Lucy the Elephant is one of Atlantic City's most famous landmarks. ((courtesy, Atlantic Convention and Visitors Bureau))


Lucy the Elephant is a unique attraction: an elephant-shaped wood-and-tin-sheeting statue once used to attract tourists to the area. Lucy was built in 1881; stands 65 feet high, 60 feet long, and 18 feet wide; and is composed of one million pieces of wood. Topping out at around 90 tons, Lucy is so big that she can be seen up to eight miles away without binoculars. Lucy was recognized in 1976 as a National Historic Landmark and has gone through a lot. She was rented as a summer home in 1902 by an English doctor and his family, was nearly burned to the ground in 1904 by rowdy drinkers, survived the hurricane of 1944, was moved and refurbished in 1970 after falling into disrepair, and has been struck by lightning countless times. Lucy the Elephant welcomes visitors every day of the week in Margate, New Jersey, just two miles from Atlantic City. It's a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity for the entire family.

 
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Address:
9200 Atlantic Avenue
Margate, New Jersey 08402


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Telephone Number: (609) 823-6473
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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