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Lucy the Elephant

Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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My three boy and my wife and I visited Lucy this past weekend. We were thrilled to be able to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carl C
Very nice and interesting tour.

We toured Lucy the Elephant. It was an interesting tour. You go up into the main body, then go up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Originally named Elephant Bazaar, this six-story elephant-shaped building was built in 1881 by James V. Lafferty, Jr. in hopes of selling parcels of land located on the beach in Margate, New Jersey. Over the years, this unique structure has served...more
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9200 Atlantic Ave, At the corner of Atlantic & Decatur Avenues on the beach-side, beside Ventura's Greenhouse., Margate City, NJ 08402-2449
+1 609-823-6473
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think my husband and I were expecting more from the tour. I don't think watching a video standing up was my idea of a tour. The price was $8 each. I would have been more satisfied if the cost of the tour was less....More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My three boy and my wife and I visited Lucy this past weekend. We were thrilled to be able to visit the country's oldest extant roadside attraction. This history is absolutely amazing. My kids loved it and we enjoyed our visit. It was first class....More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We toured Lucy the Elephant. It was an interesting tour. You go up into the main body, then go up into the houda. I had visited as a child shortly after she was moved and the houda was not on at that point. The history...More

Thank KathySDavis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucy was awesome, I was so happy to visit. Kudos to the staff of volunteers who give excellent tours and good history lessons. I am so glad that Lucy was saved from the wrecking ball, and spends her days looking out over the beach. I...More

Thank puck013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have known Lucy the elephant from the time she was sinking into disrepair before they moved her to the current site. The school children of New Jersey donated money to save Lucy and what a treat for the countless number of people who visit...More

Thank Opegster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We as life-long NJ residents have always wanted to visit Lucy. She did not disappoint! The tour was informative and interesting and my 7-year olds were fascinated!

Thank familytravel25
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Lucy the Elephant is a must see for anyone visiting Margate with children. To understand her history is meaningful but the site alone, the chance to sit on her painted toes and climb inside for a view of the ocean from Lucy's back is a...More

Thank Travel-Junket
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We didn't take the tour of Lucy because they were closed, but we thought to drive over and see it. Pretty neat getting to see Lucy and how nice she looks, definitely can't miss it if you're on the way to Atlantic City. Maybe next...More

Thank Ashleigh C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We have driven past Lucy many times. Took my two 5 year old boys to visit. They loved it. History and cool staircases! The boys talk about how they moved Lucy to build tall buildings. Great rainy day activity!

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Went sightseeing after a day at the beach Fun touring the famous Lucy and getting late lunch. Love the family beaches around Ventnor.

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8 November 2017|
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Response from T7747AVsarag | Reviewed this property |
Half in hour. Tours go up every few minutes
Jean H
4 August 2017|
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Response from F8079OYinfo | Property representative |
Jean, The cost to go inside Lucy the Elephant is $8 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $4 for children (ages 3-12).
Sheila T
17 July 2017|
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Response from ScenicTrek | Reviewed this property |
Adults (age 13 and older) are $8.00 and children ages 3-12 are $4.00. Children 2 and under are free.