Doo Wop Experience Museum

4500 Ocean Ave.
Wildwood, NJ 08260- Map It
(609) 523-1958

AAA Editor Notes

Doo Wop Experience Museum is at 4500 Ocean Ave. at Burk Ave. and across from the convention center. The Wildwoods, a refurbished Surfside restaurant from the 1960s, is said to contain the country's largest collection of mid-century resort architecture. The museum features 1950s and '60s furniture and household items, a diner interior, jukebox and reference books designed to reflect what it was like during the period when Doo-Wop architecture and motels were in their heyday. Short videos and a video board display make up the I-Wall, an interactive exhibit about the area and its motels. A neon sign garden showcases restored motel and restaurant signs. An optional 90-minute bus tour carries guests to various Doo-Wop locations nearby. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Free. Guided bus tour $12; $6 (ages 0-12). Cash only.
Hours: Museum Tues. and Thurs. 3-9, Wed. and Fri. 3-8, Sat.-Sat. 9-9, May-Sept.; by appointment rest of year. Guided 90-minute tours depart Tues. and Thurs. 8 p.m., mid-June to early Sept.; otherwise by group reservation only. Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.