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fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, tennis, volleyball, sports field, nature trails, nearby golf course and more.

Doubletree Hotel Princeton has over 8,000 square feet of versatile meeting and banquet space that can accommo- date conferences, seminars and social events. Its redesigned meeting space is pillar free and all meeting rooms except the ballroom boast natural lighting. In addition to these offerings, the hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool.

Grounds For Sculpture offers a variety of meeting and event spaces in the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, a versatile contemporary facility suitable for retreats, meetings, corporate and private events. The simplicity of its design is accentuated by a picturesque view of the sculpture park and the large-scale sculptures indoors that lend a sophisticated muse- um ambience. The Main Event Space and two smaller meeting rooms open to outdoor terraces designed for cocktail receptions and conversation.

Grounds For Sculpture’s charming restaurant, Rat’s, conceived as part of sculptor Seward Johnson’s vision, is designed to make visitors feel they have stepped into a village reminiscent of French impressionist Claude Monet's beloved town of Giverny. Overlooking sculptures inspired by Impressionist paintings, and a lily pond and bridge inspired by the works of Monet, Rat’s offers dining and a lovely complement to the Grounds For Sculpture experience.

Educational programs designed for cor- porate and private groups are available. Programs include a sculpture hunt in the park, art workshops and guided tours.

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Grounds For Sculpture offers a 35-acre sculpture park with two museum build- ings on the site of the former NJ State Fairgrounds. Its beautifully landscaped grounds and historic renovated buildings feature changing exhibitions of contem- porary sculpture. Weekend tours are available throughout the year as docents are available and weather permitting.

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Chartered in 1746, Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the U.S. As a research university, Princeton is distinc- tive in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. The faculty includes recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics, literature, economic sciences and medicine.

Princeton University Museum of Historic Art at McCormick Hall on the university’s main campus was erected in 1889, and later established by Allan Marquand as a teaching museum to complement the department’s curriculum. Its collection ranges from ancient to contemporary and includes pre- Columbian artifacts, Italian 17th-century paintings and drawings, a window from Chartres Cathedral, sculp- tures from the Sung Dynasty, and 20th- century paintings and photographs.

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts is designed to put creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience. This mission is based on the conviction that exposure to the arts, particularly to the experience of producing art, helps us to make sense of our own life and the lives of our neigh- bors. The Lewis Center for the Arts’ range of programs integrate the creative and performing arts into a broad liberal arts education.

Delaware-Raritan Canal State Park stretches 74 miles along the Delaware and Raritan Canal, and is a great place to go fishing or canoeing. Its towpath is ideal for jogging and bicycling, as well.

Mercer County Park encompasses over 2,500 acres covering areas of the Townships of West Windsor, Hamilton and Lawrence. The park has year-round facilities for all ages and includes an ath- letic complex, softball and soccer fields, golf, championship baseball parks, 26 outdoor tennis courts, 18 basketball half- courts, an ice skating center, Bark Park for large and small dogs, a newly reno- vated boat house available for rental, and Grandparents Grove, a secluded lakeside area created by the Park Commission for the enjoyment of aging county residents.

McCarter Theatre Center was built in 1929 and remains one of the most active

cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances each year.

Within a ten acre square in the heart of Princeton, Edgar Palmer presided over the ground-breaking of Palmer Square in 1936. Today it is a Colonial-type village across Nassau Street from Princeton University offering a variety of shops and restaurants in keeping with his vision for the site.

The Princeton Region is home to twelve National Historic Districts and forty-eight historic sites, according to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Historic Districts include the Delaware and Raritan Canal, Princeton Battlefield State Park, Princeton Historic District as well as the Lake Carnegie Historic District, the Jugtown Historic District in Princeton and others. Listed historic places include Washington Crossing State Park, Nassau Hall, Morven Museum and Garden, Drumthwacket, as well as Princeton University’s Prospect House, the Anderson-Capner House and the Albert Einstein House.


Situated along the Delaware River, Lambertville is home to Victorian houses, historic homes and restored public build- ings that house shops, art galleries, antique stores, inns and restaurants.

Here, the Inn at Lambertville Station offers 45 recently restyled rooms with amenities such as free high-speed wire- less Internet and suites with fireplaces. Its 150-seat Riverside Ballroom is an ideal setting for banquets and social events. In addition, the inn is home to the Lambertville Station restaurant, a popular and acclaimed local dining destination.

Located in the heart of Lambertville, the 26-room Lambertville House is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning National Historic Inn. Offering numerous in-room amenities, guests can enjoy wireless Internet, fireplaces, state-of-the-art con- ference facilities, and the Left Bank cock- tail lounge.

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