Camden Attractions, Philadelphia

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    A very rare blue lobster
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    In the Kid Zone
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    Hippos in love!!
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  • Adventure Aquarium

    by missmommy19 Updated Dec 26, 2012
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    Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ was completely renovated in 2005. Open daily from 9:30-5pm it is well worth a visit. 200,000 square feet of shark tunnels, hippos, free-flying birds and sea life from around the world. My daughter loves the touch tanks, and I fed the manta rays by hand. She even got picked once to wade in the manta ray tank! The very brave, for an additional fee, can arrange to swim with the sharks. The penguins have their own habitats outside. Only one of two aquariums in the country that have a hammerhead shark. There is a snack bar and a large gift shop. The new Kid Zone on the second floor opened in 2012 and is designed for younger children, but the two 10 year olds with us loved it. The aquarium can be accessed by the RiverLink Ferry May through September (www.riverlinkferry.org).

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    Superb Music at Bargain Prices

    by Sue08080 Updated Apr 8, 2006

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    Maestro Millanov, photo from web site

    The Haddonfield Symphony is just a stone's throw from Philadelphia in Camden County, New Jersey. Cross the bridge to hear one of the best and most professional orchestras in this, or any other, area. It's lead by Maestro Rossen Milanov who is also the assistant conductor of the illustrious Philadelphia Orchestra and the director of its summer season at the Mann Center in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. I have no doubt that Maestro Millanov will one day have his own top-rated orchestra. In the meantime, come to the Haddonfield Symphony's concerts for a taste of his magic.

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    Camden Aquarium

    by el_ruso Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    A stunning aquarium across the river from Philly. The huge tank contains gigantic turtles and tiger sharks among other stunning fishes. Also has a tucan exhibit, and watching these birds is a lot of fun. There is also an air carrier there.

    WARNING: you may take the NJ subway line and walk to the aquarium, which is what I did, but I would not recommend it. Camden is UGLY, DIRTY and the parts of the Bronx that I have seen (granted, I have not seen many) appears to be a lot safer... Take a river taxi or a normal taxi instead.

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    Great views of Philadelphia from Camden

    by bct341 Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Camden Waterfront

    Venture over to Camden NJ, which is directly across the Delaware river from Philadephia. It is has a lot of attractions and also provides a great view of Philadelphia and the Delaware waterfront.

    It is a great place to take a walk alone or with someone :) Occasionally, they have jazz bands play at an outdoor stage which is nice. But, other times, you may hear the music coming from major concerts at the Ecentre which is a large indoor/outdoor concert complex.

    Also, there is the NJ Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey to see. But the views are what I go there for... love seeing the sunsets :)

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    Battleship NJ another view

    by bct341 Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    Battleship New Jersey

    Another view of the Battleship New Jersey..

    NEW JERSEY was decommissioned for the last time on February 8,1991 at Bremerton, Washington where she resided until heading home to New Jersey. She was officially stricken from the Navy list on February 12,1995 but was then ordered reinstated by an order of congress as a mobilization asset under Bill 1024 section 1011. On January 4, 1999 NEW JERSEY was again stricken from the Navy list and IOWA replaced her as a mobilization asset. On September 12, 1999 NEW JERSEY began her Final Voyage home from Bremerton, where she had rested in mothballs for the last 8 years. On November 11th, she arrived at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Since that time, she has been restored, opened and established as an educational museum and a tribute to the brave sailors who served on her during her long and distinguished career. The Battleship New Jersey opened as a Museum and Memorial in October 2001.

    Hours may change due to the season:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Cost: $8.00 - $12.50

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    Battleship New Jersey

    by bct341 Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    Battleship New Jersey

    The Battleship USS New Jersey is the Navy's most decorated warship earning 19 campaign and battle stars for serive in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars and the Middle East. The battleship offers guided tours through simulated operations areas spanning five deck levels.

    Hours may change due to the season:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Cost: $8.00 - $12.50

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    New Jersey State Aquarium

    by bct341 Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    NJ State Aquarium

    The Aquarium is on the Camden side of the Delaware water front and you can get there from the Ben Franklin Bridge or using the River link ferry from Penn's Landing.

    The aquarium is ok as aquariums go. There are much better ones in the U.S. but it is still a nice place to take the kids and explore nature. They have a great outdoor park with a merry go-round and a small train plus a butterfly flower park which is nice for small children.

    If you have been to Baltimore's Aquarium or others, you may be disappointed in this one. But, it still is nice for a get away with the family.

    Admission
    Adults $13.95
    Children (3-11)$10.95
    Children (2 & under)FREE
    Students (w/ ID)$11.95
    Seniors (65+) $11.95

    The hours of operation change during the summer and winter seasons.. check their website for the hours.

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    Camden Attractions

    by acemj Written May 30, 2003

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    Well, besides the crack dealers on many streetcorners, Camden does have some interesting things to see, mostly along the riverfront.

    The New Jersey State Aquarium is located just north of the Tweeter Center along the river (www.njaquarium.org).

    You'll also find Campbell's Field, a great baseball stadium and home of the Camden Riversharks right at the Jersey side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

    For all you photo buffs out there, you might just want to cross the bridge to get some great shots of Philadelphia from across the river.

    There is also the Walt Whitman House located between 3rd and 4th Streets at 328 Mickle Boulevard. This was the home of the great American poet until his death in 1892 (for information call 856.964.5383).

    Near the campus of Rutgers, you'll find this interesting building, but I don't recall exactly what's significant about it.

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    Just across the river

    by acemj Written May 29, 2003

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    Across the river, you'll find the rough town of Camden, New Jersey. This is, as they say, "the 'hood." Not exactly a place you're likely to go to as a tourist, but recently some revitilization has taken place particularly in the area right by the river. Just at the Jersey end of the Ben Franklin Bridge, you'll find a beautiful baseball park, the home of the Camden Riversharks, a minor league team. At night, the stadium is particularly beautiful during games and catching a game here is a great, cheap family event.

    I was in Camden in May of 2003 at Hank's Bar near the stadium hanging out with some family and friends (a long story . . . ).

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