Buzz Aldrin's rock.

Buzz Aldrin Rock

Field review by the editors.

Montclair, New Jersey

Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was Moon Man #2, but he's been the public face of America's extraterrestrial-strolling astronauts ever since (Neil Armstrong, #1, spent the rest of his life shunning the spotlight). It's difficult to resist the appeal of a spaceman named Buzz, who liked the nickname so much that he made it his legal name in 1988.

Buzz around Buzz was apparent even back in 1969, only a couple of months after his moonwalk, when his home town celebrated "Buzz Aldrin Day" for "Montclair's Man on the Moon" and put a plaque on a rock in front of his childhood home. It's a "moon rock," kind of.

Buzz Aldrin Rock

Address:
25 Princeton Place, Montclair, NJ
Directions:
Garden State Parkway exit 151. Drive west on Watchung Ave. for a couple of miles, turn right onto Mountain Ave., drive three blocks, turn right onto Parkside St., then make the first right on Princeton Place. The rock and house are on the southeast corner of Parkside and Princeton.
Admission:
Free
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