The 10 Best Things to Do in Clifton, United States

December 10, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,136, retaining its position as the state's 11th-largest municipality, as the population increased by 5,464 (+6.9%) from the 78,672 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,930 (+9.7%) from the 71,742 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Clifton

1. Presby Iris Gardens

474 Upper Mountain Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1523 +1 973-783-5974
Excellent
73%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Presby Iris Gardens

Reviewed By Marc S - Randolph, New Jersey

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is a remarkable garden, with over 10,000 irises, 1,500 varieties and over 100,000 blooms over the entire season. Like any other garden, it makes sense to inquire about the stage of the bloom. Visiting the garden in late May, we still saw many beautiful irises. However the majority of viewed irises looked well past their prime.

Parking is available on the street, and I am sure it can sometimes be challenging. We easily found a spot. Importantly be sure to check the weather. Overcast skies with little or no wind will help with your photography.

2. Gun For Hire

1267 McBride Ave, 14 miles from NYC, Woodland Park, NJ 07424-2541 +1 888-486-3674
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 74 reviews

Gun For Hire

Want to shoot? Just stop in! We have everything you need. Just bring your ID. We have earned a 6 star rating and have been voted NJ's Best of the Best of the Best. We have 19 indoor ports both 25 and 50 yard, over 120 guns for rent, comfortable lounge, indoor gourmet cafe and an incomparable family environment. 8 years old and up can shoot! Free to watch with several shooting packages available.

Reviewed By featherdiane - Bloomfield, New Jersey

Gun For Hire is our favorite shooting range. The place is clean, well organized, and safe. Great place for any level of comfort. My husband is far more experienced than I am, but I would feel comfortable going here on my own. Everyone I've come in contact with is knowledgeable and helpful.

3. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424 +1 973-655-2378
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

Reviewed By RoadLessTravelledNJ - Trenton, New Jersey

On a beautiful weekend afternoon, we travelled up to Montclair University to visit the Yogi Berra Museum. We are not baseball fans, and only found out about this museum through a Groupon. We were definitely NOT disappointed.
There is dedicated free museum parking available across from the museum. The museum is the building in front of the Yogi Berra Stadium, which was open the day we visited. We were able to see athletes warming up on the cozy field, choose our stadium seats, check out the picnic area.
Inside the museum, there is a Yogi Berra timeline that follows an American History timeline. The cases were filled with memorabilia from Yogi Berra's life, and from baseball in general. There were opportunities to press buttons for interactive videos, sit in antique stadium seats, purchase new merchandise. There is even a theater that looks like a ball field.

4. Sharky's Wings & Raw Bar

545 Highland Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-3635 +1 973-473-0713
Excellent
40%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Sharky's Wings & Raw Bar

Reviewed By Jeffrey M - Clifton, New Jersey

Grrrreat Wings - done EXACTLY as requested, raucous - but friendly - crowd, many sports TVs, in short: atmosphere, atmosphere, 

atmosphere ......  everything you'd want - and hope for - in a neighborhood Dive Bar.   Can't wait to go back for the Raw Bar and seafood which will be very soon based on this happy, Friday afternoon experience

5. Brookdale Park

Watchung Avenue, Park Borders Bloomfield and Montclair, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 +1 973-268-3500
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Brookdale Park

Reviewed By jfdunphy1

Summer concert series in progress again. Local residents appreciate the high quality upgrade on track, football/soccer field and so on. Rose garden and archery facilities maintained by clubs. And there is a dog park. Well used park.

6. Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

72 McBride Ave Extension, Paterson, NJ 07501-2660 +1 973-523-0370
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
8%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 322 reviews

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

The history of the City of Paterson includes its beginnings as the ambitious project of Alexander Hamilton and the Society for Establishing Useful Manufacturers (S.U.M.) in 1792 at the Great Falls, the early development of water power systems for industrial use, and the various types of manufacturing that occurred in the District's mills into the 20th Century. These included cotton fabrics, railroad locomotives, textile machinery, jute, and silk spinning, weaving, and dyeing, among many others. The Great Falls also represents compelling stories of the lives of immigrants who labored in the mills, those who owned and operated manufacturing concerns and became wealthy, and the quest of laborers and the labor movement for better working conditions and pay. Immigrants still settle today in Paterson to pursue their versions of Hamilton's vision, creating a diverse and vibrant culture.

Reviewed By riggi5 - Wayne, New Jersey

First time I visited the Falls was last year and I was pleasantly surprised. However, there was litter scattered about and the garbage baskets were overflowing. I don’t know if there are food carts, bathroom facilities or on site maintenance in the park but that may boost visitor attendance.

7. Medieval Times

149 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071-3601 +1 888-935-6878
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 584 reviews

Medieval Times

Chivalry, Rivalry, Revelry THE #1 DINNER ATTRACTION IN NORTH AMERICA Travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and a tale of devotion, courage and love—at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Imagine the pageantry and excitement that would have been yours as a guest of the royal court ten centuries ago. That’s exactly what you will experience at North America’s most popular dinner attraction. See our electrifying show featuring heroic knights on spirited horses displaying the astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a “hands-on” feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you. A sweeping musical score and brilliant lights provide a fabulous backdrop for this spellbinding experience that blurs the boundary between fairy tale and spectacle!

Reviewed By Mike G

Entertaining for the adults, 9yo and 14yo boys really enjoyed it and want to know when we can go again. Amazingly they can serve 1/2 roasted chickens to a crowd of 1,000 and have it be crispy, succulent and piping hot. We were quite impressed...MoreHello Mike G., We're glad to hear you and your group had an amazing time at our castle with her Majesty the Queen. Thank you for choosing Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you all again soon.

8. Brighton Asylum

2 Brighton Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055-2071 +1 201-716-2827
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Brighton Asylum

Brighton Asylum is New Jersey's #1 haunted house and escape rooms. Featured on The Today Show, Cake Boss, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, News 12, Fox News and countless media across the country.

Reviewed By Lou F - Parsippany, New Jersey

I love Halloween and I purchase the Magazines, Haunt Books and Apps that point you in the right direction with Haunted Attractions. For years they have pointed to Brighton Asylum and for years I have watched this Asylum grow and get better. 2016 was the best ever. They have so many different elements that make great attraction. The lines can get long, but you meet a lot of interesting people on line. Great Job Brighton, I look forward to what you will do in 2017.

9. Lambert Castle

3 Valley Rd, Paterson, NJ 07503-2932 +1 973-247-0085
Excellent
38%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Lambert Castle

Reviewed By travelgalAvon - Avon, Connecticut

Nasty older lady at the front desk seemed bothered we were there.
$5 entrance fee for a self guided tour, A mishmash of art work, sculptures, furnishings and historical displays. The architecture of the home is stunning but there was no one to discuss this with.
The NY city skyline "view"?? Maybe if you were sitting on the roof. The trees have grown so large they obstruct a clear view so "peek-a boo" would be a more appropriate term
The grounds seem popular with wedding photographers as there were three there during our visit...but the very small court yards were underwhelming and without the city view as a backdrop (now that would be stunning) why bother?

10. Yogi Berra Stadium

27 Clove Rd, Montclair State University, Little Falls, NJ 07424-2101 +1 973-746-7434
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Yogi Berra Stadium

Reviewed By LWL3333 - Ridgewood, New Jersey

We dropped into this relatively new baseball stadium named for local Yankees legend, Yogi Berra, which we were on the campus of Montclair State University to visit the next-door museum dedicated to Yogi. The stadium is just a nicely kept normal minor league stadium, but what impressed me most was that the bleachers have backrests attached! To me, after all the ball games I've attend and ended up with a sore back, this was a brilliant invention and addition!

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