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Round up the Kids, Get to Wild West City – Daily Day Trip

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Get the full American frontier experience right here in New Jersey at Wild West City.


Best NJ Day Trips: Wild West City ( West City is stockpiled with activities and 22 live-action shows to keep your family entertained for the whole day.

The live-action shows like the Cowboy Competition, the Can-Can Girls and the Bullwhips Demonstration are incredible. Kids become part of the action during the Stage-Coach Hold-Up and the Big Bank Hold-Up as they help the sheriff hunt down the robbers.  See a full schedule of daily shows here.

Spend some time with the animals at the Barnyard Zoo and pet sheep, billy goats, meet Sno-Ball the pony and more.

Stop by Egan’s Mine #1 and pan for gold just like the forty-niners did during the gold rush out west. A sluice runs thick with dirt and hidden bits of “gold.”

Don’t forget to check out the Stage Coach Ride, it takes you down Main Street 1880 in a real horse-drawn carriage.


Wild West City is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The park is open daily from June 18 to Labor Day and weekends only from Labor Day to Columbus Day.

Admission costs $14.25 for adults, $12.75 for kids age 2 to 11 and $11 for senior citizens. Stage Coach rides, train rides, pony rides and mini-golf costs $3 per person.

Wild West City admission includes live-action shows, living history exhibits, access to all museum exhibits, a tour of the barnyard and zoo, panning for gold activities and parking.

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