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Old 08-18-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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why does PA have so many kids attractions ( kids parks , kids water play , food factory tours etc )?
as compared to that NJ NY doesnt have many .

is it due to government incentive or location or some other reason .
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Short answer is that Pennsylvania went big into promoting tourism when industries started collapsing forty plus years ago.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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When it comes to tourism, New Jersey is all in on the Jersey shore. PA obviously does not have a shoreline so that is why you would see other types of attractions throughout the state.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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They also have a lot more space.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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They also have a lot more space.
... and, in most cases, land values are far lower in PA than in most of NJ.
Many/most of those kiddie attractions function for only a few months per year. If you were going to build a facility that wouldn't be operating 12 months per year, why would you do it in our highly congested state where there is much less open space, and where the land costs a whole heap more than in neighboring PA?

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Old 08-19-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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New Jersey has a lot, its just located down the shore or in south jersey.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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why does PA have so many kids attractions ( kids parks , kids water play , food factory tours etc )?
as compared to that NJ NY doesnt have many .

is it due to government incentive or location or some other reason .
Pennsylvania has so much land to even hold all these things. In NJ, if we had a combination or had at least one PA tourist place like Hershey Park, Dorney Park, etc., it would cause more traffic problems, people would complain that too much traffic is flowing through their peaceful neighborhoods, the parks would eat up even more land. NJ finds stupid excuses to kill every patch of woods to build condo and townhouse developments and at least that is better than killing wilderness to build some tourist place that will affect people living in a peaceful area. NJ's tourist areas are not scattered, because like another user mentioned, the tourism is all on the Jersey Shore. I feel like PA "throws" tourist traps on the map just like how NJ "threw" the useless city of Paterson on the map. Well I shouldn't say tourist traps, because PA's touristy things are amazing.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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Because when N.J. tries to create children’s attractions, we get Action Park.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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New Jersey has a lot, its just located down the shore or in south jersey.
Used to have Jungle Habitat in West Milford and Action Park in Sussex County, but both are gone now.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Used to have Jungle Habitat in West Milford and Action Park in Sussex County, but both are gone now.
Didn’t Action Park become Mountain Creek or is my memory failing me?
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