One of the most prosperous states in the country, New Jersey is home to a number of nationally renowned museums. The state is sandwiched between the vast metropolitan area of New York, the endless golden sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, and the beautiful Delaware Bay that leads up to the city of Philadelphia.
One of the most famous museums is the Liberty Science Centre, which is based in Jersey City and is home to the country's largest IMAX Dome theatre. The state-of-the-art gallery, which opened in 1993, is more than 28,000m² and opened the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibition in 2014.
The largest museum in New Jersey is the Newark Museum, which exhibits some of America's finest artwork from eminent artists such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Joseph Stella. Opened in 2009, the venue also showcases many ancient artworks and is less than ten miles from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. The New Jersey State Museum in the affluent town of Trenton also showcases many important artefacts, including 12,000 artworks and around a quarter of a million historic specimens in its natural history section.
This extensive coastline is home to numerous vibrant resorts such as the casino resort of Atlantic City, the secluded vacation town of Cape May, and the bustling family friendly resort of Ocean City. The coast includes more than 40 communities, award-winning beaches, and numerous water parks and arcades, and is often referred to locally as 'The Shore'. The northern tip of this coast is Sandy Hook, which is popular with many kite surfers and offers regular ferry services to Manhattan, which is clearly visible on a sunny day.
Welcoming millions of visitors each year, the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park is one of the most popular theme parks in the country and includes a 510-acre adventure and safari park. The park is also used for major concerts and has attracted many notable acts over the years, including The Beach Boys and Cheap Trick. Meanwhile, the Adventure Aquarium in Camden is the perfect attraction for all the family. The complex contains around 19,000m² of public floor space and showcases more than 8,000 animals in 11 dynamic exhibitions.
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