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Arts & Museums
All Wars Memorial Building was formerly known as the The Old Soldier's Home. This 29,100 square foot complex houses three ballrooms, warming kitchens, an atrium and deck, and tennis courts along with a memorial hall dedicated to the soldiers of the United Spanish War and other foreign wars. The ballrooms serve as a venue for the people of the Atlantic City to host various events at discounted rates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlantic City's Art Center features galleries and exhibitions that display the artistic creations of New Jersey's homegrown artists, and of those around the world. Located at the radiant Garden Pier, the center is also home to a gift shop and to a good many events, including concerts, lectures, readings and more. Be sure to check the website to catch a glimpse of what exciting, new, up-and-coming artist will be or is currently being exhibited. Admission is free.
Learn all about the rich history of Atlantic City at this museum that is free to the public. Take a look at the array of artifacts on display, from postcards to photographs to costumes and the like. There's even a section devoted to the timeless American institution, the Miss America Pageant and another to the classic mascot Mr. Peanut. Be sure to get your free Heinz pickle and a copy of the museum's historical video in the gift shop.