Explore Things to Do in West Orange

Close to the Zoo, Museums & More

While The Wilshire Grand Hotel is located on a busy street in a suburban neighborhood in West Orange, NJ, the wooded area behind our hotel makes us feel like a secluded, relaxing accommodation. From here, it’s just moments to many popular attractions and things to do in Essex County. Our hotel staff will be happy to recommend great places to visit and fun things to experience both near the hotel and throughout West Orange.

Turtle Back Zoo

Opening in 1963, this beloved zoo continues to offer wildlife education and conservation to the region. With its wide variety of spectacular exhibits, shows and opportunities to interact with amazing animals, this zoo is an attraction that shouldn’t be missed.

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Thomas Edison Museum

Go back in time and see the actual place where one of America’s greatest inventors made his amazing visions come to life. Take a tour to discover Thomas Edison’s many contributions that still impact our world today. 

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AMC Dine In Movie Theater

Relax and enjoy a great movie while satisfying your appetite for delicious food and refreshing drinks. It’s the perfect way to catch terrific films and delight in a scrumptious meal at the same time. 

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Treetop Adventure Course

Looking for aerial excitement? Then be sure to experience this challenging obstacle course that’s fun for the whole family. 

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Eagle Rock Reservation

If you love to hike, then this beautiful site needs to be at the top of your itinerary. Stunning trails and footpaths will give you a fantastic view of all the natural surroundings in the area. 

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Montclair Art Museum

Offering a rich collection of American and Native American art, this museum contains diverse exhibits to appeal to all tastes and styles. You’re sure to be inspired by the artwork that connects American history to generations of creative expression. 

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