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Lucy the Elephant

9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City

Tour for Two Adults and Optionally Two Children of Lucy the Elephant (24% Off)

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Highlights

Tour the six-story elephant-shaped building, which was built in 1881 and is now on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks

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Cori
12 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 22, 2021
We love visiting Lucy every year!
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Jeanne
75 ratings65 reviews2 photos
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 19, 2021
Great little side trip if you are near Atlantic City. Informative little 1/2 hour tour includes the inside of Lucy's belly as well as her "hoodah" which is on top and outdoors with views of Margate City. Beware of the circular, narrow and steep stairs to get into main part of Lucy as well as the hoodah. Overall, a quick and fun visit.
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Stine
6 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 18, 2021
Friendly staff and very informative.
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Jess
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 15, 2021
Had a nice time. We had never been here before. It's a nice little tour with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. Tickets in general are cheap but I was able to get a family four pack on Groupon for less than $6!!
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Gail
13 ratings9 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 14, 2021
Tour guide Mortimer was very knowledgeable, friendly and informative. Views were amazing. So glad we saw her prior to restoration.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $13 for admission and a tour for two adults ages 13 and up ($17 value)
  • $19 for admission and a tour for two adults and two children ($25 value)

Visitors take a tour of the six-story-high novelty building Lucy the Elephant. On the tour they learn about the elephant-shaped building’s history and unique architecture, as well as climb a spiral staircase up to the howdah on the elephant’s back. There, visitors get a 360-degree glimpse of the shore.

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Read how Lucy the Elephant became a Jersey Shore icon by avoiding its own demise.

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About Lucy the Elephant

In 1881, arriving by water or rail, visitors to the Jersey Shore met a rather startling sight: an elephant, trunk lowered in a feeding position, towering six stories high. The elephant–shaped building, nicknamed "Lucy," was designed to attract prospective real-estate buyers to Margate, New Jersey. The brainchild of the elephant, James V. Lafferty Jr., actually had designed three gigantic elephants, but by 1969, only a derelict Lucy was left. Thanks to the dedicated Save Lucy Committee, which formed in 1970, the landmark—now listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks—reopened in 1974.

Constructed from wood and metal, Lucy weighs 90 tons; her ears each weigh 2,000 pounds alone. Every 30 minutes, guided tours enter the spiral stairway in her hind legs, which climbs through her insides up to the howdah on her back. This perch affords a stunning 360-degree view of Josephine Harron Park and the surrounding shore, where beachgoers sunbathe, splash in the water, and struggle to pay the mortgage on their sandcastles.