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Lucy the Elephant

9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City

Tour for Two Adults and Optionally Two Children of Lucy the Elephant (41% 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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AnjelaTOP REVIEWER
16 ratings9 reviews
5 days ago
we had a great tour and it was entertaining for kids ages 5&7.
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EttaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
48 ratings36 reviews
November 27, 2020
The tour is short, but informative. The groupon for half price makes it ok to do. The money supports the efforts to keep her standing. In good weather picnicking is good. It is right by the beach so a little walk is nice. The elephant is massive and interesting inside. Beautiful view from the top on her howda. This is just a stop by thing, not a stay very long.
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SONIA
3 ratings3 reviews
November 18, 2020
ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE, IT'S WORTH IT. WHAT A MAGNIFICENT CREATION OF THE MIND, HIS UNLEASH WORK OF CREATIVITY, AN SPECIALIST OF EVERYTHING, I REALLY ADMIRED THE ARCHITECT. I WILL NEVER FORGET LUCY, THE ELEPHANT. NOT A BORING THING TO SEE....NOT AT ALL. FEW MORE STEPS AND YOU WILL BE SPLASHING ON THE BEACH, ANOTHER SURPRISE GIFT FROM GOD ! YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE IT AND YOU'LL SAY, " THANK YOU SONIA ! ".
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Robbie
6 ratings1 reviews
November 9, 2020
Such a cute historical place to visit! Great picture opportunity from the top!
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Samantha
9 ratings4 reviews1 photos
November 8, 2020
Worth a stop!
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Joy
4 ratings2 reviews
November 7, 2020
Fun facts
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Maria
7 ratings3 reviews
November 6, 2020
Beautiful fall day to see Lucy the Elephant! Checking in was simple, employees were very friendly. Although the tour was quick, it was informative and the tour guide was available to answer any questions that visitors had. Fantastic little gift shop with all kinds of elephant souvenirs to remember your visit to see Lucy!
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Janice
1 ratings1 reviews
November 5, 2020
Interesting historical site. Enjoyed the tour.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $9.90 for admission and a tour for two adults ages 13 and up ($17 value)
  • $15.30 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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Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). 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.