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Liberty State Park

at Exit 14B-New Jersey Turnpike Extension, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Bottom Line: Beautiful views of Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty with free access to Ellis Island if you are willing to walk. Details: We visited here on a Sunday morning to catch the ferry to the statue. Didn't do much research so we were surprised to see how nice it was. The Empty Sky Memorial is very... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This park is beautiful. We came here to get onto the ferry to go over to Ellis Island and Liberty Island.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Our family has driven by the Liberty State Park countless times, and we finally decided to stop. So glad we did! We are going to make sure to go again, possibly with a picnic and a stop at the playground as well. The view of the Statue of Liberty is amazing and free! We had a wonderful time!!!

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Loma Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Since we didn't get out to the Statue of Liberty on a tour, I wanted to see it well and this was the place to do it! We first drove to the parking lot nearest the Statue of Liberty and had beautiful views. The afternoon would be great for pictures, bit we needed to be there in the morning and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Where else can you see a great view of Manhattan, Liberty Island and Ellis Island and not pay an entrance fee? Very nice park with some excellent views. You'll be looking at the back of Lady Liberty but it's still a great view. Definitely worth a stop and only minutes away from the Holland Tunnel.

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Central Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love this place and I always bring my guests here to take pictures and have my kids play around. Such a big space, best place to relax and slow down the pace of Life. We always go during the day and on weekdays. During the weekends and holidays the place can be crowded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

not much going on but a nice place to walk and waste a little time. take a break from the City. We took the water taxi across the water way for 2 bucks. Also walked some of the nicer streets and looked at the nice apartment Buildings

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We wanted a great view of the city and Lady Liberty without having to pay money. After reading the reviews we checked out the park and were NOT dissapointed. The park offered plenty of places to get superb shots of the NY skyline. Yes you can only see the back and side of Lady Liberty but it was still a... More

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Taylors, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed in Newark the first night of our visit, and had an extremely pleasant introduction at Liberty State Park, There is a lovely 9/11 Memorial here that looks directly at the Twin Towers site. We enjoyed a lovely early evening stroll along the edge of the river with wonderful views of the downtown Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

From this park you get the closest view possible of the Statue of Liberty from Mainland USA, although as others have pointed out, you get her backside. Also terrific views of downtown Manhattan, although better views can be had from Weehawken and Hoboken further north.

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