Plateau state is the home of peace and tourism with Jos being the capital of Plateau State, Nigeria. Located in the Middle Belt, this beautiful city is popular for its lovely weather, warm people and beautiful landscapes, which combine relaxation, gastronomy and heritage. A lot of the fruits and vegetables grown in Jos are also unique to its environments like apples, strawberries and grapes.
Here is a list of the 10 most visited places In Jos, Plateau State
Jos Wildlife Park
The Jos Wildlife Park features rare and exotic collection of wild animals, reptiles, and birds; it was established in 1972 and extends into the pine forest and the Vongnifwel Hill. There are picnic centres within the park and a history museum that tells the story of the park and state.
The hill is remarkable as the third highest point in Nigeria after Chappal Waddi on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State and Mount Dimlang on the Shebshi Mountains in Adamawa State. The highest points of Shere Hills (Gog & Maggog) lie about 1,829 metres (6,001 feet above sea level). The rocks on the hills are arranged in perfect formation which provides a challenging and fun route for the hiker attempting to reach the hill’s highest point. This terrain has also served as a base camp for military and civilian training. It also offers unrivalled opportunities to mountain climbers and adventure lovers.
Naraguta Leather Works:
If you desire to know the secrets into how animal skin and hides are cured into usable leather for leatherworks, then you must visit the Naraguta Leather Works in Jos. Most leatherworks found in arts and crafts shops and in hotels around country are produced at this place, and it is a place to witness how leatherworks like shoes, slippers, souvenirs, carpets, cushions, and other colourful leather products are made.
Jos Zoological Garden:
This recreational facility has a wide stock of domestic and wildlife animals. It is also a good picnic and picture spot to go to with family and friends.
The famous Jos zoological garden established in 1956 and houses 62 mammals of 25 species, 60 birds of 18 species and 39 reptiles of 9 species on display including birds, chimpanzees, baboons, lions, hyenas, monkeys, crocodiles, tortoise, geese, stork, horses, camel, snake, rabbits, owl, pigeons and varied species of eagles.
Solomon Lar Amusement Park:
Solomon Lar Amusement Park is located right in the heart of the capital. This park is one of the most serene and beautiful tourist attractions in Jos. The tall trees create an ambience of calmness and many people come here for picnics, to relax, meditate and take in the beauty of the surroundings. It is a good picture spot and newlyweds can take advantage of this when taking romantic pictures. It has been used to shoot movies, time and again.
Mees palace is such a lovely place, most especially the water body opposite it, if they can carve out a relaxation center just by the water side, they will be the most sort out for in Jos.
A fun park to be with a big arcade game room, cinema, popcorn outlet, food and meat outlet also.
The resort is located 4km from Jos city. A fantastic scenic environment that offers conference delegates endless fun of boating, swimming, sun bathing, horse riding, sport fishing and indoor games. The resort has what it takes for your leisure and tranquility. Bar and restaurant facilities are available for your added relaxation.
Nigeria’s first museum, the Jos Museum. It has an accumulation of Terra Cotta Sculptures of Nok Culture as its most distinguished features. Enclosed within the same surroundings is the ‘100 Steps to Afizere Settlement,’ a stone-carved staircase that leads to the top of a hill. tourists who wish to have a glimpse of the Jos city centre from the top of the hill also take advantage of the ‘100 steps.
The Meseum also has some of the antiquated vehicles and engines that were either presented to the government of Nigeria or constructed in Nigeria, such as the Locomotive Engine called Dan Zaria in Hausa which was built in 1921 for the Nigeria Railway, an antiquated ford car presented to the Nigerian government by Ford Motor Company, Canada on the occasion of Nigeria’s Independence in 1960.
This picturesque waterfall is located approximately 70 km from Jos, beside the Jos Kagoro road. This waterfall drains water from the Assop River and feeds this to the grasslands and vegetation surrounding its landing. It also drains part of the Jos Plateau. It is an excellent site for taking exquisite, nature-inspired photos because the scenery creates a paradise-like illusion.
From the peak of this rock formation, there is an excellent view of the Wase Town as the rock rises at approximately 250 metres or 800 feet from the plane of the town. The breathtaking view and serenity at the peak of the rock make climbing it worth the while.