Located in southern New Jersey, the township of Mt. Laurel is known for its recreational landmarks and crisp, vibrant autumns. This rural village dates back to the year 1872 and is home to many historical homes. The village was also the home of Alice Paul, a campaigner for women's rights and responsible in part for the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
Parks and Nature Centers
Located in the heart of Mt. Laurel, Laurel Acres (mountlaurel.com) is the city's largest public park and features three major playgrounds. The park also houses a concert hall, a 90-foot championship baseball field and a fishing lake stocked by the New Jersey Department of Fish, Game and Wildlife. Also located in Mt. Laurel, Paws Farm Nature Center (pawsfarm.com) features interactive exhibits and educational displays and houses more than 80 species of birds and other animals. The facility is available for group tours and birthday parties upon request.
Mt. Laurel's Ramblewood Country Club features a challenging parland-style, 27-hole championship golf course. The grounds consist of a red, white and blue course, which varies from wide open golfing areas to tighter, undulating greens. The facility also offers on-site yoga and hosts competitive and charity-related events, challenges and competitions each year. Also located in the heart of Mt. Laurel, Laurel Creek Country Club (laurelcreek.org) boasts an Arnold Palmer-designed 71 par course featuring five tee boxes ranging from 6,911 yards at the tips to 5,222 yards for the forward tees. The course also features a challenging 60-foot, downhill putt. Although a member-owned club, the facility is available to the public for use.
Located nine miles outside of Mt. Laurel, the Ritz Theatre Company (ritztheatreco.org) presents an array of live theatrical performances each season. Past performances include renditions of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and the Broadway show "Cats." The facility also hosts a children's theater geared toward children 12 and under. Located less than three miles from the center of town, the Moorestown Theater Company (moorestowntheatercompany.org) also hosts live performances throughout the year. Performances vary and include a mixture of musical, theatrical and dance performances in a family-oriented environment.
Eight miles from Mt. Laurel in the village of Haddonfield, the Indian King Tavern Museum (levins.com) dates back to the year 1750. The historical landmark and museum is the site in which the colony of New Jersey became a state in the year 1777 and was frequently visited by Dolley Madison. The site is open for public tours year round, free of charge. Located five miles from the city's center in the town of Cherry Hill, the Garden State Discovery Museum (discoverymuseum.com) offers kid-friendly attractions and interactive exhibits designed to help children learn about the natural world that surrounds them. Private classes are also available, and the museum can accommodate groups and private parties.
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