Piscataway, as some may have already guessed, is a name that is, most likely, derived from Lenape language which could have been a spinoff from the name of Piscataqua River nearby and could also mean ‘tidal river’, ‘great deer’ or ‘place of dark night’. In 1666, 12 new settlers from Massachusetts were granted 100 square mile of the land located in current Woodbridge and Piscataway after signing the 12 Articles of Agreement with the Governor of Carteret. The early settlers focused on lumbering, shipbuilding and fishing and they were experienced and enterprising settlers who were used to the great wilderness of New Jersey and Massachusetts. Native Americans have previously carved out primitive trails which were later turned into main roads to get from one town to another. They continue to exist today. Piscataway is the 5th oldest township in New Jersey and amongst the 50 oldest ones in the country and boasts of some of the most sought-after and advanced educational and research facilities, thanks to the presence of Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Piscataway was included in the list top 100 Places to Live in in America for several years, as ranked by Money Magazine. Some top American and International companies have or had their corporate offices or headquarters in Piscataway, NJ, and it includes Colgate-Palmolive, Johnsons and Johnsons, Pepsi Cola Bottling Group, Siemens Hearing Instrument, Cintas Corporation, American Standard Brands and IEEE. Some of Piscataway’s top attractions are the Ferrer Colony and Modern School, Metlar-Bodine House, Cornelius Low House and Road up Raritan Historic District.
Piscataway has come a long way from the mining town that it once was - today, visitors will get to enjoy facilities like Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena for a weekend outing or family day-out, Stress Factory Comedy Club where there are fun shows put on by professional stand-up comedians and comediennes, Broadway and off-Broadway shows at the historic State Theater and outdoor concerts and theater productions held around the year at Plays in the Park. For those who are looking for a well-maintained place for team-building experience, check out the sporting facilities provided by Inman Sports Club or bring the kids and students out for an educational field trip at Rutgers Geology Museum. After all the touring, partying and shopping, we are sure you would be game for a relaxing time with your friends. If that sounds like something that appeals to you, bring the charter bus to Duke Island Park and catch the most stunning sunset in a relaxing atmosphere. Using bus rental services like the one from BusRental.com comes highly recommended if you want to save time, money and a whole lot of effort in trying to find the right charter bus rental company. Tap into our wide network of vehicles, owners, dispatchers and drivers and save time today.
Whether you are visiting Piscataway, NJ, with your family and friends or coming to the city for a corporate event, we are sure you will be making time for some unique points of interest in and around the city. Here are some fun attractions to make time for, categorized for your easy perusal.
There are lots of attractions to choose from whenever you think of entertainment in Piscataway and they range from great stand-up comedy shows at Stress Factory Comedy Club in New Brunswick to outdoor amusement parks like Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick. The latter features rides and amenities like water tubes, picnic areas, deck chairs for sunbathers and a lazy river for all to enjoy during a hot day. People can also bring their kids out for a hopping fun day at Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena in Edison, celebrate a birthday at the indoor inflatable bounce houses of Bounce U in Bridgewater or bring the charter bus to play laser tag and arcade games at the 10,000 square foot climate-controlled setting provided by Jumping Jungle. Guests will find themselves immersed with the 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf games featuring monsters and zombies at Monster Mini Golf in Edison or relax and hang out with your friends at AMC Dine-In Theaters Bridgewater 7.
Located along Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick is George Street Playhouse which was founded in 1974 - it has both Broadway and off-Broadway musicals scheduled all-year-round and has special student-focused matinees to increase appreciation of theater and art, in general. Big name productions have been held at State Theater and it includes musicals, concerts, ballets and Broadway productions while Plays in the Park is an outdoor theater which holds LIVE productions on an open-air stage. Zimmerli has more than 60,000 paintings, sculptures and photos but what takes center stage is their lectures, talks and focus on teaching art to the youth of the community. People will also get to enjoy a more intimate gallery like Evalyn Dunn’s Gallery in Westfield which features the artwork of Graciela Rodo and Roy Fairchild and Gallery U Boutique which is a well-known quaint art gallery featuring anything from high-end paintings to handmade arts and craft. What’s unique about the attraction is that some of the featured art is made by patients with brain injury or are disabled.
The people of Piscataway are passionate about maintaining their sports arenas and clubs. Visitors can organize a badminton tournament, team-building event or hold summer camps at International Badminton Center in downtown Edison, enjoy the indoor hockey rink, driving range and basketball courts at Inman Sports Club, and if the Somerset Patriots are playing, be sure to catch them in action at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The Patriots is a minor-league baseball team that is a part of the Atlantic League’s Liberty Division. However, if you prefer putting on your dancing shoes and pick up your own dance moves, head on over to Inspira Dance Theater in New Brunswick where there are large dance rooms and private music rooms you can take advantage of.
The Kirkpatrick Chapel is a historic site located within the Rutgers University campus; the stunning cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows, a vintage organ and it is often used for public events and private weddings. At Rutgers, there’s another historic attraction and it comes in the form of Rutgers Geology Museum which was founded back in 1872 by George Cook. The tour will take visitors around exhibits like a dinosaur trackway, mastodon skeleton, exhibits for minerals and an Egyptian Mummy exhibit. When you are located so close to Edison, NJ, be sure to make your way to Thomas Edison Museum at Edison Park and Menlo Park. The attractions features artifacts related to Edison’s inventions, model of Edison’s lab and photographs while the attraction at Menlo Park has a large Art Deco Edison Memorial Tower that is dedicated to the life and inventions of the inventor. Class of 1914 Boathouse was once the home to Rutgers Boating Association in 1867 and is home to 20 boats while Buccleuch Mansion is located along Raritan River and is run by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The house, built in 1739, was once known as The White House Farm because of its grand design and beautiful surroundings. The Cooper Gristmill is a historic building that dates back to the 1700s and today, it holds exhibits related to the region’s mining history and it also has several trails for hikers to enjoy.
Rutgers Gardens is located at the Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and it features distinct gardens designed specifically for each of the plants that it houses. People should take advantage of the educational programs if you want to get closer to and understand nature and its surrounding forests. You can also bring the charter bus to New Brunswick and enjoy the monument dedicated to Veterans of the region at Monument Square Park where there’s space for locals and tourists to explore, enjoy the elegant, manicured gardens managed by Somerset County Parks Commission at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater and don’t forget to take pictures of the military figures of the Revolutionary War at Washington Rock State Park which is dedicated to President George Washington. Other fun activities includes winter ice skating and roller skating at Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink in Edison, well-managed outdoor children’s playground at Kids Street Playground, and year-round lakeside activities, soccer, basketball and walking space at Roosevelt County Park.
Yes, Triple C Ranch in Edison is not a zoo, per se, but it should not be excluded from the list of fun things to do when one visits Piscataway because it is located within the natural settings of Dismal Swamp Conservation Area; the attraction is home to a large number of animals like a pony, ram, chickens, ducks, goats, pigs and many more. The attraction holds classes and has an active gardening club for patrons to participate in.
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