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Lucy the Elephant

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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After the beach

Went sightseeing after a day at the beach Fun touring the famous Lucy and getting late lunch. Love... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leesburg, Virginia
via mobile

So i was slightly disappointed in Lucy. I was looking forward to this very much, I love quirky... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nina P
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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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 3 days ago 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.

Thank glellie
Reviewed 5 days ago

So i was slightly disappointed in Lucy. I was looking forward to this very much, I love quirky roadside attraction and this was just the type of thing I couldn't wait to do and thought the kids would love it very much. We all had...More

Thank Nina P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

“I Love Lucy” as the saying goes. What a grand ole gal & she certainly looks good for being over 130 years old. Just think, if she could talk what stories she’d tell. This historic landmark will amaze anyone from 3 to 93! Great photo...More

Thank TravelinGal1231
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special to see. Pay toll bridge to go into town and not much to do there. The beach next to it is ok. if you have nothing to do go and see it.

Thank harry t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading about Lucy some years ago I had longed to see her. She did not disappoint in any way. From the minute we were led up the stairs in her hind leg to the moment we stepped out into the sunshine on her back...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a day of patchy rain showers, my family visited Lucy. Among many high rise buildings, she's definitely a sight to see from the outside, nicely painted and maintained. We took the tour and were led up narrow stairs to an empty spacious room. There...More

Thank Sdb4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking the 2 grandkids (almost 2 and almost 5) to Storybook land, we decided to take them here for a visit of something different. I was at first put off on our arrival. I pulled into a parking spot right next to Lucy, and...More

Thank MWazie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lucy has been a symbol of Margate City and it’s nice to see that it has survived through so many years. Definitely a road attraction, one of the oldest in America. Easy access and several places to eat around.

Thank AnaZad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lucy was a sight to behold. Very interesting story and not what I expected. Unfortunately I injured my knee, so we didnt go on the tour. Maybe next time

Thank RPVTravelmore
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just outside of Atlantic City, this one of a kind roadside attraction is laced with historic significance. Fun for all ages. Well worth a visit!

Thank Betty B
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November 8, 2017|
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Response from T7747AVsarag | Reviewed this property |
Half in hour. Tours go up every few minutes
Jean H
August 4, 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
July 16, 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.