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Atlantic City, New Jersey Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Atlantic City and the surrounding area. Fabled postcard boardwalk beach resort, imperfectly reimagined for gambling. Ancestral home of Miss America; Mr. Peanut was its ambassador.

Lucy the Elephant

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  • Lucy the Elephant

    Lucy the Elephant

    Margate City, New Jersey

    Unique, multi-story 19th century building open for tours. "The only elephant you can go into and come out of alive." A total renovation of her exterior was completed in Dec. 2022.

  • Miss America Crowns You

    Miss America Crowns You

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    On the boardwalk, a larger-than-life sculpture of Miss America holds out a crown for the new winner (you!). Unveiled 2014.

  • Bert Parks Crowns You Miss America

    Bert Parks Crowns You Miss America

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Sensors in the bronze palms of long-time Miss America pageant post trigger a recording of Parks' famous song, "There she is, Miss America," when anyone stand beneath the crown.

  • Emilio Carranza Crash Monument

    Emilio Carranza Crash Monument

    Tabernacle, New Jersey

    A lonely pillar marks the spot where "the Lindbergh of Mexico" crashed and died in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

  • Totally Hot Lady Liberty

    Totally Hot Lady Liberty

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Meant as an allegory on the horror of war, "Freedom Tearful" is an outdoor sculpture featuring a sexy and nude Lady Liberty atop a pile of World War I corpses.

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