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South Amboy, New Jersey: Jon Bon Jovi Rest Stop

Honoring one the Garden State's famous sons, the rest stop displays one of his guitars and a framed gold record of Bon Jovi's 1986 "Slippery When Wet" album.

Jon Bon Jovi Service Area

Address:
Garden State Pkwy, South Amboy, NJ
Directions:
In the median of the Garden State Pkwy at milepost 124.
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Jon Bon Jovi Rest Stop

The Jon Bon Jovi Service Area in South Amboy has a Starbucks and bathrooms but also celebrates New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi and others born in the Garden State. Inside there are quotes and pictures from New Jersey celebrities: Jack Nicholson, Bobby Brown, Paul Robeson, Peter Benchley, Harriet Tubman, Buzz Aldrin, Albert Einstein, Gloria Gaynor, Walt Whitman, Dick Vitale. Outside is a giant guitar, and on display inside is an actual gold record of Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet" album, and a guitar owned by him. This is one of a series of celebrity service areas across the Garden State, including ones for Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, and author Judy Blume.

[ConorNNS, 07/17/2023]

There was, in the 1990s, a Howard Stern rest stop along I-295 in Burlington, but it's been closed and abandoned for years.


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