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  • Northlandz


    Flemington, New Jersey

    Wild, exaggerated landscapes predominate in this vast indoor miniature train universe. The owner performs on a Phantom-of-the-Opera-style theater organ for atmosphere.

  • Lucy the Elephant

    Lucy the Elephant

    Margate City, New Jersey

    A unique, multi-story 19th century building open for tours. "The only elephant you can go into and come out of alive."

  • Nitro Girl: Uniroyal SuperGal

    Nitro Girl: Uniroyal SuperGal

    Blackwood, New Jersey

    Ready to fight for truth, justice, and nitrogen-filled tires, Nitro Girl is a unique superhero Uniroyal Gal.

  • Mercedes Benz Tombstone

    Mercedes Benz Tombstone

    Linden, New Jersey

    A teenager's car fantasy fulfilled -- posthumously. A full-size Mercedes Benz in granite is erected on his grave.

  • Mine Tour, Largest Display of Fluorescent Rocks

    Mine Tour, Largest Display of Fluorescent Rocks

    Ogdensburg, New Jersey

    Enter authentic zinc mine, see fake coal. Includes Thomas S. Warren Museum of Fluorescence.

  • Emilio Carranza Crash Monument

    Emilio Carranza Crash Monument

    Tabernacle, New Jersey

    A lonely pillar marks the spot where "the Lindbergh of Mexico" crashed and died in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

  • Totally Hot Lady Liberty

    Totally Hot Lady Liberty

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Meant as an allegory on the horror of war, "Freedom Tearful" is an outdoor sculpture featuring a sexy and nude Lady Liberty atop a pile of World War I corpses.

  • Miss America Crowns You

    Miss America Crowns You

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    On the boardwalk, a larger-than-life sculpture of Miss America holds out a crown for the new winner (you!). Unveiled 2014.

  • Bert Parks Crowns You Miss America

    Bert Parks Crowns You Miss America

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Sensors in the bronze palms of long-time Miss America pageant post trigger a recording of Parks' famous song, "There she is, Miss America," when anyone stand beneath the crown.

  • Space Farms Zoo and Museum

    Space Farms Zoo and Museum

    Beemerville, New Jersey

    The stuffed carcass of Goliath is one of the treasures to be examined at this free museum of stuff.

  • 563 Flu Victims Died Here

    563 Flu Victims Died Here

    Cresskill, New Jersey

    The one place you don't want to be in a flu pandemic is a crowded military transit camp.

  • Stumpy's Hatchet House

    Stumpy's Hatchet House

    Eatontown, New Jersey

    Orientation and training before you experience the indoor thrill and ultimate bonding experience of throwing axes.

  • World's Largest Light Bulb

    World's Largest Light Bulb

    Edison, New Jersey

    It's perched atop an Art Deco tower, which stands where Thomas Edison once had a workshop.

  • Light Dispelling Darkness - WPA Art

    Light Dispelling Darkness - WPA Art

    Edison, New Jersey

    Science, Industry, and Education dispel War, Famine, Pestilence, Death, Greed, and Materialism. In a fountain.

  • Junk Sculptures: Peterson's Garage

    Junk Sculptures: Peterson's Garage

    Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

    Tom Peterson sculpts imaginative figures out of old auto parts when he isn't fixing cars. The outdoor inventory varies, but his Statue of Liberty on wheels is permanent.

  • Fake Mine, Glow-in-the-Dark Rocks

    Fake Mine, Glow-in-the-Dark Rocks

    Franklin, New Jersey

    Impressive collection of minerals, a glow-in-the-dark rock room, and a fake two-story mine shaft.

  • Stanley Hammell's Insulator Forest

    Stanley Hammell's Insulator Forest

    Galloway, New Jersey

    Retired carpenter Stanley Hammell collected glass electrical pole insulators for 20 years and arranged them on his yard fence, poles, and structures. He passed away in 2012.

  • Greek's Playland, Stone Museum, and Clown

    Greek's Playland, Stone Museum, and Clown

    Jamesburg, New Jersey

    The World's Tallest Clown, a driving range with satellite dishes as markers, and a unique rock museum, courtesy of "The Greek."

  • Carpet-Clutching Muffler Man

    Carpet-Clutching Muffler Man

    Jersey City, New Jersey

    Lumberjack hefts a roll of carpet, a statue made famous in the opening credits of "The Sopranos."

  • Crash Site of the Hindenburg

    Crash Site of the Hindenburg

    Lakehurst, New Jersey

    Largest Nazi zeppelin lost it here in 1937. See the memorial and the museum.

  • Medieval Times Dinner Theatre

    Medieval Times Dinner Theatre

    Lyndhurst, New Jersey

    Huge indoor dinner theater spectacle of knights, jousting and horse stunts.

  • The Guinness Collection of Automata

    The Guinness Collection of Automata

    Morristown, New Jersey

    Murtogh D. Guinness spent over 50 years collecting super-technical music machines and "living dolls."

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