What to do and see in Stanhope, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 30, 2017 Diedre Savory

Stanhope is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,610, reflecting an increase of 26 (+0.7%) from the 3,584 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 191 (+5.6%) from the 3,393 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Stanhope

1. Wild West City

50 Lackawanna Dr, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3108 +1 973-347-8900
Excellent
33%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 172 reviews

Wild West City

Wild West City is a replica of Dodge City, Kansas in the late 1800's. We feature 22 different live action shows. In addition to the shows guests can browse the shops and museums, visit our barnyard zoo or pan for gold. Sit a spell with the Mountainman, Schoolmarm, Blacksmith or Chuckwagon Camp Cook. A train ride, stagecoach ride or pony ride also available.

Reviewed By msdeke - New Rochelle, New York

This place is great if you have a little boy/ girl at home who loves Cowboys. Ours are both under 9 and they loved it. It's a little expensive but the authenticity of everything is great. The staff are all very nice and hospitable too! The shows are neat. Advice: Go on the train after the great bank robbery. Visit the mountain man and school earlier in the day. Try to get there by 11:00 when it opens so you don't miss any of the shows.

2. Pax Amicus Castle Theatre

23 Lake Shore Dr, Budd Lake, NJ 07828-2723 +1 973-691-2100
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Pax Amicus Castle Theatre

Reviewed By sandytoes64 - Stillwater, New Jersey

This theatre house continues to produce wonderful, fun filled shows for all ages. The intimacy of this small theatre makes every seat in the house a great one!

3. Scranberry Coop Antiques

42 Main St, Andover, NJ 07821-4515 +1 973-786-6414
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Scranberry Coop Antiques

Reviewed By LYDIA L - Bergenfield, New Jersey

It was a rainy Saturday and we decided to do some antiquing in a quaint little town called Andover, New Jersey. It's about 50 minutes from our home and it was a pretty ride. The Scranberry Coop doesn't look like much on the outside, but walk through the doors, and you, dear reader, are in a Brower's Paradise.
Made up of dozens and dozens of rented spaces, you will find things you are looking for...and things you had no idea until this very moment you needed in your life.
I can't list everything they have; that would be impossible, but suffice it to say that whatever period or era you are interested in, whatever you collect, or are thinking of collecting, you will find something here.
Value-wise, we didn't see anything that was outlandishly priced. We did, however, see differences in pricing, let's say, for vintage bar trays with old beer logos on them. So, one booth would offer them for $12, another for $15, but you have to keep in mind discounts for cash (50%, 20%) and do your little simple calculations.
We found outrageous deals on things we weren't exactly looking for, but fell our way, so we figured fate played her hand.
I have to point out that prices are clearly marked on every item, and that's a very good thing.
The Vintage 1950s Sunbeam Mixmaster I was watching on ebay for $89? Got it for $20. So what if it didn't have the juicer...I got THAT piece on ebay before I left the building for $6.
Mid Century Modern lamps? We weren't looking for them, but damn, there they were, 2 for $60. With the cash discount, we paid $24 each. Christmas linens, old recipe boxes, that ceramic Christmas tree I have wanted forever...
We spent 4 hours strolling and looking...and filling the huge front counter and the little cubby basket in the front with our treasures .
And the best part? You do it on your own. The people who rent the booths aren't there to breathe down your neck constantly questioning.
That is one of the very very best things about Scranberry Coop.
So, go. Be nice to the ladies who run the place; they will happily plug stuff in for you to make sure it works.
My husband and I can't wait to return for some serious holiday shopping.

4. Lake Hopatcong Cruises

37 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Lake Hopatcong Cruises

Lake Hopatcong Cruises has one boat in the fleet - the beautiful Miss Lotta. Miss Lotta was brought to Lake Hopatcong and was completely refurbished during the winter of 2013-14. Thoughtful renovation brought Miss Lotta a much needed facelift in addition to state of the art improvements such as HD TVs in the main cabin, a sound system, stabilizing units, air conditioning, refurbished heads and a covered upper deck. Miss Lotta has a regular schedule of cruises throughout out the season. Cruise options range from yoga, brunch, dinner, cocktail, historical and a variety of seasonal cruises and special events such as Football cruises, Octoberfest and July 4th to name a few. Miss Lotta is also available for private events for groups not exceeding 40 people. Miss Lotta offers buffet style food and a full bar to customers. Catering is often supplied by LHC's sister company - Alice's restaurant - however we welcome private parties to bring their own caterer or choose from many other restaurants we have relationships with. Our staff is professionally trained and attentive.

