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New Jersey Attractions – Museums Everywhere!

The Tri-State Area is rich with history and art. In fact, it's everywhere you look! Whether you're interested in New Jersey artifacts or artists, there are numerous museums near Hilton Woodcliff Lake to satisfy your curiosity. Study the past in Hoboken or the Meadowlands, science in Jersey City, military history in Teterboro and Hackensack, or wander the endless galleries and attractions in New York City – all just a short drive away!

Hoboken Historical Museums

Featuring artifacts, lectures, tours, films, and plays, Hoboken Historical Museum is the hub for area history of all kinds. The museum's galleries feature the work of six local artists a year, alongside recent exhibits highlighting Hoboken's contribution's to the world of music, and celebrating the classic film, "On the Waterfront." Located in one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront itself, the museum is open six days a week. (24.7 miles; 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030)

NJ Children's Museum

Kids of all ages LOVE the New Jersey Children's Museum. Its wide array of activities are sure to keep young ones entertained and educated for hours. Popular hands-on exhibits include a real fire truck, helicopter, medieval castle, dinosaur cave, a ballet studio, and much more. (6.6 miles; 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652)
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Meadowlands Museum

An early 19th century stone farmhouse houses the Meadowlands Museum, the brainchild of a Rutherford PTA group in 1960. The impressive collection was culled from local donations. Admission is always free, but donations are warmly accepted. The museum is closed for renovations until the end of 2013, so please call ahead at (201) 935-1175. (17.2 miles; 91 Crane Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070)

New Jersey Naval Museum

The most famous exhibit at the New Jersey Naval Museum is the USS Ling, a 312-foot World War II submarine. The Ling is open for guided tours, while other popular sights include a SEAL delivery vehicle and Vietnam War-era Patrol Boat. (13.3 miles; 78 River St., Hackensack, NJ 07601)

Liberty Science Center

Located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, Liberty Science Center is a 300,000-sq-ft. space that houses 12 museum halls, 110 species of live animals, massive aquariums, the largest IMAX Dome in the U.S., wind simulators, and more. It's one of the most fun educational adventures in the Garden State. (35 miles; 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305)

Teterboro Aviation Hall of Fame

In honor of New Jersey's contributions to aeronautical history, the Teterboro Aviation Hall of Fame is full of historic aircraft, artifacts, pictures, art, and models. If you want to watch planes in action, there are 3,500 volumes of videotapes in the library as well. (14.2 miles; 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro, NJ 07608)

Museums in New York

As the cultural capital of the United States, New York City is home to some of the most renowned museums in the world. The most notable include
  • The Museum of Natural History

    – 4 floors and several city blocks of exhibits tracing back to the birth of planet earth.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met)

    – Art from all of human history fills this impressive space, with halls dedicated to Ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, the Renaissance, and more.
  • The Guggenheim

    – Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum itself is a marvel. It also features work from modern greats like Braque, Kandinsky, Miro, Picasso, and Van Gogh.
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

    – Known equally for its collection of over 100,000 pieces and hip store, MoMA is a necessary stop on any NYC museum tour.
  • The Cloisters

    – With an amazing view of the Hudson River, the Cloisters displays art and architecture from medieval Europe in a uniquely peaceful northern Manhattan location.
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