Millville's Great Attractions ... Something for Everyone
WHEATON ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America. Located in Millville, center of the nation’s first glass industry, the Museum is one of only 8 museums in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
THE MILLVILLE ARMY AIR FIELD MUSEUM
The Millville Army Air Museum was dedicated in 1941 as "America's First Defense Airport. Over 10,000 men and women served here and more than 1,500 pilots received advanced fighter training. The museum is dedicated to the 14 pilots who died while in training here, in service to their Country. CALL 856-327-2347 FOR HOURS OF OPERATION.
To schedule a group tour, call Lisa Jester at 856.327.2347. Combination group tours may also be arranged to include the N.J. Academy of Aviation Sciences, Big Sky Aviation and the FAA, in addition to the museum.
THE GLASSTOWN ARTS DISTRICT
The Holly City of Millville has transformed a part of its downtown area into the Glasstown Center Arts District. The new district encourages craftspeople to settle into the area to practice and perform their art, and to make it available to residents and visitors. Situated between the downtown thoroughfare and the nearby Maurice River, the district comprises a rich variety of art studios and galleries, artists' residences and other 'creatively interesting' businesses. Rounding out the attractions in the district are retail outlet stores, restaurants, antique shops, and an arts and pottery school established by the local college. CALL 856-293-0556 FOR MORE INFORMATION
NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes two world-class road courses, Thunderbolt and Lightning Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S. - Tempest Raceway, 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, real estate development opportunities, and a clubhouse with a bar/restaurant and built-in pool. NJMP continues to elevate its commercial and private real estate development including: The Villas at Breighton, private garage condominiums: Exotic Car Garages, and NJMP Speedplex featuring performance/automotive services and more.
THE LEVOY THEATRE
The Levoy Theatre is an operational performing arts center located in downtown Millville, in the heart of the Arts District.
THE MAURICE RIVER BICYCLE AND WALKING TRAIL
The Maurice River Bicycle and Walking Trail (est. 2005) is located in downtown Millville in Cumberland County, New Jersey. This trail is surrounded by preserved forests, wetlands, and riverine habitats. The river and trail offer a great opportunity for walking, biking, nature viewing, and paddling. Riverview and Waltman Parks are located at either end of the trail and provide recreational facilities for the whole family, including playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball fields, and a picnic area.
MAURICE RIVER CRUISES
The Maurice River The beautiful Maurice River begins at Union Lake in Millville NJ and empties out in the Delaware River 25 miles later. The river has been declared "Wild and Scenic" which protects it from commercialism and development. On the cruise you will see gorgeous meadows, wild rice, lots of wildlife, and the only working diked farm left in New Jersey. Both dock and boat are handicapped accessible.
The cruise is two hours and the costs are:
Children over 5 are $10.00
Children under 5 are free.