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Lucy the Elephant

S Decatur Ave & Atlantic Ave, Margate City, New Jersey 08402 USA

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  • Public
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  • No Wifi
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“The only elephant in the world you can walk through and come out alive!”

Lucy the Elephant is located along the beach in Josephine Harron Park (named for our co-founder) in Margate, NJ. She is six stories high and is listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks. Our park is fenced and contained, making child supervision easy. Picnic tables are on site for eating out-of-doors.

We also have friendly, trained volunteers and staff to assist you during your visit. On the tour you will learn about Lucy's unique architecture and her history and you will get to climb a spiral staircase through her insides all the way up to the howdah on her back, providing a spectacular 360° view of the surrounding shore area.

Children and families are sure to enjoy visiting the only elephant in the world “you can walk through and come out alive!" We offer convenient hours and of course, Lucy is always available by appointment to be toured by schools & groups.

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Reviewed by
jpp1026

  • 34 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 09, 2019
Rated 5.0

Worth the quick stop for a photo op

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cassy

  • 12 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 16, 2018
Rated 5.0

Just go after they close and it's free to take the picture..

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

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July 13, 2014
Rated 3.0

Lucy is such an old-school kitschy tourist attraction. She was actually built all the way back in 1881as an advertisement to entice people to move to the area and to help bring tourists in. You can take a guided tour up a spiral staircase inside Lucy. Pretty good views of the Atlantic City skyline.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Anna Hider

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  • 561 Helpful
July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0

I can't believe that this has been around since the 1880s!!! And it used to be a hotel-- so cool. Fun fact: people used to think that Lucy was a boy, until she was determined to be a girl!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Bryan

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  • 81 Reviews
  • 87 Helpful
January 07, 2014
Rated 3.0

right on the main road - great photo op

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
TourGuide

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 25, 2012

Now all I need is Jasmine and a genie. ;)

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Lucy the Elephant

S Decatur Ave & Atlantic Ave
Margate City, New Jersey
08402 USA

Hours

Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Wed, Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon, Tue, Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed, Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon, Tue, Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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