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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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2 ratings1 reviews
September 16, 2020
The tour was a little boring but the elephant house was cool
2 ratings3 reviews
September 14, 2020
We loved the tour, what a wonderful journey Lucy has had and hope she has many more years to in the history books.
19 ratings17 reviews
18 hours ago
I had a great time! I went with my daughter and her husband. We got there right around 2PM and went right on the tour. Unfortunately, we were not able to go on top of her back as the floor is made out of glass and it was raining outside. The guide was very nice and informative. Since we weren't able to see all of Lucy due to the rain, we were given 3 free tickets to come back and redo the tour. Also, they had a nice little gift shop.
13 ratings5 reviews
September 9, 2020
Had a great time. History of Lucy was interesting. A lot different than you would expect a Elephant to look at
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September 9, 2020
Very informative and interesting.
5 ratings5 reviews
September 9, 2020
Lucy the Elephant has an interesting history and we enjoyed the tour very much.
3 ratings1 reviews
September 6, 2020
Knowledgeable guide. Great tour. I love Lucy
2 ratings1 reviews
September 6, 2020
No need to buy the ticket. You can take pictures next to the elephant for free. The "guided tour" is not worth the time, especially qhen they give you a specific time for the tour. Donate to the organization maintaining the elephant if you want to support the cause. Otherwise,
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What You'll Get

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  • $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.

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 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.