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Fun Fact #13

The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.

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New Jersey

In New Jersey, Historic Route 1 is a celebration of the economic engine that helped America rise to greatness. Look out your window and watch an array of shipping yards, factories, warehouses, and retail centers roll by. The view is especially cool from the Pulaski Skyway, which offers amazing vistas of Manhattan's skyline.

But the drive doesn't lack for culture or diversions. Along the way, you'll pass Princeton University and Rutgers University. Once you reach Jersey City, indulge in a variety of shopping, dining, and museums. Liberty State Park's open spaces, walkways, and picnic areas provide inspiring views of Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and New York Harbor. Or you can spend a day at the Liberty Science Center for live science demonstrations, exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to skyscrapers, and the nation's largest IMAX Dome Theater.

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