To request free travel guides from the agency, CLICK HERE.And if you are eager to check out some lesser-known New Jersey attractions, here's a sampling of the Secret Garden State: BERGEN COUNTYMeadowlands Environment Center, Lyndhurst: The ecological haven exists within New Jersey's most populated area.Throw in Laser Tag, arcades and a play maze, and this place is any kid's dream.Tour of Somerville, Somerville: The oldest major bicycle race in the United States is the culmination of a three-day event over Memorial Day weekend.Wild West City, Netcong: It won't feel like Jersey at this Western theme park, where Wells Fargo stagecoaches, Native American dances and "gunfights" set the scene.
Racing is available for all age groups and sizes, starting at 4 feet tall.Less than an hour away, the major theme park provides a full day of rides and entertainment. The Batman ride will go backwards for even bigger thrills, new coaster El Diablo will be unveiled in May and Hurricane Harbor opens an outdoor grill, PASSAIC COUNTYRingwood State Park & Skylands Manor, Ringwood: The state park is home to Ringwood Manor, a 200-year-old country house once owned by Abram S.Hewitt, America's foremost ironmaster; and Skylands Manor, an elaborate home built for a civil engineer-stockbroker in the 1920s. Plentiful trails and recreation areas are also a draw. See the excitement of cowboys riding bulls and broncs.SALEM COUNTYCowtown Rodeo, Pilesgrove: For something completely different, head to the longest-running regular Saturday night rodeo in the U. Kids will like the rodeo clowns, face painting and promotional events like Free Kids' Cowboy Hat Night.SOMERSET COUNTYBranchburg Sports Complex, Branchburg: The sprawling facility has three indoor turf fields and batting cages.Operated by Ramapo College of New Jersey, the center features an observatory, astronomy program and a landscape of marshes and waterways.