Atlantic City Family Attractions
Atlantic City Boardwalk Arcade
DESCRIPTION: The largest arcade in Atlantic City. This modern facility is located one block from Resorts Casino Hotel.
ADDRESS: 1315 Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ
Central Pier Arcade and Speedway
DESCRIPTION: A redemption arcade where everyone goes home a winner; includes NASCAR go-carts and “Shoot the Geek” paintball.
ADDRESS: 1400 Boardwalk at Tennessee, Atlantic City, NJ
Royal Rolling Chairs
DESCRIPTION: Visitors have been riding on them since the 1800’s; Wicker chairs that hold 3 adults are rolled up and down the length of the boardwalk by a guide; a ride in a rolling chair is similar is many ways to a scenic carriage ride through Central Park.
ADDRESS: 1601 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Ocean Life Center
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1999; this cedar-clad 14,500 square foot aquarium features live exhibits in nearly 30,000 gallons of water; numerous computer-driven interactive stations and an observation deck make this a great place for family-fun.
ADMISSION: adults $7, students and children $4; seniors $5; children under 3 free
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 800 North New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum
DESCRIPTION: Over 400 exhibits in 13 themed galleries that will amaze and entertain those of all ages; open all year.
ADDRESS: New York Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center
DESCRIPTION: Features a Stompin’ at the Shore photo exhibit that chronicles African-American life in this resort town, from the Cakewalk contests held nightly on Million Dollar Pier to the Club Harlem, which showcased Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Sammy Davis, Jr. Images focus on African Americans at leisure from 1885 to 1980; the exhibit includes photographs from Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee and Philadelphia’s John O. Mosley, as well as family albums of local contributors.
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-4p, except major holidays
ADDRESS: Garden Pier at New Jersey Ave and The Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
PHONE: Historical Museum: 609-347-5839
PHONE: Art Center 609-347-5837
Lucy The Elephant
DESCRIPTION: Elephant shaped building and National Historic Landmark is one that you can walk through and climb to the top; it was lovingly constructed in 1881 and restored many times; includes a unique gift shop.
ADDRESS: 9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate, NJ