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Lucy the Elephant - Margate City, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 19.247 W 074° 30.694
18S E 542102 N 4352488
Quick Description: Lucy is the world's largest elephant, and the only one in America designated as a National Historic Landmark. She was built in 1881 by James V. Lafferty, a real estate developer with a knack for promotion.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 10:00:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM448E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
Views: 41

Long Description:
Kids greater than 2 and less than 12 are free. Adults are $6 and kids are $3. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Standing six stories tall, weighing 90 tons, covered with 12,000 square feet of sheet tin, Lucy was more than an object of awe -- she was a functioning building, serving first as a real estate office, as a summer home, even briefly as a tavern, until unruly drunks nearly burned her down. She also gave people a reason to come to Margate City while Lafferty gave his real estate pitch.
Price of Admission: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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