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Lucy the Margate Elephant

9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402
(609) 823-6473
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Loved everything about Lucy the Elephant--The view from the top is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The gift shop is incredible.. I wanted to buy everything!!

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Wilton, California
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690 reviews 690 reviews
245 attraction reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Vern had known Lucy was in New Jersey, although he can't recall from when, but when we saw she was just south of Atlantic City we decided to check her out. (Hey, we went to the Spam Museum!) We love stuff like this. We paid our fee and the tour had just started. The man leading the tour of about... More

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Conroe, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Lucy has been in the Atlantic City area for well over a century. She has survived a lot of bad experiences and has been thoroughly refurbished. That said, this is primarily a curiosity. You enter through a spiral staircase in one of the legs, climb to the belly, and then have the option of climbing to the top of the... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The $8.00 cost is way to dear for the average family. A more reasonable charge would be $5.00. It should also only be $3.00 for kids instead of $4.00 that is current.

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North, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place has goood parking facility.the view from top is decent. But 8$ entry was not worth. Not so good wasted 2hrs of time on this.

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clearwater,fl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife loves elephants. So on an east coast road trip, we stopped in NJ to see Lucy the elephant. This is a crazy giant elephant building in south Jersey. Very cute and in the middle of a small town. Almost on the beach. You could visit Lucy and spend the day on the beach afterwards. Nice beach area, and... More

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Malvern, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is worth a trip, especially if you have out of town guests. It is such an unusual site. Plus you learn a great deal about how the island was populated thanks to "white elephants" like Lucy. Great way to spend an hour or so and the shirts are terrific gifts.

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Staten Island, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Bad attitude from family/ worker at Lucy Paid for tour, and video explaining the history of site, took friends back to share the experience with their children, no tour, no video, but they took my money and a kid lead us into the elephant structure without any explanation of anything, when I complained to the office about how disappointed I... More

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Reynoldsburg, OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife loves elephants so in traveling to Atlantic City from Philadelphia, we HAD to see Lucy. Last time I saw Lucy was in the mid '80s and this is a huge improvement. First of all, we went to the gift shop and they had many items to choose some. The only negative is that they did not have all... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Lucy is a landmark for the Shore. Bring the kids or grandkids and let them troop through her. They'll talk about it for years.

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