1012 Black Horse Pike
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Phone: (609) 641-4200
Fax: (609) 272-9988
The World War I Memorial is a historic site that is a sad reminder of the ghastly effects of wars on the lives of people. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, it was erected in 1922.
Reopened in 2004, Carnegie Library Center was built in 1903 and served as the city's most popular library until 1985. After a big gap, the center was revamped and now functions as an educational establishment catering to a multitude of people. On site, you will find a 75-seat lecture hall, 22-seat computer lab, a multipurpose room, conference centers and seminar rooms. Operated by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, there are several educational programs, technological training and professional development courses offered here. Do make it a point to check the Civil Rights Garden too when you're here.
Church of the Ascension is a spectacular structure built in 1893. The church shows many styles of architecture, but the most prominent is the Renaissance style. Spread over a modest area of 1 acre (0.40 hectare), it is located in the heart of the city. The church has a beautiful history and has been maintained well. The congregation continues to function till date, with regular services being routinely held.
This memorial, located in Brighton Park, was dedicated in July of 2000, partially funded by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). The prominent feature is a 12-foot-high statue of "The Mourning Soldier." The names of the 822 New Jerseyans who were killed in action or are missing in action are engraved on the back wall.
Founded in 1855, this majestic and historic church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Tolentine. The church is built in the Romanesque style which makes it in no way less than the cathedrals and basilicas of Europe. The intricacies of the design truly make it a sight to behold. The architectural splendor of the artistry is sure to hold you in awe. It is a church truly built to the glory of God.
The Atlantic City Aquarium (Ocean Life Center) is an excellent place to explore the deep blue sea and the fascinating marine life. This aquarium houses over 100 diverse species from the sea world; some of the exotic species shown here are the live corals, the Loggerhead Sea Turtles and more. There are various exhibits and exciting activities that take place here such as watching a live diver feed various exotic sharks and other marine lives. Besides, the center has various rental spaces that can accommodate every kind of event. To know more about the Atlantic City Aquarium (Ocean Life Center), do visit their website.
The Noyes certainly covers all aspects and mediums of art. Here, visitors can view the approximately 1313 pieces of 19th to 20th century American art, covering sculpture, photography and painting. Although most of the pieces are part of the private collection of museum founder, Fred W. Noyes, Jr., many other exhibitions grace the museum from up-and-coming painters to seasoned photographers and sculptors.
If you feel there is more to the city than casinos, then you are right; Gardner's Basin exemplifies this thought. Historic in nature, the space is a maritime village and waterfront area. It is a part of the Atlantic City Aquarium, restaurants, cafes and more. Festivals, fairs and other private events or even public functions take place in the varied spaces available. Timings of the attractions vary as do their admission prices. Check the website and future event details.
This Ripley's location offers a variety of exhibits like the Fiji Island Mermaid, a lock of George Washington's hair, actual samples of Ripley's unusual mail, and a life-size statue of Michael Jordan made of paper, plastic, wire, and glass. Check the website for current hours and for coupons.
Atlantic City's Steel Pier proudly stands as New Jersey's amusement park headquarters. Opened it 1898, it suffered a devastating fire in 1982 but reopened, fully renovated in 1993. Check out the giddy, stomach-churning excitement to be had on rides like Pumpkin Wheel, Log Flume, Grand Prix Go Karts, Dragon Jets, Crazy Mouse and much, much more. The International Food Court will keep you well-fed, but be wise as to how much time you wait in between eating and going on a ride! Check out the website for hours as they may according to weather.
There's just something ineffably thrilling about visiting lighthouses. And as far as they go, Absecon's one of the largest in the United State;, third largest, to be exact. Completed in 1857, the lighthouse towers 171 feet (52 meters) high, harbors a museum, a gift shop and treats visitors who brave its 240 steps to some truly amazing views.
An historic 1910 home is the centerpiece of this nearly two-acre site that offers wonderful views of the sunset over the bay; the house is open to the public during the summer months and offers a lifesaving museum, a display of classic ship models, an environmental education center, and more.