Lucy The Elephant- Unique New Jersey #FamilyTravel

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There are some very unique attractions in NJ. Of course, I mean unique in the kindest of ways. There are Jersey Devils and Vortexes, albinos who attack cars, and of course enough ghosts and aliens for even the most hard-core skeptic to get goose bumps. (Have you ever read an issue of Weird NJ? You totally have to!) Today we are checking out Lucy the Elephant in Margate Beach, NJ. Lucy is a building in the shape of an elephant that you can actually go inside of. Lucy the Elephant is a part of New Jersey history.

Lucy was built by a real estate investor who was trying to drum up interest in the area in hope of pulling in investors, land owners, and tourists. The idea worked and Lucy was first built-in 1881 for the cost of $38,000- which at the time was quite the fortune. Lucy has acted as quite a few humble abodes as well as vacation homes and now a hot tourist spot. I would personally love to be able to say, “We are staying at the elephant, drive into town and figure it out, you can’t miss it.” I love how visitors are able to climb up into Lucy and on top of her- while it is quite odd hanging out inside an elephant, it is a fun and unique experience for sure. (And will most likely have your children requesting an oddly shaped tree house in the yard once home. I would suggest a big parakeet in a tree, LOL.) Maybe a T-Shirt or stuffed animal of Lucy possibly suffice- it did for Little Man, haha. There is, of course, a gift shop and if you think you can leave without at least a shirt or a stuffed animal you are mistaken, and honestly who is going to believe you spent the afternoon in an elephant tummy? LOL. Eh, it’s all for a good cause!

Happy travels- this one is to cool to miss πŸ™‚


  1. Way cool! my kids would love to see that!

  2. That is so cool! We’ve never traveled to NJ. My kids would love it!

  3. Oh, my word! The site of that ginormous elephant really gave me a start! Looks like a great place to take the kiddos!

  4. I love silly attractions like this

  5. That is totally cool! I’ve seen the big T-Rex at Drumhellar in Alberta, but having a building – and not just a lookout platform – in an elephant is event better. πŸ™‚ Such a cute elephant too. πŸ™‚

  6. Wow….that is awesome…my kids would love it. I’ve never been to NJ…. Would love to go some day

  7. My toddler would flip if he saw that elephant. I can’t remember which Barney video it was in, but there was a song with… El–e–phant! I’ve heard it a million times. He loves it. πŸ™‚

  8. That is one cool elephant indeed. My daughter would really love to take a picture with Lucy!

  9. I love Lucy! My son loves elephants and would love Lucy too πŸ™‚

  10. cool place!

  11. I lived in New Jersey for 3 years and never knew about Lucy. This looks really neat!

  12. Sam I love how you guys are always traveling to the coolest and most unique places. If we ever make it up north there’s all kinds of cool spots for us to visit! Thanks for sharing

  13. Wow! That elephant is really cool!


  14. Wow, that’s pretty cool! Well if I ever find myself in New Jersey, I’ll definitely check this out lol πŸ™‚

  15. This is absolutely awesome! My son who is 9 loves elephants and to see this he would just be so I was when I was reading your post. I wonder what it cost to stay there or at least to visit. Wow Sam this post is really fantastic!

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