Reviewed By patsarah - NJ

The staff were extremely friendly. The tour around the lake was great. We went on the 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day specialty tour, which was fun and festive.
One of our guests is a wheelchair-user and was able to board and access the lower level with no problem.
The bottom is enclosed so it was a comfortable temperature. The top level is open air, but the roof covering protected us from a short rain shower. We even saw a rainbow!
When we left the parking lot, an eagle flew overhead. All in all a lovely trip.

5. Sun High Orchards

19 Canfield Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869-1825 +1 973-584-4734
Excellent
68%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Sun High Orchards

Reviewed By rtteacher1 - Long Valley, New Jersey

Phil the owner takes exceptional pride in the fruits and vegetables that he grows. He grows outstanding varieties of peaches, apples and nectarines. As one variety matures on the trees he'll pick it at the height of freshness and put it out for sale.
In addition his staff is outstanding, always polite, willing to help and very knowledgeable.
I don't believe there's a better place to find fresh fruits and vegetables in Morris County

6. The Growing Stage

Historic Palace Theatre, 7 Ledgewood Avenue, Route 183, Netcong, NJ 07857 +1 973-347-4946
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

The Growing Stage

The Growing Stage-The Children's Theatre of New Jersey is a non-profit professional performing arts center dedicated to theatre for young audiences. A member theatre of the Association of Actor's Equity, we provide opportunity for all to learn and grow through participation in the arts.

Reviewed By LittleItalyNj - Netcong, New Jersey

I attended a children's performance this evening at the Growing Stage Theatre. What a delight! This historic theatre was recently restored and is now in full operation. Seasonal shows are planned and I can't wait to go to the next one. Hats off to the...MoreThank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again!

7. Haunted Scarehouse

105 W Dewey Ave, Building A Door 3, Wharton, NJ 07885-1640 +1 862-244-4454
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Haunted Scarehouse

Reviewed By DilSa S

Loved it the line was short, they take a picture of your group, before u enter the haunted scare house. staff are very friendly, it was 18 of us, we had a blast, its scary, my hubby kept jumping . They charge u $5 dollars to e-mail you the pics if you wanna buy. They sell treats also. We had a good night. Will recommend this place.

8. Circle Bowl & Entertainment

1113 US Highway 46, In the shopping center., Ledgewood, NJ 07852-9704 +1 973-584-8600
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
17%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Circle Bowl & Entertainment

Circle Bowl & Entertainment is one of the finest independently owned bowling and family entertainment centers in the country. We own and operate a modern, clean, family friendly bowling and entertainment center located in Ledgewood. Our mission is to provide a top quality bowling and entertainment experience so that our guests and their families will return again and again. We provide top notch bowling, quality activities such as rock climbing, laser tag, full arcade and events along with exceptional service and personal attention to our guests.

Reviewed By MS64 - New Jersey

Rented the VIP room for my husband's birthday and it was the perfect venue for our group.

VIP room has 5 bowling lanes, a pool table, private bar, private bathrooms and big screen tv's. Plenty of space to move around and keep yourself entertained. It is quiet and away from the regular bowling area.

Jodi (event coordinator) was wonderful to work with. Frank our bartender was attentive and a super nice guy. When folks weren't ordering he doubled as a clean up crew. We ordered appetizers and pies from the catering menu. They were fine. Better than normal bowling food, but definitely not "high end".

On the opposite end of the building (not private) is a game room which was packed, but allowed our guests with kids to "win a prize".

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for space to mix, mingle, do fun things and be treated well.

9. Czig Meister Brewing Company

106 Valentine St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2156 +1 908-651-5492
Excellent
66%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Czig Meister Brewing Company

Reviewed By RWMLongValley_NJ - Long Valley, NJ

You have a wide variety of small barrel craftbeer to choose from and enjoy either inside or in the beer garden. They don't serve
food but have an arrangement with seven restaurants that deliver here. Their beers are refreshing and the pricing is fair. Give Czig a try!

10. Ort Farms

25 Bartley Rd, Reopen in March, Long Valley, NJ 07853-3154 +1 908-876-3351
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Ort Farms

Reviewed By E2821WKpaulp - Boonton township

We were looking for something to do it was early July and decided on going peach picking since my one son and wife had never gone peach picking before. We found Orts and have been back 2 more times since. We took chose to do the hose drawn wagon ride out of the orchard so we wouldn't have to carry the bags of peaches we were about to pick. Good choice !!! Plenty of trees to pick from ( no pun there) I never knew that there were more then yellow peaches but I found out that day. We had a great time just walking between the trees on a beautiful day wasn't to hot and was a cool breeze as it looked like a massive T-storm was fast approaching. We finished filling up our 3 bags and caught the wagon back in. we bought some pies and hard cider along with some sparkling cider for the boys. We had a great day beat the T-storm and headed home with a huge cashe of peaches that my wife would turn into some peach crisp that were soooo good.

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