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Lucy the Elephant, Margate City

#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Jersey Shore
Must see · Monument · Architectural Building
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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  • Visiting Lucy the Elephant is a must for any visitor to the Jersey Shore. It’s a unique piece of Americana and roadside attraction history that has stood the test of time (and weather!) to delight...  more »
  • after living in new jersey all these years and hearing about this attraction I decided to see it for myself. All I can say is if you are a large person, you might want to skip this one. Stairs are...  more »

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