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Lucy the Elephant

9200 Atlantic Avenue

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.


Michael Litwack

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
This is an attraction where you go inside an elephant. there is a lot of history here as there were times when the elephant was used to house people. It is small so expect about 20 minutes and at this attraction. I think it's great for little kids not sure older kids will be so into it.

Jenna Flaherty

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hello Roadside America!! A must stop roadside attraction and museum. A truly unique historical landmark experience especially if you read up on Lucy's history. Great for all ages. Don't forget the gift shop for some memorable items.

Renald and Rachel

Friday, July 13, 2018
Cute, quick thing to do. You can pay for a tour of the inside, and see a historical video. You also get a tour of the actual elephant where you can see through her eyes and go to the top and see the ocean. Beware though- spiral staircase is tight, and may be hard for some. Also, no onsight bathroom, but there’s one a couple minutes away that is open to the public. Otherwise, beautiful place.

Elad Silberring

Friday, May 18, 2018
Supposedly the biggest elephant in the world was created as an advertising scheme for real estate but the city decided to keep it in and manage it after the company no longer existed. the people there who sold in the gift shop had tons of information to give us about lucy and the locals and they were very nice people in general. the gift shop itself is packed with elephant themed police and windup toys as well as dolls and shirts hats and whatever you can think of. The price was $8 per adult and you can go into the elephant while the tour guide explains about the elephant itself. there is nothing special inside the elephant the only thing nice about it is The View on top of it. that said don't expect toddlers and infants to stay here more then 30 minutes max as in the end it's just a giant wooden elephant.

Brian Anuswith

Friday, June 1, 2018
Visited the Tuesday after Memorial Day with out of town guests. We were looking for something different to do and we were not disappointed! Found a Groupon and got 2 tickets for $10, and when we arrived we were the only ones there so private tour for us! The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. I'm not sure how many people they normally take on a tour in season (it would be very cramped with a large group) but I would highly recommend visiting this historic location if you get the chance.

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