Lucy the Elephant, Margate City

Must see · Architectural Building · Monument
Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey, approximately five miles (8 km) south of Atlantic City. Originally named Elephant Bazaar, Lucy was built to promote real estate sales and attract tourists. Today, Lucy is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America.
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  • This was built in a time when businessmen/women had imagination and built things to last, ( today it would be a temporary structure made out of aluminum with a fiberglass skin. ) The interior has...  more »
  • We have been coming to the Atlantic City area for 20+ years and this is the first time we made it to Lucy! We lucked out getting on the last tour of the day. Tour lasted about 30 minutes. Very...  more »

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