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Phillipsburg (New Jersey)

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Phillipsburg is an urban town in northwest New Jersey. It is officially part of the Skylands region of New Jersey. It can also be considered part of the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania since it is so close to the city Easton.

Phillipsburg was once a transportation hub, with five train lines and 3 canals coming together. The canal arch of the Morris Canal can be seen when traveling down the river on canoe, kayak or raft.

The town is currently an Urban Enterprise Zone and many improvements are underway to bring back the town. Visitors are greeted by a unique and stunning architecture on South Main Street.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Interstate 78 or Route 22.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

US Route 22 (Memorial Parkway) is the main thoroughfare, along with Interstate 78. Main Street runs through the downtown area.

By taxi[edit]

  • Akab Taxi & Transportation Services, (908) 454-3240.

By bus[edit]

Bus services are provided by NJ Transit. On the Pennsylvania side, LANTA provides mass transit services.

See[edit][add listing]

  • New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center located on South Main Street, at the Phillipsburg Union Station - formerly the passenger station stop for the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. View artifacts, maps, photos, memorabilia, model of the future New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center & souvenirs.
  • Phillipsburg Rail Road Historian. Dedicated to preserving the railroad history of Warren County and surrounding areas, features the world-famous Centerville and Southwestern miniature train ride several times a year.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Delaware River Train Excursion - excursions along the Delaware River aboard an historic steam train, the Bel Del.
  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, 3830 Dorney Park Road, +1 610 395-3724, [1]. Located on the west end of Hamilton Boulevard near Interstate 78, this popular amusement park and water park is home to at least six world-class roller coasters, including the 200 foot tall Steel Force, multi-looping coasters Talon and Hydra: The Revenge, and antique wooden roller coaster Thunderhawk. The park is open from early May to the end of October, and the waterpark is open from late May to early September. During the times that the waterpark is open, waterpark admission is included in the price of admission to the regular park, and guests can move freely back and forth between the two interconnected parks.  edit
  • Lazy River Outpost - rent a tube, raft, kayak or canoe and take a trip down the Delaware River. Ecotrips available also if you love nature.
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The AAA-level minor league team of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies plays in Coca-Cola Park in neighboring Allentown. Tickets: (610) 841-PIGS.[2].
  • Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles hold their twice-a-day summer training camp practices each July and August at Lehigh University in neighboring Bethlehem.[3]. Attendance is free.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Downtown Phillipsburg
  • Phillipsburg Mall: Kohl's, H&M, Sears, Bon-Ton, Old Navy.
  • Other Shopping centers on Route 22: Big Lots, Target, Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot, and others.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Joe's Steak Shop, 274 S. Main St., +1 908 454-9545, [4]. Tue-Sat 10:30am-10:30pm, Sun 10:30am-9:30pm, closed Monday.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Phillipsburg Inn, 1311 Memorial Pkwy. (US-22 West), +1 908 454-6461‎, [5]. $80.  edit

Stay Safe[edit]

Contact[edit]

Phillipsburg's area code is 908. Area codes in Allentown are 610, 484, and 835.

Get out[edit]


Routes through Phillipsburg
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