Top 10 Things to do in Morris Plains, United States

December 17, 2017 Terina Blouin

Morris Plains is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,532, reflecting an increase of 296 (+5.7%) from the 5,236 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 17 (+0.3%) from the 5,219 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Morris Plains

1. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

2352 State Route 10, Morris Plains, NJ 07950-1249 +1 973-540-0311
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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!

2. Whippany Railway Museum

1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981-1505 +1 973-887-8177
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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.

3. Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259 +1 973-539-2016 ext. 210
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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.

4. Jockey Hollow

Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960 +1 973-539-2016 ext. 210
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4.5 based on 277 reviews

Jockey Hollow

Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, this recreated campsite was home to the Pennsylvnia troops in the winter of 1779-80.

Reviewed By Hammbrook - New Jersey

Jockey Hollow is a beautiful park, with many walking trails, and a strong interpretive center. The Wick House and grounds/gardens give you the feel of colonial times while the re-creations of the soldiers’ huts (barracks) illustrate the tough conditions the soldiers faced wintering in New Jersey two years after Valley Forge. Dogs on a leash are allowed. Ample parking. A definite stop for history buffs.

5. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

353 E Hanover Ave, Morris Township, Morristown, NJ 07960-4077 +1 973-326-7601
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

This 127-acre preserve, which surrounds a historic Colonial-Revival mansion and its formal gardens, offers self-guided nature trails with all trees and shrubs labeled as reference.

Reviewed By PAhomebody - Quakertown, Pennsylvania

We stopped at Frelinghuysen Arboretum on a journey home from New York. It is conveniently located off of I-287 (although our GPS placed it on the wrong side of Hanover Ave.!). The garden has many "rooms", from small patio-style enclosures to large areas devoted to...MoreWe are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience! It is simply wonderful!

6. Elements of Morris Plains

1767 Us 10, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 +1 973-993-0990
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Elements of Morris Plains

Reviewed By Fenton1826 - Parsippany, New Jersey

I go about once a month for a massage as part of a pain management regimen. I prefer the same masseuse, Michelle, because she knows her stuff. Not only is the massage stress reducing but I experience a significant reduction is back discomfort. This has not been my experience with others, including medical massage. The prices are fair, the place is clean and quiet.Highly recommended.

7. Deluxe Spa

1 Hilton Ct, Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ 07054-4403 +1 877-541-2639
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5 based on 5 reviews

Deluxe Spa

At Deluxe Spa at the Hilton Parsippany, we provide customized spa journeys to satisfy local and hotel guests in a lush and tranquil setting where you can relax, dine and stay.

Reviewed By annsusan - denville, new jersey

Today I had a wonderful experience at the Deluxe Spa! Claudine the owner was very welcoming upon arrival. Check in was very quick - no long forms or questionnaires to fill out. I was escorted back to a ladies locker room/restroom where I put on a very comfy robe and slippers. Mary did a really nice massage and facial in a beautifully relaxing atmosphere. I would definitely recommend the Deluxe Spa and plan on returning as often as I can!

8. Loantaka Brook Reservation

Loantaka Way, Morristown, NJ 07960 +1 973-326-7600
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Loantaka Brook Reservation

Reviewed By Scottbennett

Loantaka has as many recreational options as it does ways to pronounce it. On a nice day you will find people engaged in walking, jogging, biking, skating, horse back riding, frisbee, softball, fishing - and relaxing. There's an area for a picnic, with grills, and a playground for young children. There are 2 sets of restrooms, although one is more seasonal. This is a great park for all to enjoy!

9. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center

32 Pleasant Plains Rd, Harding, Morris Plains, NJ 07920-4017
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5 based on 4 reviews

Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center

Reviewed By duck8to - Montville, New Jersey

Open Thurs/Fri from 12 pm-4pm and Sat/Sun from 10am-4pm, the Helen C. Fenske National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center is the place to start your Great Swamp adventure. The center has touch screen computer technology and state of the art exhibits which encompass history, recreational opportunities, fauna and flora of the Great Swamp as well as refuge maps .There is a Discovery Den which has hands-on-educational activities for children. The Nature Detective Trail is designed for kids and is 1/6th miles long with 11 stops. Native plant gardens for birds and butterflies lie outside the center and are part of a 1/2 mile Rockoven Trail which lead to a view of the swamp and Passaic River. A unique feature is the eBird Trail Tracker kiosk which is a real time electronic bird sighting log. The center is an ideal way to orientate the visitor to the the Great Swamp. They have trail maps and can orientate you to wildlife hot spots, observation outlooks and the Raptor's Trust.

10. Ford Mansion and Museum

30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259 +1 973-539-2016
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Ford Mansion and Museum

The grounds comprise a museum as well as the modest mansion where Washington established military headquarters for the winter of 1779-80.

Reviewed By Robert S - Lawrence, Kansas

This site has the house that Washington used as headquarters during the Morristown encampment, and a separate museum.
The museum is a fireproof building that displays furniture, weapons and documents from the era.
The Ford Mansions is a very well renovated building that gives us a nice glimpse at real life during the war. The guide did a great job taking us through the various floors and rooms. Most of the house is original to the era.
This is an important place to visit.

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