The 10 Best Things to Do in Wayne, United States

December 22, 2017 Deane Carmody

Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States less than 20 miles (32 km) from Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 54,717, reflecting an increase of 648 (+1.2%) from the 54,069 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 7,044 (+15.0%) from the 47,025 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Wayne

1. Gun For Hire

1267 McBride Ave, 14 miles from NYC, Woodland Park, NJ 07424-2541 +1 888-486-3674
Excellent
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5 based on 74 reviews

Gun For Hire

Want to shoot? Just stop in! We have everything you need. Just bring your ID. We have earned a 6 star rating and have been voted NJ's Best of the Best of the Best. We have 19 indoor ports both 25 and 50 yard, over 120 guns for rent, comfortable lounge, indoor gourmet cafe and an incomparable family environment. 8 years old and up can shoot! Free to watch with several shooting packages available.

Reviewed By featherdiane - Bloomfield, New Jersey

Gun For Hire is our favorite shooting range. The place is clean, well organized, and safe. Great place for any level of comfort. My husband is far more experienced than I am, but I would feel comfortable going here on my own. Everyone I've come in contact with is knowledgeable and helpful.

2. Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

72 McBride Ave Extension, Paterson, NJ 07501-2660 +1 973-523-0370
Excellent
31%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
8%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 322 reviews

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

The history of the City of Paterson includes its beginnings as the ambitious project of Alexander Hamilton and the Society for Establishing Useful Manufacturers (S.U.M.) in 1792 at the Great Falls, the early development of water power systems for industrial use, and the various types of manufacturing that occurred in the District's mills into the 20th Century. These included cotton fabrics, railroad locomotives, textile machinery, jute, and silk spinning, weaving, and dyeing, among many others. The Great Falls also represents compelling stories of the lives of immigrants who labored in the mills, those who owned and operated manufacturing concerns and became wealthy, and the quest of laborers and the labor movement for better working conditions and pay. Immigrants still settle today in Paterson to pursue their versions of Hamilton's vision, creating a diverse and vibrant culture.

Reviewed By riggi5 - Wayne, New Jersey

First time I visited the Falls was last year and I was pleasantly surprised. However, there was litter scattered about and the garbage baskets were overflowing. I don’t know if there are food carts, bathroom facilities or on site maintenance in the park but that may boost visitor attendance.

3. Willowbrook Mall

1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ 07470-6905 +1 973-685-4620
Excellent
28%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 96 reviews

Willowbrook Mall

Reviewed By Patrick W - New Jersey

A good average Jersey mall. Food court is ok but has no normal pizza place, just a specialty pizza place. The rest is run of the mill food court. The store selection is average. It does have 2 stores which sell cheap suits which I have taken advantage of in a pinch!

4. 46 Farmer’s Market Co

430 US Highway 46, Totowa, NJ 07512-1855 +1 973-256-9592
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

46 Farmer’s Market Co

Reviewed By Lexy D - New Jersey

Def all round cheaper than Shoprite !
produce / flowers / boars head deli !
Beautiful cheap flowers that don't look cheap @ all the roses are in a nice basket & for 24$ it's a great gift for someone ..the roses are truly beautiful for ex. orange roses with yellow around the tips - fuchsia pink roses to name a couple for u ...
the lil Latino guy who works is always happy to wrap them up with a curly ribbon
Produce is always fresh never had an issue. Big display of ciatta rolls / sub rolls- while wheat rolls ect..
Big - small - seeded- not seeded
Also the eggs are the cheapest around jumbo $1.50 - milk is priced lower than any grocery store ... Con is that if u don't speak Spanish or Chinese u can't talk to anyone ... If u need help -

5. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424 +1 973-655-2378
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

Reviewed By RoadLessTravelledNJ - Trenton, New Jersey

On a beautiful weekend afternoon, we travelled up to Montclair University to visit the Yogi Berra Museum. We are not baseball fans, and only found out about this museum through a Groupon. We were definitely NOT disappointed.
There is dedicated free museum parking available across from the museum. The museum is the building in front of the Yogi Berra Stadium, which was open the day we visited. We were able to see athletes warming up on the cozy field, choose our stadium seats, check out the picnic area.
Inside the museum, there is a Yogi Berra timeline that follows an American History timeline. The cases were filled with memorabilia from Yogi Berra's life, and from baseball in general. There were opportunities to press buttons for interactive videos, sit in antique stadium seats, purchase new merchandise. There is even a theater that looks like a ball field.

6. The Other Tales - Escape Rooms

245 Diamond Bridge Ave, 2nd Floor, Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1984 +1 973-963-4142
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5 based on 26 reviews

The Other Tales - Escape Rooms

The Other Tales - Escape Rooms offers real life mystery adventure games. Our games are an immersive experience, where players become part of the story as they look for clues, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery. Movie-like sets, deep story, and unusual riddles are fun for adults of all ages.

Reviewed By millasha - NJ

Clues are well designed and distributed along the room, so if you are (like me) come in a company of 8 people, there is plenty of room to work together on clues and not feel crowded. Clues are hard enough, but not impossible to crack. Highly recommend as fun weekend family activity, an anniversary outing, or even small office celebration.

7. Escape Garden State

1275 Bloomfield Ave, Unit 49 Building 7, Fairfield, NJ 07004-2708 +1 973-882-2900
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 59 reviews

Escape Garden State

Real-life escape games featuring New Jersey themes. Groups of 2-10 people are able to immerse themselves in authentic experiences as they count down the time left on the clock. Book your reservation now, and see if you can Escape the Garden State!

Reviewed By Michael F

We completed the Boardwalk room at this facility, which bases its attractions on New Jersey experiences. The room uses classic cerebral puzzles mixed with some light physical challenges (nothing too strenuous). There are a couple of minor bumps, including one of the early puzzles, which seemed disconnected with no way to realize it was even there (you aren't supposed to break things in escape rooms, of course, and this bordered on that). The other was one of the last puzzles that seemed to be calibrated away from success.

Despite these VERY minor bumps, this was a fantastic experience. The room was large and multi-faceted, the puzzles encouraged communication, and we never felt too stumped. Note that clues are delivered at the game master's discretion via television (rather than loud speaker or other in-theme gimmick). The pacing felt good. We're looking forward to returning for the Power Surge / Edison-themed room.

8. Presby Iris Gardens

474 Upper Mountain Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1523 +1 973-783-5974
Excellent
73%
Good
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Presby Iris Gardens

Reviewed By Marc S - Randolph, New Jersey

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is a remarkable garden, with over 10,000 irises, 1,500 varieties and over 100,000 blooms over the entire season. Like any other garden, it makes sense to inquire about the stage of the bloom. Visiting the garden in late May, we still saw many beautiful irises. However the majority of viewed irises looked well past their prime.

Parking is available on the street, and I am sure it can sometimes be challenging. We easily found a spot. Importantly be sure to check the weather. Overcast skies with little or no wind will help with your photography.

9. Dey Mansion

199 Totowa Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470-3108 +1 973-696-1776
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Dey Mansion

Reviewed By duck8to - Montville, New Jersey

Documents that attest to General George Washington having used Dey Mansion as his headquarters can be found in the Library of Congress. There are 364 letters and orders totaling 594 pages that were written at the mansion., by and on behalf of Washington to army officers and the continental Congress. Washington stayed at the mansion from Saturday, July 1 until Saturday July 29, 1780., at that time he left to greet the French allies in Newport, Rhode Island returning to Dey Mansion Sunday, October 8 and staying till Monday, November 27, 1780. He then left for Morristown, Others who came to the mansion include: Alexander Hamilton, Nathanael Greene, Anthony Wayne, Henry Know and the Marquis de Lafayette. The Mansion is on both the New Jersey and National Register of Historical Places.. The mansion can be toured Wed-Fri from 1pm till 4 pm. Sat and Sun from 12 pm until 4 pm. It is closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and (3-17 yrs.) $3. Your admission cost gets you a professional pamphlet, a copy of a letter Alexander Hamilton sent to Elizabeth Schuyler, July 6, 1780 and a letter sent by George Washington. The tour starts in the kitchen and encompasses about 12 roped off rooms. Washington's bedroom and office are showcased. Original paint colors, some floor boards and a handful of original pieces belonging to the Georgian style home can be found. The window glass is a reproduction of glass from the period complete with waves and bubbles. Other artifacts while not original to the house are from the middle to later half of the 1700's. There are many interesting paintings as well from the 1800's.The gardens were designed by the Olmstead Brothers of Central Park fame. Parking is free and an adjacent visitor center has just begun construction. Mainly for history enthusiasts this site has historical interest made richer by the narrative afforded by the docents..They have reenactments and a decorated Christmas Mansion tour.

10. Lambert Castle

3 Valley Rd, Paterson, NJ 07503-2932 +1 973-247-0085
Excellent
38%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 80 reviews

Lambert Castle

Reviewed By travelgalAvon - Avon, Connecticut

Nasty older lady at the front desk seemed bothered we were there.
$5 entrance fee for a self guided tour, A mishmash of art work, sculptures, furnishings and historical displays. The architecture of the home is stunning but there was no one to discuss this with.
The NY city skyline "view"?? Maybe if you were sitting on the roof. The trees have grown so large they obstruct a clear view so "peek-a boo" would be a more appropriate term
The grounds seem popular with wedding photographers as there were three there during our visit...but the very small court yards were underwhelming and without the city view as a backdrop (now that would be stunning) why bother?

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