Jersey City has many historical, cultural and artistic attractions. The city is home to the iconic Colgate Clock, the Liberty State Park, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and many more attractions. Travelers to Jersey City can take advantage of the plenty of things to do and see in the city. Read on for our top 10 picks worth visiting when in Jersey City.
Wander through the Liberty State Park!
Situated along the shores of the Hudson River, Liberty State Park is the gateway to the Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy kite flying, fishing or boating, take ferry rides to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, catch a glimpse of the different species of birds, walk along the nature trails, and enjoy the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from this spot. A great place for walking, jogging and biking!
Address: Freedom Way, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Phone: 1 201-232-8161
Look through the Empty Sky, 9/11 Memorial!
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Empty Sky, 9/11 memorial is located within Liberty State Park. The memorial faces the location where the twin towers stood. It is a tribute to the 749 people from New Jersey, who perished at WTC on 11th September, 2001. The names are inscribed on the stainless steel twin walls parallel to each other, it is 210 ft long. Walk between the walls and pay homage to the people who lost their lives. Definitely, worth a stop!
Address: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Phone: 1 201-915-3403
Insight into Science & Technology at Liberty Science Center!
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Liberty Science Center is an interactive science center that houses the largest domed IMAX theatre in the US. It features twelve galleries with hands-on science and technology exhibits, a live animal collection, Rubik’s Cube exhibit, and hurricane and tornado wind simulators. Kids can have a jamming session at the guitars exhibit, climb a rock wall or make giant bubbles at the Wonder-Why permanent exhibit. A fun and learning center for kids of all ages!
Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Phone: 1 201-200-1000
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Walk through the Russian artwork at Museum Of Russian Art!
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Museum of Russian Art features twentieth century Russian art of the late Soviet era. The museum features the works of art by Russian artists. Some of the notable artists whose artwork is showcased here are Ernst Neizvestny, Alexander Kharitonov, Vladimir Nemukhin, Erik Bulatov, Elena Sarni, Naum Medovoy, and many more artists. The museum’s repertoire is mainly the contemporary and modern paintings. A great piece of art and history!
Address: 80 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States
Phone: 1 201-332-9200
Check out contemporary art pieces at Jersey City Museum!
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Jersey City Museum features nineteenth and twentieth century art, paintings, material culture of New Jersey, sculptures and works on paper. Take in the cultural history of NJ at the museum. The museum ignites minds, encourages creativity and promotes local art and culture through its exhibitions and collections of modern and contemporary art.
Address: 350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States
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The Colgate Clock is an iconic landmark in Jersey City facing the Hudson River waterfront. It is an octagonal clock and is the one of the reminders of the industrial past of the city. It lights up at night. Sit beneath the clock and enjoy the city views, and the comings and goings along the river. The Goldman Sachs Company maintains the Colgate Clock.
Address: Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States
Live through the experience of millions of Immigrants who passed through its doors at Ellis Island!
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Ellis Island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. It is an immigration museum that processed more than 12 million European immigrants looking for a new life in the US between 1892 and 1924. It features the journey of millions of individuals who passed through its doors. Retrace the history of America at this spot!
Address: Jersey City, NJ, United States
Phone: 1 212-363-3200
Explore the African-American history at Afro-American Historical Society Museum!
Afro-American Historical Society Museum features the historical and cultural exhibits significant to the African-American community. It has a permanent collection showcasing the culture and history of the NJ citizens of African-American descent. Learn about the Civil Rights movement, slave trade activity in the city, the NJ’s African-American churches, and the Underground Railroad in NJ.
Address: 1841 Kennedy Boulevard (2nd Floor Greenville Public Library), Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Fun-filled adventure at Pole Position Raceway!
Pole Position Raceway offers indoor racing options. It features electric-powered karts, arcade and video games, and a great collection of racing memorabilia. The “Super G” racetrack is the longest go-kart track in the US. It is a perfect spot for Arrive and Drive Racing that allows you to be a part of standard races that provides much adrenaline at 45mph. Speed your way to the finish line at this spot!
Address: 99 Caven Point Rd, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Phone: 1 201-333-7223
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm; Friday: 12:00pm-11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-12:00am; Sunday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Get an old-movie palace feel at Loew’s Jersey Theatre!
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Step into the historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre and catch live performances, plays, events/concerts and classic films on 35mm film.
Address: 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306, United States
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