Sights and Bites | Roadside Attractions In New Jersey

Sights and Bites | Roadside Attractions In New Jersey

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3 Popular Attractions In New Jersey

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  • New Jersey Facts:

    • New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
    • New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any one state in the nation.
    • Cheerleading was started in Princeton in 1869.
    • The street names in the Monopoly board game are named after actual streets in Atlantic City.
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    City of Atlantic City
    From top, left to right: Atlantic City skyline; the Ocean Casino Resort in the afternoon; Hard Rock; Boardwalk Hall; Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City; The Quarter at Tropicana; and Ballys
    Flag of Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Coat of arms of Atlantic City, New Jersey

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    Monopoly City[1]
    “The World's Famous Playground”[2]

    Consilio et Prudentia (Latin)
    “By Counsel and Wisdom”
    Location within Atlantic County

    Location within Atlantic County
    Atlantic City is located in New Jersey

    Atlantic City
    Atlantic City
    Location in New Jersey

    Atlantic City is located in the United States

    Atlantic City
    Atlantic City
    Location in the United States


    39°21′45″N 74°25′30″W / 39.36250°N 74.42500°W / 39.36250; -74.42500Coordinates: 39°21′45″N 74°25′30″W / 39.36250°N 74.42500°W / 39.36250; -74.42500[4][5]

    Country United States
    State New Jersey
    County Atlantic
    Incorporated May 1, 1854

    •Type Faulkner Act (mayor–council)
    •Body City Council
    Mayor Marty Small Sr. (D, December 31, 2025)[6]
    City Council
    • Chuen “Jimmy” Cheng (D)
    • Latoya Dunston (D)
    • Jeffree Fauntleroy II (D)
    • Jesse O. Kurtz (R)
    • Anjum Zia (D)
    • Kaleem Shabazz (D)
    • George Tibbitt (D)
    Administrator Anthony Swan[8]
    Municipal clerk Paula Geletei[9]

    City 17.21sqmi (44.59km2)
    •Land 10.76sqmi (27.87km2)
    •Water 6.45sqmi (16.72km2) 37.50%
    •Rank 165th of 565 in state
    8th of 23 in county[4]

    7ft (2m)

    City 38,497
    •Rank 61st of 566 in state
    2nd of 23 in county[14][failed verification]
    •Density 2,200/sqmi (860/km2)
    •Rank 171st of 566 in state
    3rd of 23 in county[14][failed verification]

    Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
    ZIP Codes
    Area code(s) 609[17]
    FIPS code 3400102080[4][18][19]
    GNIS feature ID 0885142[20]


    We LOVE to hit weird roadside attractions and eat strange food when we're on the road. On this trip through northern New Jersey, we checked out Fairy Tale Forest, The Gingerbread Castle, and Kip's Castle. We kind of had a theme going, right? It was a blast and they're all worth checking out! We spent the day in a GMC Terrain Black Edition that made the road trip that much sweeter.
    Let's check out weird roadside attractions in New Jersey!

    One of our favorite things to do on road trips is to open up the Roadside America app and see what oddities we can find on the way. On this trip, we were rolling through New Jersey, and for some reason, there was an abundance of fairy tale themed roadside attractions. We picked three of them on our route and set off for a day of strange sightseeing.

    The other thing we like to do is try foods that we've never seen before. What's the deal with road trips? For some reason, we feel like we get a free pass to eat whatever we want, right? Maybe our self-control is worn down from long hours on the road, or perhaps it's just a vacation mentality where we feel entitled to splurge. Whatever it is, if we haven't seen it before, we usually buy it and eat it. Hold onto your hats, because we're off to the first stop!

    Fairy Tale Forest

    In 1957 a German immigrant named Paul Woehle hand-built a theme park called Fairy Tale Forest. This one was worth a stop, primarily because the current owners did such a beautiful job restoring the original structure from the outside. It ran as a theme park for over 50 years, and just reopened as a restaurant called Fables. What else would you call a restaurant that has a 20 foot Old Woman And The Shoe structure?

    The Gingerbread Castle

    This was one of the best roadside attractions in New Jersey that we found. Back in the day, a man named J.H. Bennet had a biscuit company that he admired daily. So much so – that he started to think that it could be a tourist attraction all on its own. He was wrong. Then, after seeing a production of Hansel and Gretel, he became enthralled with gingerbread houses and spent over $700K to build one of his own. The Gingerbread Castle opened in 1930 and functioned as a theme park for over 50 years. It is now vacant and sadly crumbling, but still hauntingly beautiful. It's worth a stop.

    Kip's Castle

    Kip's Castle is a 9,000 square foot structure that replicates a medieval Norman castle. The castle was constructed in 1902, and it is magnificent. It sits on 11 acres of land that is open to the public. It was purchased in 1985 by a law firm and functions as an event space. The grounds are open from dawn till dusk daily, and self-guided tours of the first floor are from 12-3pm Tuesday – Friday.

    3 thoughts on “Sights and Bites | Roadside Attractions In New Jersey

    1. This is my first time on your channel. It's very interesting but I really think you should mention where the attractions are, as in what town. That would make it more informative.

    2. My dad made a lot of iconic roadside attractions like Paul Bunyan and several others some can be seen in a short Amazon ebook for for 14.99 called "The man behind the mufflerman ".

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