Margate City, New Jersey: Lucy the Elephant (In Transition)

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Address:
9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate City, NJ
Directions:
On the beach side of Atlantic Ave. at Decatur Ave.
Phone:
609-823-6473
Status:
In Transition
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Lucy the Elephant.

Lucy the Elephant

Unique, multi-story 19th century building open for tours. "The only elephant you can go into and come out of alive." Undergoing significant exterior restoration, scheduled to be complete by summer 2022.

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Lucy the Elephant - Century 3.

Lucy the Elephant - Century 3

Road report and review on renovations on the giant pachyderm south of Atlantic City.

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Margate City, New Jersey - The Elephant Is The Room
Lucy the Elephant: Lucy is the only elephant that you can go into, take a nap, and emerge undigested the next morning. Special overnight stays offered.... [02/27/2020] Complete Story...
Margate City, New Jersey - Lucy In The Sky With Damage
Lucy the Elephant: Lucy The Margate Elephant, that great, grey, wide-window-eyed wonder of the Jersey shore, suffered serious injury this fall when strong September winds lifted a party tent up off its moorings and into the air and smashed it against Lucy's pachyderm posterior. [11/09/2009] Complete Story...

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Lucy the Elephant.

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant, towering tourist landmark south of Atlantic City, was struck by a bolt of lightning over the July 4th weekend, causing many thousands of dollars of damage to electrical systems in the hollow giant animal. She had been clobbered before, in 2006, by another lightning storm that damaged her howdah. According to the Courier-Post, lightning rods installed after that jolt may have helped save her from more damage this time.

She's a big target, but also seems more accident prone in her old age (BTW, born in 1881). In 2009, a wind-ravaged party tent damaged her posterior, requiring a costly repair.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 07/07/2011]

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