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Lucy the Elephant

9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City

Tour for Two Adults and Optionally Two Children of Lucy the Elephant (51% Off)

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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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27 ratings23 reviews
April 25, 2021
It was great experience. Very interesting. Highly recommend.
3 ratings3 reviews
April 24, 2021
Took my 2 yr old granddaughter who is obsessed with Lucy. Stopped in the gift shop and was greeted by very friendly people. The tour was educational and amazing. Will definitely go again.
15 ratings8 reviews
April 24, 2021
Very interesting tour and fun experience!
1 ratings1 reviews
April 23, 2021
Interesting visit to Margate to see the Oldest Roadside Attraction. Our tour guide was very informative. So glad that the locals saved Lucy from being scrapped. A piece of the Jersey Shore history!
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April 18, 2021
What a great story loved Lucy worth the trip
11 ratings10 reviews
April 15, 2021
The folks in the gift shop were very friendly and welcoming! Our guide was very nice and funny. Lucy, herself is amazing! It was an interesting experience learning about her history. Definitely worth a visit.
5 ratings3 reviews
April 11, 2021
Such a fun and kid friendly excursion! Had a great time
7 ratings5 reviews4 photos
April 9, 2021
Great experience tour was fun and knowledgeable
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About This Deal

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  • $8.25 for admission and a tour for two adults ages 13 and up ($17 value)
  • $12.75 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.

lucy the elephantWhy People Around the World Visit Lucy the Elephant

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

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Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.