Located in Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, is a respite hub for Central New Jersey and New Your City. Woodbridge, located at the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike intersection, is easily accessible to traffic and maintains an idyllic small-town atmosphere.
Woodbridge's history included its founding in 1669 under a British charter and incorporation in 1693. With a rich history and the many family-centered activities found in Woodbridge, you will find it a place to relax and unwind!
Thomas Edison Center
The Thomas Edison Center is located in lovely Menlo Park and has an assortment of original artifacts and unique displays to enjoy. Menlo Park was once a research and development center for the inventor, who brought the future to life. He considered this location to be his "Invention Factory" and created the phonograph and the first successful light bulb in Woodbridge.
Menlo Park was also the home of Edison's machine shop, built by Babcock & Wilcox, a company still operating today. With the work at this facility, Edison lit up Christie Street, which was the first street in the world to use incandescent bulbs for lighting. The way we live was forever changed by the Edison Light Company and the fantastic inventions developed by Mr. Edison.
Tours of the museum are given Thursday-Saturday, from 10-4 pm. Be sure not to miss out on this historic site-- the last tour begins at 3 pm!
Nearby to Woodbridge is the place to go if you have sports on your mind! Warinanco Park features a sports center, cafe, and park; this park has everything you need for a fun-filled family day. There is even an operating boathouse with pedal boats for an afternoon on the water.
Warinanco is also home to an artificial ice skating rink, one of the first of its kind in the area. It was recently renovated and is seen as a year-round destination for sports lovers. Warinanco Park has gardens and trails that showcase the beautiful outdoor scenery of the area. There are turf rentals available and event spaces that can be rented for special events and celebrations.
SeaQuest Woodbridge is more than just an aquarium-- it is an adventure filled with marine life interactions where you can feed and touch the animals. Animals from across the globe are featured in Woodbridge, representing five continents. And through initiatives such as SeaQuest Cares, they are helping to make the community and world a better place.
Experiences that will excite kids (and adults) of all ages include activities like Snorkel with Stingrays and the Animal Whisperer Tour. The Fishy Kisses experience offers a remarkably relaxing experience-- the toothless fish nibble at your feet, removing dead skin! However, there may be restrictions based on age and other criteria for specific tours. So be sure to check with the ticketing agent for guidelines.
Wherever you go in Woodbridge Township, you are sure to enjoy its inviting atmosphere and friendly people. Book a trip today and enjoy everything this beautiful town has to offer.