Lucy the Elephant
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.
To be honest, I wanted to see it, but I wasn't expecting much. It ended up being much better than I expected. On a December afternoon it wasn't crowded- just a few other people. The main inside area was surprisingly large and we watched a nice movie about the history. The observation area had very nice views. Overall a very cool and unique experience for the kids. Some tight stairs to climb, but not too bad.
This is a quick visit, maybe not super interesting for younger kids but definitely worth a stop. As you're driving down the main drag, you can't help but notice Lucy (since she is several stories high). It's fun to learn about her history, the fact that she was moved a short distance to her present location, and learning about the campaign to save her. The view from up top is good, and it's fun to see her painted on the town's water tower. Definitely worth stopping!
We were here just before Christmas and we knew Lucy would be closed. That veing said, standing there in the shadow of this amazing elephant building was worth the trip. Stop down the beach afterwards and see them adding sand.
We had a lot of fun visiting Lucy. The staff is incredibly kind and helpful, the gift shop has relatively good prices and you get free one hour parking. Had to dock stars, however, because I feel the attraction is overpriced. The tour is roughly 20 minutes long and costs $8/person. It is historical and I love supporting the attraction, but I don't think I'll be returning because of the price.
So awesome! Can't wait to go back and see what it's like in the inside!