Jackson has enough attractions to keep the whole family busy all year round. The Jackson Jungle is a community playground built by and for the families of Jackson. It features 18,000 square feet of mazes, tunnels, swings, monkey bars and slides. The Jackson Museum, which is also known as the Prospertown Schoolhouse, is a 150-year-old schoolhouse. It exhibits artifacts of Jackson's past grist mills and cranberry bogs, and a rotating art exhibit.
Just down the street from Six Flags Great Adventure is Jackson's huge outlet complex. Over 70 factory direct outlets with famous name brand merchandise. You'll find everything from designer clothes and accessories to kitchenware and home furnishings. The Jackson skating center is an indoor roller-skating facility that offers lessons, birthday parties, and competitive skating clubs.
Nature abounds in Jackson and there are plenty of facilities that will help you enjoy it. The New Jersey Forest Resource Education Center at Jackson is a 550-acre center located near the headwaters of Toms River. It features the 7.3 mile Project Learning Trail, Outdoor Learning Stations with informational kiosks, and "talking trees." Interpretive Programs are offered free of charge; recreational opportunities include hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Special family forestry events are offered every year during the spring and fall. The John F. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Park is the site of the community-sponsored Therapeutic Park and offers sports fields, tennis courts, fitness trails, and a playground.
Of course, Jackson's Six Flags Great Adventure is a favorite. This amusement park recently launched Kingda Ka, one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters. The Golden Kingdom is also a newer addition welcoming any visitors into its mythical jungle. This section of the park also features Temple of the Tiger, offering an encounter with majestic Bengal Tigers and a dazzling, Broadway-style show and Balin's JungleLand is a favorite for children with five rides and a great play structure.
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