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Howard Johnson Atlantic City
Located right on the Boardwalk block, the Howard Johnson Atlantic City is a budget-friendly hotel that boasts of a strategic location near the beach & city center. Nestled between the Hilton & Tropicana casinos, this 2 star hotel provides easy access to most area attractions. With excellent accommodations, amenities & services, this cheap hotel is the perfect choice for an Atlantic City vacation.
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Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort
A perfect example of luxury, elegance & grace, the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort is located on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk & overlooks the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Minutes away from popular attractions like, Bernie Robbins Stadium, Quarter at Tropicana & Lucy the Elephant, the 3.5 star Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort is one of the best oceanfront hotels of Atlantic City.
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.: Lucy the Elephant - A National Historic Site

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Lucy the Elephant tops the list of the best tourist attraction in the Atlantic City area. Lucy is the world’s largest elephant, ranked amongst the national historic site, featuring a peculiar architecture of the late Victorian age. Lucy was built by James V. Lafferty in 1881, is located in the neighboring town of Margate.


  • Lucy stands 6 stories tall, weighing 90 tons, covered with 12,000 square feet of sheet tin.
  • Served as a functioning building, a real estate office, as a summer home, even briefly as a tavern.
  • Lucy's Leg dwarfs the 6-foot tall Hinged Man.
  • Jim L. built other elephants in Cape May and Coney Island but only Lucy has survived.
  • By the late 1960s, Lucy was an abandoned wreck on the verge of collapse.
  • The residents of Margate rallied together and raised money to restore and save her several times from the brink of demolition.
  • Presently, thousands of visitors each summer tour Lucy's innards and buy post cards in her gift shop.
  • The adventurous tour of Lucy's innards begins by entering via a spiral staircase in one of her hind legs.
  • The tour climaxes with a stop in the open-air "howdah" atop Lucy's back.
  • From the top visitors gets a panoramic view of neighboring high-rise condos, parking lot, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Admission fee: Adults $4.00, Children $3.00

Contact Details:
Lucy the Elephant

9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402
Corner of Decatur and Atlantic Avenues, Margate
Phone: 609-823-6473

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