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Loved it!

I was very impressed with the building shaped like an elephant. The tour was worth the $8 that I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Definitely Worth the Experience

The tour was very well done. And you could tell how much the volunteers in the gift shop loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, MD
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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 5 days ago

I was very impressed with the building shaped like an elephant. The tour was worth the $8 that I paid. It was a once in a lifetime roadside attraction.

Thank jojustjo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was very well done. And you could tell how much the volunteers in the gift shop loved supporting Lucy. A one-of-a-kind experience! Note - You need to be VERY careful going up and down the winding staircases inside of Lucy. They are steep...More

1  Thank naj12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! We got a lot of information and we got to sign the guest book so we are now a part of Lucy's history! It was a great stop on the way home from vacation. It wasn't long but we were...More

Thank amy g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband saw Lucy the Elephant featured on a t.v. show awhile back, so on our way to Cape May from Connecticut, we decided to drive by and see it for ourselves. It is in remarkable shape, and has survived hurricanes and storms. Loved the...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you not be in awe of this larger than life pachyderm. Lucy the Elephant is a 6 story elephant and a National Historic Landmark. She is over 100 years old and has survived hurricanes and ocean floods. The guided tours are worth it...More

2  Thank FANEM100760
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfully restored since my last visit years ago Great guided tour. Great gift shop! Every souvenir you could want. You may also go on top now. Some narrow winding stairs.

Thank Watnottaken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone should visit to see this 6 story elephant that once was a residence. Enjoyed learning the history over the years and restoration. Your admission fee will ensure Lucy is preserved. Great views from top. Free parking. Restrooms at restaurant next door.

2  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven by here sooo many times and have heard about it from friends & family but this was my first time visiting. You must visit at least once and climb to the top. The kids really enjoyed it and so did we. First...More

Thank KristenJovi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spring break was very rainy in NJ this year but we had told our grandkids age 3 and 6 that we were going to a giant elephant. Wow was it fun. Despite the wind and some rain our grandkids loved running all around Lucy and...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

this historic attraction is over 100 years old. there is free parking at the sight. it is right next to the boardwalk and is 6 stories high. Mortimer, our tour guide was one of the best we have ever had. he provided a lot of...More

1  Thank blackriverwoman
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9 November 2017|
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Response from T7747AVsarag | Reviewed this property |
Half in hour. Tours go up every few minutes
Jean H
5 August 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
17 July 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.