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    Finley does the "Cotton Eye Joe"
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    The Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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Camden Things to Do

  • New Jersey State Aquarium

    New Jersey State Aquarium was pretty nice but since we were there, they are under going some heavy renovations and will not reopen until May 2005. There will be alot more exibits and things to do. You can spend many hours here exploring around, they also have a restaurant with a deck to eat outside with a great view of Philadelphia. They also have...

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  • Tour of a U.S. Battleship

    If you are in the Burlington, NJ area, you aren't too far from Camden, NJ. There you can tour our nation's most decorated battleship, the Battleship, New Jersey, which is now a floating museum on the Delaware River, at the Camden Waterfront, across from Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. There are several tour options which you can take and the tour...

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  • Waterfront worth a visit!

    There are, indeed, parts of Camden I wouldn't recommend anyone visit. Fortunately (1) there's no REASON to go to such neighborhoods and (2) the Waterfront isn't one of such places. In addition to the Aquarium (worth a visit just for that), the battleship New Jersey, and impressive concerts; you can catch an inexpensive ball game, wander through a...

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  • post-puerto rican parade concert

    A concert is held directly after the parade and takes place in Wiggins Waterfront Park. The late-afternoon event has grown in popularity as Latino music has grown in influence in popular culture.It's a great oppourtunity for other ethnic backgrounds to enjoy and experience the culture and food and music that the puerto rican community has to offer....

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  • Parade to celebrate Puerto Rican culture

    June 26th - The Annual Parada San Juan Bautista, a Puerto Rican Parade at the Camden Waterfront. There was aout 40,000+ People attending the Parade. A joyous event not to be missed. Begins around noon at 7th and Elm streets. Check times and dates for future parades.

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  • New Jersey Adventure Aquarium

    Adventure Aquarium is located on the waterfront in Camden New Jersey. The aquarium has a variety of exhibits the most unique (to me at least) was the Hippopotamus Exhibit. The only other place I've seen Hippos is the San Diego Zoo so they are a rare site for me. Like most aquariums they have salt and freshwater exhibits. Adventure Aquarium also has...

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  • BB62 - The New Jersey

    When I was young I built a model of this ship. It was huge and it probably took longer than it took to build the real one. Visiting the New Jersey was a dream come true. Touring the superstructure was relatively unlimited with lots of opportunities for shots. Below decks though was rather limited compared to the Alabama in Mobile. The size of this...

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  • Life Aboard the USS New Jersey

    Visiting the battleship during peace time is quite awkward. Although you are almost alone aboard, there are endless possibilities for tripping or cracking your head open. The controls for the huge guns are located in tiny and airless rooms. There are steep ladders everywhere.I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like to be on the...

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  • A Huge Battleship

    The USS New Jersey is an Iowa Class battleship, and was launched in 1942 and commissioned in 1943. It has a 45,000 tons displacement, and is 887ft long. Close to 2,000 men were needed to operate it. The battleship played a vital role in the Pacific theater during WWII.(In the 4th picture, you can see the funnels of the "United States," the famous...

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Camden Restaurants

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    by Anders100 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    I liked the diners in New Jersey where you can get a good meal for a low cost.

    Favorite Dish: Try a Philli steake they where good and filled you well.

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Camden Transportation

  • Philadelphia to Camden Waterfront

    When visiting Philly, the Camden Waterfront is worth at least one LONG day or two half-day trips. There are numerous ways for the Philly visitor to get across the Delaware River.1) Walk or bike across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Legal, safe, and free during daylight hours, unless there's major construction -- but you have to supply the legs. The...

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  • Dock for the Riverlink Ferry

    This is the ferry dock located on the Camden side in back of the aquarium. The ferry does depart about every 40 minutes, but we suggest you get there early because you may stand in line for up to an hour an maybe longer to catch the ferry to Philadelphia. If you have children bring snacks and water if it's a hot day, there isn't really any shade to...

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  • Take the Riverlink Ferry

    This is a great thing to do if your in Camden take the Riverlink Ferry over to Philadelphia Penns Landing for plenty more things to do, museums, boat tour, food, live music and much more! The ferry crosses about every 40 minutes, starts around 10:00am to 5:15pm, check the website below for more information. Adults $6.00Children 3-12 $5.00Children...

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Camden Local Customs

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    by katmag Written Oct 4, 2002

    The people running the USS New Jersey and conducting the tours are veterans, so they have a lot of good information, that they're more than happy to share if you chat them up. While on the tour, you can go off by yourself and explore, but you will miss the interesting little tidbits of information that the guide can tell you, like that the ship has 4 different areas from which you can navigate it, so even though it's hit in one place, it is still operational. Everything on the ship has double or triple uses, like the dining room which can be converted into a hospital, with surgery lights already mounted above the tables.

