Area Attractions In & Near Toms River, NJ

 

Jenkinson's Breakwater Beach Waterpark

 

 

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Albert Music Hall

131 Route 532
Waretown, NJ
(609) 971-1593

Playing host to bluegrass, country, and folk musicians, this hall reverberates with the "Sounds of the Jersey Pines."

Barnegat Heritage Village

575 East Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ
(609) 698-5284

This heritage center features period houses, furnishings, local artifacts, burial boards, restored barber and butcher shops and a glassworks display.

Barnegat Light Museum

5th Street & Central Street
Barnegat Light, NJ
(609) 494-8578

Housed in a restored one-room schoolhouse, this museum displays historical artifacts that reflect the oceanside resort town.

Bay Head Historical Society Museum

Bridge & Bay Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ

Located in a restored 1867 Loveland family homestead, this museum contains artifacts from the Bay Head, Mantoloking and Lovelandtown areas.

Beach Haven Guided Walking Tours

Beachhaven, LBI
(609) 492-0700

Tours of Beach Haven's downtown Victorian district includes Seashore Colonial houses and six bed and breakfasts.

Casino Pier & Jenkinsons Breakwater
Beach Water Park

800 Ocean Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
(732) 793-6488

Casino Pier and Jenkinson's Breakwater Beach Water Park offers endless family fun for everyone. With a world famous amusement pier, newly renovated water park, fun-filled arcade, antique carousel and miniature golf, there is something for all ages.

Colonel Charles Waterhouse Historical Museum

17 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ
(732) 818-9040

Dedicated to American history as portrayed by the artist, this facility provides a visual forum for understanding our nations past through painting, illustration and sculpture.

Fantasy Island Amusement Park

320 W 7th Street
Beach Haven, NJ
(609) 492-4000

Fantasy Island Amusement Park features eight adult rides, ten kiddie rides, family casino arcade, entertainment, and midway games.

Fine Arts Center at Ocean County

Ocean County College
College Drive
Toms River, NJ
(732) 255-0500

Home to the OCC Theater Company, Community Chorus of Ocean County, and the OCC Concert Band, this center provides a culturally diverse schedule of both visual and performing arts.

Historic Toms River

Horner House
44 East Water Street
Toms River, NJ

Toms River Blockhouse
Water Street & Route 166
Toms River, NJ

US Life Saving Station #14
Island Beach State Park

These structures capture the essence of Toms River's past through their architecture and the roles they played in area history.

Insectropolis

1761 Route 9
Toms River, NJ
(732) 349-0559

Insectropolis is an insect learning center that features an educational touch screen, computer games, hands-on exhibits, and hundreds of live insects and other arthropods, dried insect specimans, and a bug store.

Island Heights Cultural & Heritage Association
Cottage Museum

105 Simpson Avenue
Island Heights, NJ
(732) 929-2815

Simple summer at the shore style furnishings fill this 1880 restored Victorian Carpenter Gothic cottage.

Jenkinsons Aquarium

300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
(732) 892-0600

Exhibiting sharks, penguins, seals, tropical and local fishes, snakes, pygmy marmosets, and parrots, this facility displays a vast variety of animals from around the world. The aquarium is open year-round with daily animal feedings.

Jenkinsons Boardwalk

300 Ocean Avenue
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
(732) 892-0600

A multi-attraction, the Jenkinson's Boardwalk is an amusement facility which includes an amusement park, mini-golf, beach, games and an aquarium.

Lakehurst Historical Society Museum

300 Center Street
Lakehurst, NJ
(732) 657-8864

Housed in the 1874 Old Saint John's Church, this museums displays include airship, railroad, and firefighting memorabilla, as well as charred vestiges from the German dirigible Hindenburg, a 1913 jail cell, and early baseball uniforms.

Lakewood Heritage Museum

655 Princeton Avneue
Lakewood, NJ
(732) 276-7944

Run by the township's heritage commission and housed in the Board of Education Building, this museum features portraits of Joseph Brick's three daughters for whom Lake Carasaljo was named. The museum also houses photos, vintage postcards and other artifacts.

Long Beach Island Museum

Engleside & Beach Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ
(609) 492-0700

Exhibits at this museum trace the history of Long Beach Island through artifacts, walking tours, and historical programs.

Navy Lakehurst Information Center

Route 547
Lakehurst, NJ
(732) 818-7520

This welcome center's photographs and displays depict the former Lakehurst Naval Air Station and the current Lakehurst Air Engineering Station.

New Jersey Museum of Boating

Johnson Brothers Boat Works, Bldg.12
Point Pleasant, NJ
(732) 859-4767

Celebrating the area's rich boating history, this museum presents, preserves and interprets photographs, scale models, artifacts and marine equipment.

Novins Planetarium

Ocean County College
College Drive
Toms River, NJ
(732) 255-0342

Robert J. Novins Planetarium allows visitors to explore the wonders of the universe and features an 118-seat theatre under a 40-foot dome.

Pt. Pleasant Historical Society Museum

416 New Jersey Avenue
Pt. Pleasant, NJ
(732) 892-3091

Located in the wing of the Point Pleasant Beach Borough Hall, this museum features local memorabilia and World War II scrapbooks.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor/Wild Safari

Route 537
Jackson, NJ
(732) 928-1821

Featuring over 1200 free roaming animals along the way, this seasonal theme park also offers rides, shows, concerts, attractions and a water park.

Thundering Surf Waterpark

8th Street & Bay Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ
(609) 492-0869

Six speed slides, two 18-h*** gof courses, waterfalls, caves, and a new kiddie play area are part of this waterpark.

Toms River Seaport Society &
Maritime Musuem

78 E Water Street & Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ
(732) 349-9209

Occupying an 1868 carriage house, this museum's collections include 35 restored indigenous wooden watercraft along with various marine-related artifacts and models.

Tuckerton Seaport

120 W Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ
(609) 296-8868

The area's maritime history, time-honored traditions, artistry and accomplishments are the focus of this recreated 19th century seaport village. The village spans 40 acres along Tuckerton creek.

 

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