The city however is the largest in New Jersey - don’t forget that New York is actually in New York State. It also has much of interest as it has kept a lot of its old downtown whereas New York has suffered from constant redevelopment. The city was the home of Thomas Edison who moved there to a laboratory to improve on his designs. The building where he lived, together with his laboratory is now a fascinating museum where you get a real sense of how he worked.
Also of great interest is the Newark Museum which is a collection of several museums and galleries including art, a planetarium, a science museum, zoo and the preserved Ballantine House dating from the late 19th century and now a National Historic Landmark.
For those interested in religion and architecture, no trip to Newark would be complete without a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the fourth largest cathedral in America. Its main features are over 200 stained glass windows and the huge bells that ring out daily over the city.
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