=coral>I just cant go on demand<br><fon

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    Sorry about that I thought those place did some spring hours. Maybe try them later then.

    How about Adventure Aquarium in Camden, Please Touch Museum in Philly?

    Crayola Crayon Factory

    I have not heard good things about Sesame Place either
     
  9. ryka

    ryka Oh sweet soap on a rope

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    I like the Liberty Science Center but I think the kids might be to young for that.
     
  10. pixiepower1971

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    Lancaster Science Factory
    Lost River Caverns
    Brown Cow Country Market
    Ringing Rocks Park
     
  12. PrincessNoelle'sMom

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    How about Allaire State Park - great train ride for little ones.
    Storybook Land (AC area)
    World of Disney Store in NYC
     
  13. donac

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    How about StoryBook Land near Atlantic City and while you are there you can see Lucy the Elephant in Margate just south of Atlantic City. How about Land of Make Believe in Hope. These are just some of the place we have been too with the boys years ago. I do second the Cape May Zoo. It is charming little zoo.
     
  14. pixiepower1971

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    Storybook Land is AWESOME fun for little ones but it is $20 a person to get in. Not exactly a cheap day!
     
  15. donac

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    The Entertainment book always has coupons for Storybook Land and Land of Make Believe
     
  16. JeremyGNJ

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    If you want a quicky-thing to do, there's a drive-through sculpture museum just outside of Trenton. (though might have to wait til the kids are a little older)

    There's a place in Philly that would be GREAT for your kids called the "Please Touch Museum". It's just a big place of "stuff to play with". DD was 4 when we took her, and she LOVED the kid-sized supermarket which includes shopping carts, food items, etc.
     
  17. PatricenPete

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    The Crayola Factory in Easton, PA was a great time! What about the Bronx Zoo? The Aquarium in Camden? Great Adventure - they have a great kids' section!

    We have 2 toddlers so we are always looking for great places to go. Sesame Place can be fun, just don't go on a weekend - it is jam packed!
     
  18. SharpMomOfTwo

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    Ya know, everyone could have responded a little faster!!! :rotfl2: You guys are great!!! I really like the Touch Museam in Philly - we were thinking of going there (to Philly that is). We are really looing for outdoor things to do because it is getting so nice! Thanks for all the really great ideas! Keep them coming!!!!!
     
  19. JeremyGNJ

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    If you like outdoors stuff, here's somethign simple to do.

    In East Brunswick on Ryder's lane, Rutgers has a big area of garden/flowers that you can spend a few hours at.
     
  20. PrincessKsMom

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    How about the Philadelphia Zoo? I'm not sure how much it is, but we took my DD there when she was 3 and it was wonderful.
     
  21. Ariel8676

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    NOt sure exactly where you are located, but when the weather warms up Dorbrook park in Colts Neck is aweome...they have a great playground and awesome Sprayground..you can have a picnic and walk te trails..It is a lot of fun!!
     

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