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Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions - New Jersey

Here are links to some notable roadside attractions (past and present) found along Route 40.

Absecon LighthouseAbsecon Lighthouse (Atlantic City, NJ)

Garden PierGarden Pier (Atlantic City, NJ)

IconSteel Pier (Atlantic City, NJ)
"Home of the famous Diving Horse shows......."

Million Dollar PierPier Shops at Caesars (Million Dollar Pier) (Atlantic City, NJ)

Atlantic City Convention HallBoardwalk Hall (Atlantic City Convention Hall) (Atlantic City, NJ)
"Built in 1926, this hall was the home of the Miss American pageants until 2004......."

Brighton CasinoBrighton Casino (site) (Atlantic City, NJ)
"Built in the late 19th/early 20th century. This location is now the site of the Tropicana Casino......."

IconThe Boardwalk (and Unofficial Eastern Terminus of Route 40) (Atlantic City, NJ)

Masonic TempleMasonic Temple (Atlantic City, NJ)

Atlantic City High SchoolAtlantic City High School (site) (Atlantic City, NJ)
"The former Atlantic City High School was often associated with the eastern terminus of Route 40. It stood one block from the Boardwalk and was a magn......"

War MemorialWar Memorial (Atlantic City, NJ)

Lucy, the Margate ElephantLucy, the Margate Elephant (Margate City, NJ)
"Built in the 1880's, Lucy still stands thanks to a relocation and the work of some dedicated preservationists. In this 1920's postcard on below, Lucy ......"

Former Studebaker DealershipStudebaker Dealership (Pleasantville, NJ)
"Now an antiques shop/flea market......."

St. Peter's ChurchSt. Peter's Church (Pleasantville, NJ)

Storybook LandStorybook Land (Egg Harbor Township, NJ)
"Built in 1955, this family park uses the time-tested themes of nursery rhymes......."

Atlantic City Race TrackAtlantic City Race Track (Mays Landing, NJ)
"Opened in 1946......."

Jersey DevilJersey Devil (NJ)
"Not really a roadside attraction, unless you wander down some dark country road at night and your car is attacked! The Pine Barrens of this region pl......"

Mays Landing Presbyterian ChurchMays Landing Presbyterian Church (Mays Landing, NJ)

Lake LenapeLake Lenape (Mays Landing, NJ)

Walker Forge MansionWalker Forge Mansion (site) (Mays Landing, NJ)
"Build by Lewis Walker in the early 19th century. For years it served as a stage coach stop. The house no longer stands, however much of the masonry ......"

IconMilk Jug Flag (site) (Mays Landing, NJ)
"Along a quiet stretch of Route 40 give miles west of Mays Landing, New Jersey, there once existed a magnificent work of roadside art - a massive Ameri......"

George Daynor and the Palace of DepressionPalace of Depression (Vineland, NJ)
"Of all of the roadside attractions along Route 40, this one wins the prize as the most bizarre. In 1932, George Daynor built a castle out of old auto......"

IconWoodstown Train Station (Monroeville, NJ)

Giant ChairGiant Chair (Woodstown, NJ)
"Probably not the world's largest rocking chair, but definitely worth pulling over and checking out......."

Friends HomeFriends (Quaker) Home (Woodstown, NJ)
"Built in 1896. Across the street from the Friends Meeting House. This building now appears to be a private residence......."

Woodstown Friends (Quaker) MeetinghouseWoodstown Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse (Woodstown, NJ)
"This meeting house opened in1785. It is still in use today......."

IconMuffler Man (Woodstown, NJ)
"A rodeo is enough to pull any minivan full of screaming kids off the highway. And this rodeo features Muffler Man as well! This Muffler Man was boug......"

IconCowtown Rodeo (Woodstown, NJ)
"A rodeo is enough to pull any minivan full of screaming kids off the highway. And this rodeo features Muffler Man as well! This Muffler Man was boug......"

New Jersey Turnpike (Route 40 exit) on the New Jersey TurnpikeNew Jersey Turnpike (Deepwater, NJ)

Riverview BeachRiverview Beach (Riverview Park) (Pennsville, NJ)
"Former amusement park. Today, it is a park......."

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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09

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