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 located throughout Atlantic County and each has computerized public access catalog to over 500,000 books and audio-visual items. In addition to community activities at the libraries, there is wifi access, and books-by-mail. 609-625-2776; www.atlanticlibrary.org
A LOT TO LEARN AT ATLANTIC CITY M U S E U M S : Atlantic City museums and cultural centers are your ticket back in time to the city’s colorful history. Explore African-American heritage, folk tales, vintage photographs, memorabilia and more that tell the story of Atlantic City. But not every museum is about history. Enjoy incredible works of art at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, sensational exhibits at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and learn about sea creatures at the Atlantic City Aquarium in historic Gardner’s Basin. The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc. also calls the Noyes Arts Garage home as it celebrates 15 years of highlighting the accomplishments and impact of African Americans in South Jersey and around the country. www.aahmsnj.org
The Atlantic City Experience at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall is one of the best historical and cultural resources of Atlantic City in a dynamic exhibit. From the beach, Boardwalk. Miss America and Mr. Peanut. www.atlanticcityexperience.org www.boardwalkhall.com
Bring the whole family to these wonderful museums in Atlantic City and you’ll see that they’re more than just exhibits – they’re full of stories and lessons that will last a lifetime.
DELMOSPORTS: DelMoSports specializes in unique and award-winning events include IRON- MAN 70.3 Atlantic City, Escape the Cape Triathlon & Open Water Classic, the Women's Philadelphia Triathlon, MudHen Brewing Co. Race Series, Red Bull Surf & Rescue, the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, and the Crest Best Run Fest. Their events provide challenging courses, great scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families, and have an emphasis on strong community involvement, 609-849-8908. www.delmosports.com
SHOP, DINE & BROWSE ON THIRD FRIDAYS:
The Glasstown Arts District on High Street in Millville is home to art galleries, several upscale restaurants and unique shops. The 19th - and early 20th-century buildings and homes provide a rich architectural backdrop to promote the arts. 856-293-0556; www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts displays creative work from Southern New Jersey artists and nearby metropolitan centers. A new show debuts on the third Friday of each month with informal receptions for the public to meet featured
artists. Third Fridays in downtown Millville are exciting with everyone enjoying the Glasstown Arts District, dinner and an evening in one of the area’s nightspots. 856-327-4500; www.rrcarts.com
LEGENDARY LUCY: Ever stepped inside the belly of that big, gray elephant named Lucy in Margate? Put that on your summer bucket list! Lucy has been a Margate landmark since 1881 – an old broad who just keeps getting better and better. No legend along the Southern Jersey shore matches the sight of a 65-foot high wooden elephant looking out to sea and that spectacle, according to historians, made many seamen aboard tramp ships swear off their rum rations for days! Built in 1881 by a real estate developer, Lucy stands six stories tall, weighs over 90 tons and is made of nearly a million pieces of wood. 609-823-6473; www.lucytheelephant.org
OPULENT HOMES, TRENDY RESTAURANTS:
Stone Harbor and Avalon share the barrier island of Seven Mile Beach with opulent homes, trendy restaurants and a beautiful beachfront where beach tags from each town are honored on either beach. Shopping on the Seven Mile Beach is great fun with a variety of retail shops, and many of them are specialty boutiques. Stone Harbor is east from Exit 10 of the Garden State Parkway and Avalon is Exit 13 on the Parkway. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com
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