New Jersey is not just about the shore or Atlantic City. If you dig deeper, you can surely find many unique places to keep you entertained while you’re visiting this part of the country. We selected some lesser-known, but awesome hidden gems that will reveal to you the other side of the state. Here are 10 hidden attractions in New Jersey that you should visit:

#1 Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Address:  30 Plant St, Ogdensburg

The museum has the largest collection of fluorescent varieties and offers special mine tours.

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#2 Greenwood Gardens

Address: 274 Old Short Hills Rd, Short Hills

Greenwood is a historic site and 28-acre beautiful public garden that’s really worth visiting. Check out the program for upcoming events.

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#3 Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Address:  211 Main St, West Orange

Learn more about the inventions of Thomas Edison and find out how his home and workshop look.

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#4 Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey

Address: Teterboro Airport

Have you ever dreamed of being in a cockpit? Well, at this museum you have the opportunity to do so and explore New Jersey’s aviation and space heritage.

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#5 United States Golf Association Museum

Address: 77 Liberty Corner Rd, Far Hills

USGA Museum is home to a large collection of golf artifacts and relics from the last 100 years and you can learn interesting facts about the history of golf.

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#6 Diggerland

Address: 100 Pinedge Ct, West Berlin

If you’re in the mood for something more amusing, then head to Diggerland, where you or even your kids can operate heavy machinery!

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#7 Silverball Museum

Address: 1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park

This unique places will take you back in time! Play your favorite childhood games and choose from a great collection of old pinball machines.

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#8 Duke Farms

Address: 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough

Duke Farms is a great option for families looking for a walk or picnic in the nature. There are many things to enjoy here, including bike rentals, trails, waterfalls, etc.

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#9 Martinka & Co.

Address: 103 Godwin Ave, Midland Park

Visit the oldest magic shop in the U.S., with its history dating back to early 19th century.

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#10 The Lakota Wolf Preserve

Address: 89 Mt Pleasant Rd, Columbia

Located in the heart of Black Bear Country, the preserve is one of the most amazing places in NJ. You can go on a guided educational wolf tour to learn more about the endangered species and see how the wolves live.

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So, next time you visit New Jersey make sure you check some of these places, because they’re really worth it!

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