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Lucy the Elephant, Margate City

#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Jersey Shore
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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  • It’s a amazing site with a great guided tour. Takes about a hour total and is just really cool. Check out the gift shop really great  more »
  • 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 »

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