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Camden Warnings and Dangers

  • Gas Stations

    Make sure you get the amount of gas you pay for . Watch the pump . I was getting gas one day in Camden , and luckily I always have my boyfriend with me . He noticed he paid for 20 and only got 10 . What happened was , the lady behind us asked for 10 , but got 20 , we asked for 20 and got 10 ... she obviously figured out what happened and drove away...

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  • Gun Shots

    I guess it depends on which part of Camden you are in . But if you hear a bag or two or three , it's either kids playing with fire crackers / fire works / or someone just shot a gun . Either way , don't try to be curious , this is not the type of place to be curious in .

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  • Dangerous to go out alone

    Camden is a very dangerous place to be. Use the buddy system. If you are staying in Camden I don't recommend going out with out a strong man with you who is either familiar with the neighborhood or capable of protecting you. Most likely nothing will happen to you , but you never know . Better safe than sorry . This goes for day and night .

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Camden Tourist Traps

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    by eugini2001 Written Sep 7, 2007

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    The only thing that is a real tourist trap is 4D “Sponge Bobs” show .It’s costly, extremely short and not very interesting episode even for ones who loves BOB .

    Fun Alternatives: Franklin Museum has the greatest in Philly IMAX theater

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Camden What to Pack

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    by katmag Written Oct 4, 2002

    Miscellaneous: We brought our own sandwiches and water in a little lunch bag/cooler since the tour is long and there's no cafe on the ship. Also, bring student ID if you have it, to get a reduced rate at the Aquarium. At the USS New Jersey there's no student rates. For prices, see my Must See Activities.

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Camden Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit the Independence Seaport Museum

    While at Penn's Landing go visit the Independence Seaport Museum. Great way to pass the time while waiting for the ferry to the New Jersey Aquarium. Wonderful history and displays of times goen by in the seaports history. All kind of cool nautical things to check out including beautiful model ships of all types. They have a really nice museum store...

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  • At the aquarium you can pet...

    At the aquarium you can pet little sharks and various other animals. The sharks feel rough, like very fine sandpaper, and don't like being touched, but that's life for ya.

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Camden Sports & Outdoors

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    by PR-7 Updated Oct 21, 2010

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    Those visiting the Philadelphia area may well enjoy watching a professional baseball game, either because they themselves love baseball or because they recognize it is a deeply ingrained part of sports life in the USA. Although the Phillies provide baseball at is best, tickets are expensive -- if there are ANY available! A delightful alternative is the Camden Riversharks, a minor-league club that plays in Campbell's Field, just a short walk from Adventure Aquarium. All seats, even those right behind home plate, are $10, so you can get right next to the players for less than the cheapest ticket to the Phillies. Food is similarly less expensive. Anyone who wants to, can get to meet their mascot, "Finley" the Shark.

    www.riversharks.com/directions.cfm
    discusses several ways to get to Campbell's Field, but I'll add one more. For day games, you can ride a bus from the Philadelphia Visitor Center to Adventure Aquarium for $2 round trip. Note that this shuttle stops running from Camden at 5:30 (6:30 on weekends), so it's not an option for night games. PATCO, however runs 24 hours a day.

    You won't see Ryan Howard crash a monster home run, but you will see a professional baseball game for a lot less cost and trouble than doing so for the Phillies.

    Wonder why it's called Campbell's Field? View from our $10 seats View of scoreboard and Franklin Bridge Finley does the Get your photo with a star!
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Camden Favorites

  • View of Philadelphia from Camden

    Check out the view of Philadelphia from the Camden waterfront. I love this view of Philadelphia, plus I see it every day on our local news. A nice thing to do is to grab lunch and come sit by the water and look at the river and Philadelphia while you eat, it's like a picnic.

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  • Cooper University Medical Center

    My fondest memory of Camden has absolutely nothing to do with travel, but I'd like to share it anyway. My best memory of Camden: waking up from my coma in a hospital bed at wonderful Cooper Hospital. They saved my life. I was heliported to the hospital when they realized I would die if I stayed at my local hospital. The medical professionals at...

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  • Activity: The Battleship New...

    Activity: The Battleship New Jersey is the United States' most decorated battleship. It is now a floating museum on the Delaware River, right accross the river from Philadelphia. Built in 1942, it is one of the largest battleships ever built. It is over 887 feet long, and can hold over 3,000 people (crewmen), as it did during WWII. The USS New...

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