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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Van Gelder Studio

Hundreds of iconic jazz records were made in this church-like space.
Toms River, New Jersey

Insectropolis

A "Bugseum" dedicated to all things insect-related resides behind a pest control company.
Matawan, New Jersey

Glenwood Institute

A condo complex once housed a boarding school with the 24th U.S. Vice President among its notable alumni.
Morristown, New Jersey

Morris Frank and Buddy

A trompe-l'oeil statue honoring the first guide dog in North America.
Piscataway, New Jersey

East Jersey Old Town Village

A historic town sits upon the site of a long-lost 18th-century trading community.
Allentown, New Jersey

Historic Walnford

Inside Crosswicks Creek Park resides an estate chronicling 200 years of history.
Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Radburn, New Jersey

The first neighborhood to implement the Garden City model in its suburban planning.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel Teleport

This giant satellite antenna services the transmission needs of government agencies and cable programmers.
Princeton, New Jersey

Nassau Hall

Nassau Hall has served as army barracks, a museum, and played a key role in the American Revolution.
Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton Chapel Bulldog

The mysterious canine hides atop a drain pipe on the back of the building, some say as a sneaky shoutout to Yale.
Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Christ Church Shrewsbury

One of New Jersey's oldest churches is a historical treasure trove.
Kearny, New Jersey

Sky Mound

This huge work of functional public art replaced a landfill in New Jersey's Meadowlands.
Long Branch, New Jersey

Garfield Tea House

A small structure built from used railroad ties honors the short term of America's 20th president.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

Filled with history, this cemetery is maintained each summer by a few hungry goats.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City's First Slot Machine

Amazingly, this old machine within the Resorts Casino still functions.
Allenwood, New Jersey

The Allaire Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, magic, and wonder are hidden amid the forests of Allaire State Park.
Bernards Township, New Jersey

Devil's Tree

An allegedly cursed tree represents a town's reckoning with a racist past.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Chicken Bone Beach

Once forgotten, this strip of sand was a rare beachside haven for Black Americans in Atlantic City.
Moorestown, New Jersey

Flexible Flyer Museum

An unusual assortment of steerable wooden sleds is on display in a library in New Jersey where they were first invented.
Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Grave of Sinbad the Dog

A granite monument honors a beloved World War II canine mascot.
Wall Township, New Jersey

Project Diana Site

The first dish to bounce radio signals off the Moon, it was the forerunner to the U.S. Space Program.
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

Hopper-Zabriskie Cemetery

This crumbling little graveyard was saved from the undergrowth by concerned veterans.
Tabernacle, New Jersey

Emilio Carranza Memorial

Rising out of a clearing in New Jersey's Pine Barrens is an Aztec-inspired monument to the "Lindbergh of Mexico."
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, World War II-era London rubble, and dead mobsters galore.