Atlantic City, on Absecon Island just off the midpoint of the Jersey shoreline, has been a tourist magnet since 1854. The city has a number of tourist traps which offers some interesting insights into the city’s history through various exhibits and artifacts.
The city offers its residents and tourists a wide variety of activities and attractions like casino gaming, spas, world-class entertainment & nightlife, fine dining, Boardwalk, golf courses, water sports & shopping. Listed below are some of the most popular tourist spots in the Atlantic City:
Steel Pier Amusement Park: The Steel Pier is a vibrant amusement park with plenty of traditional fun family rides. Once described as “An Amusement City at Sea” the park has 24 rides, games, prize wheels, a food court and many more attractions.
Storeybook Land: Storeybook Land is a family-oriented amusement park, which pays special attention over the young kids. The park offers a number of rides and attractions that are storybook and fairy tale-themed.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: Founded by Robert LeRoy Ripley, the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum in Atlantic City is one of the most interesting places on the boardwalk, as well as the oldest such "odditorium" in the world.
Absecon Lighthouse: Standing at 171 feet it ranks as the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest lighthouse in the U.S. This lighthouse was constructed only after Jonathan Pitney, known as “the father of Atlantic City” convinced the U.S.
Lucy the Elephant: Lucy is the world’s largest elephant, ranked amongst the national historic site, featuring a peculiar architecture of the late Victorian age.