Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Along with top ranked academics and cultural diversity, one of the biggest benefits to Rowan University is its location to major cities and attractions. For any student looking to enjoy a great day trip, fun night out, or weekend retreat, check out this list of favorite things to do in and around the Glassboro, NJ Area!


Philadelphia Museum of Art
A crown jewel of Philadelphia, the museum offers world class Renaissance, Impressionist and Contemporary art and sculpture. Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art Website or call (215) 763-8100 for any questions about events, galleries, or tours.

The Barnes Foundation
Known as one of the greatest private collections of post impressionist and modern art, Barnes has over 3,000 pieces of art from masters like Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and many more. Ticket can be purchased through The Barnes website or by calling (215) 278-7200.

Philadelphia Zoo
America's first zoo, this 42 acre garden houses over 1,300 rare and endangered animals. For tickets, please visit the Philadelphia Zoo website.

South Street
Arts, entertainment, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, and much more! Philadelphia's South Street is a one stop shop for a true taste of Philly nightlife.

Reading Terminal
Reading Terminal blends Philadelphia original eateries with vendors who offer locally grown produce, top quality meats, cheeses, and fish. From sweets to savory and everything in between, Reading Terminal is a great way to taste your way through Philly.

Citizens Bank Park
Part of Philadelphia's sports complex, "The Bank" is the official home of the Philadelphia Phillies. No better place to spend a nice day than at the ball park with a hot dog! Visit the Citizens Bank Park website for ticket info.

Independence Hall
For a historical perspective on how the United States began, Independence Hall is open 365 days a year and offers full access to the rooms where the Declaration of Independence was signed. View the Independence Hall Historical Park website for tour info, ticket prices, and more.

Atlantic and Ocean City

Atlantic City Beaches and Boardwalk
Home to some of the hottest beaches, at the A.C Beaches and Boards you can find surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, and many other summer activities. 

Ocean City Beaches and Boardwalk
From beaches and biking to boating, marinas, and boardwalks, Ocean City is a great place to spend a day or weekend to get away from it all. 

New York City

Central Park
The nation's first public park, Central Park is the most famous park in the country through its offerings of sculpture, flower gardens, secret pools, and natural beauty. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A prize of New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, conserves and showcases significant pieces of art spanning across a multitude of cultures, timelines, and locations. For more admission information please visit the MMA website or call (212) 535-7710 

Known for internationally renowned theater performances, New York's Broadway has a musical, play, or performance for any interest or group!

Rockefeller Center
A National historic landmark in Midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center has iconic attractions such as Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios, the Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller, Observation Decks, shopping, and more. 

Empire State Building
Located at the center of Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building will give you a 360 degree view of all of New York City from 102 floors high! For schedules, events, and tours please visit the Empire State Building website.

Washington D.C..

White House Tour
There are many types of White House tours open to the public including the East Wing and the main White House Residence. For those lucky few, you may even be lucky enough to tour the famous West Wing. For tour information please visit the White House website.

National Gallery of Art
An unprecedented amount of priceless art spanning two buildings and a sculpture garden, the National Gallery of Art showcases pieces from such artists as Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Blake, Monet, and many more. 

Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool
From the Gettysburg Address to the Emancipation Proclamation to helping the Northern and Southern parts of the country unify under one flag, few Presidents have had the impact on a nation like Abraham Lincoln. For tour information of his memorial please visit the Lincoln Memorial website.

Library of Congress
The largest library in the world, the Library of Congress has millions of books, recordings, maps, and manuscripts showcasing over 450 languages.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Worlds largest museum of aviation and space artifacts, the museum has two distinct buildings that showcase exhibits such as the Apollo missions, Aerobatic Flight, Exploration of the Universe, and all other wartime (and non-wartime) planes, mechanics, rockets, and more. For more information, please visit the National Air and Space Museum website.