Skip to Main Content

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

Garden State Pkwy, South Amboy, NJ
In the median of the Garden State Pkwy at milepost 124.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Jon Bon Jovi Rest Stop

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Jon Bon Jovi Service Area.

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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Terra Cotta WashingtonTerra Cotta Washington, Perth Amboy, NJ - 3 mi.
Brick Water Tower - Remember the Brick FactoryBrick Water Tower - Remember the Brick Factory, Sayreville, NJ - 4 mi.
Stainless Steel LocomotiveStainless Steel Locomotive, Woodbridge, NJ - 6 mi.
In the region:
Frank Sinatra Birthplace Star, Hoboken, NJ - 23 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

New Jersey Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, Colorado (Apr 15-21, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights