The 10 Best Things to Do in Whippany, United States

January 16, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Whippany is an unincorporated community located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Whippany's name is derived from the Whippanong Native Americans, a tribe that once inhabited the area. Whippanong meant "place of the willows", named for the trees growing along the banks of the Whippany River.
Restaurants in Whippany

1. The Funplex

182 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ 07936 +1 973-428-1166
Excellent
38%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

The Funplex

With more than 100,000 sq. ft. of fun, this award-winning family entertainment center offers everything from Go Karts and Arcade to an exhilarating Waterpark and more, making The Funplex the go-to venue for corporate events, parties or simply a day of family fun. Widely-popular indoor attractions include a state-of-the-art arcade, our newest attraction, the futuristic FunTron Laser Tag, XD Dark Ride featuring 4-D motion simulation in a theatre atmosphere, fast-paced Electric Go-Karts, Foam Frenzy and Bumper Cars, along with exciting rides like Free Fall, Super Twister, and Skyscraper. Hungry guests can now enjoy the all-new PitStop café, with racing-themed décor and an appetizing new menu that includes hot items, healthy offerings, and grab-and-go options. Outside, guests enjoy the hugely-popular Splashplex Water Park, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The water park features an Interactive Pool, cascading Infinity Pool, Splash Pad, Lazy River, Body Slides, Coal Mine Railway

Reviewed By XSki007 - New Jersey

First visit with the grandkids. All good. The pricing was fair and there is so much to do. Left after 2 hours and hardly scratched the surface of attractions. Will come back again soon.Thank you very much for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope you visit again soon!

2. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

2352 State Route 10, Morris Plains, NJ 07950-1249 +1 973-540-0311
Excellent
58%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

Reviewed By Allen H - San Diego, California, United States

If you have even a slight interest in the Craftsman era of 100 years ago, you have to visit the Craftsman Farms, Gus Stickley's log cabin. Pete was our docent, he was very knowledgeable and super nice. Museum quality original Gus items, a highlight of our recent vacation!

3. Whippany Railway Museum

1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981-1505 +1 973-887-8177
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Whippany Railway Museum

The Whippany Railway Museum has been bringing to life the history of New Jersey's railroads to the public. Offering family entertainment for young and old alike. Weekly excursions and events are a thrill for the whole family. Since 1965 the Whippany Railway Museum is dedicated to Preserving the Heritage and History of the Railroads of New Jersey through the Restoration, Preservation, Interpretation and Operation of Historic Railroad Equipment and Artifacts from New Jersey and the immediate vicinity. We offer excursion rides several times a year, The museum is open every ride day as well as Sundays from 12pm to 4pm during the months from May to September. The museum features vintage train memorabilia & information as well as a museum shop You can wander our grounds and see our collection of vintage rolling stock as well as steam and diesel engines. For more Information and to purchase tickets for all our ride dates, visit our web site

Reviewed By TophersTravels71 - New Jersey

Went here for Father's Day. Wasn't a bad visit but the place is overly simple, which is to be expected based on price. There are a few old trains out, that you can't go in most of them. We took a ride on the train, but that was fairly unpleasant because of the heat (and lack of A/C in the cars). There really isn't anything of any interest to see out of the windows and there was no one narrating anything or saying anything about the trains. There wasn't even anyone other than the conductor to answer questions and he seemed polite, but disinterested in doing so. Was a bit of a bummer, actually.

4. Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940-1434 +1 973-408-5600
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly called "New Jersey Shakespeare Festival") is one of 25 professional theatres in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey's largest professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

Reviewed By travelontheroad - Morristown, New Jersey

There are no bad seats in this small theater. Plays range from Shakespeare to other classics. Enjoyable with friends! They do an excellent job!

5. Tourne County Park

98 McCaffrey Ln, Boonton, NJ 07005-8807
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Tourne County Park

Reviewed By soccergallystuff - Trenton, New Jersey

As everyone else points out, it is amazing that the top of this park has a view of the NYC skyline at a distance. The paths can be a little steep, so be careful on your way down because the rocks are all extremely loose so you might slide a little.

6. Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259 +1 973-539-2016 ext. 210
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

Reviewed By Beverly D - Morris Plains, New Jersey

A brand new museum was unveiled at Washington's Headquarters over Presidents Day Weekend. In addition to the Ford Mansion, just a few steps away, there is now a museum which has a film and War Gallery. along with another room containing artifacts, the new Discovery Center focuses on what life was like during the Revolution for people living in NJ. Exhibits cover musket firing, desertions, food scarcity, loyalty oaths, to name a few. Many of the exhibits are interactive, which appeal to kids and adults alike, there are costumes to try on and there is even an authentic door from an 18th century Morristown jail. Add a visit to Jockey Hollow (approximately 3 miles south), site of the winter encampment of 1779-1780, and you can experience the Revolutionary War as never before. Good for school-age children & adults and it's free.

7. Imagine That! Children's Museum

4 Vreeland Rd, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1555 +1 973-966-8000
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 146 reviews

Imagine That! Children's Museum

At Imagine That!!!, children are encouraged to touch, discover, learn and explore in our 16,000 square foot space, featuring over 50 unique exhibits. Featuring an arts and crafts room, 3 level train exhibit, dance studio, diner, grocery store, Victorian house, princess castle, real fire engine, post office, doctor & dentist area, real airplane and much more!!! Embracing a learning-through-play model, Imagine That!!! is a safe environment where young children can stretch their legs and their imagination. Our exhibits are specifically designed to stimulate the child's imagination and intellect while providing them with a fun and exciting day! Imagine That!!! specializes in field trips, summer camps and private and custom birthday parties!

Reviewed By Cristina R - Whippany, New Jersey

This has been a go to spot for my toddler for sometime. He loves the different play areas, especially the painting, trains, grocery store, and pirate ship. It was an obvious choice for his birthday party and they did an excellent job! They tailored the party to what we wanted and had face painting and a private, personalized puppet show! My son and his friends had an amazing time!

8. The Cracked Pot Studio

28 N Beverwyck Rd, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034-2502 +1 952-465-8654
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

The Cracked Pot Studio

Come take a pottery class at the Cracked Pot Studio! Learn to make something on the potter's wheel or by hand. Ongoing classes as well as single time sessions are available by appointment.

Reviewed By linda m - Succasunna, New Jersey

From the first minute when I met the instructor, Heather, she put me at ease. I knew immediately she was a genuine person. There were many students so I knew they kept coming back for a reason too.

9. Bane Haunted House

630 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Okner Parkway, Livingston, NJ 07039-1611 +1 973-533-0951
Excellent
73%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
19%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Bane Haunted House

Bane Haunted House is NJ's largest and most interactive haunted attraction! With over 40,000 sq. ft of terror, we're bringing your nightmares to life! Come experience our all new escape rooms and zombie apocalypse, where you fight off real zombies!

Reviewed By John A

Very dissapointing, 101.00 in tickets upgrade 30.00 more dollars for more rounds, and gun breaks down halfway through the house. Complained and was blown off my management. Very bad experience and poor service for what I paid, but unfortunately they got my money and didnt care about what I had to say. I would thibk twice about bane next time.

10. Escape Garden State

1275 Bloomfield Ave, Unit 49 Building 7, Fairfield, NJ 07004-2708 +1 973-882-2900
Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

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.

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