By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Lucy The Elephant - Elephantitis - Margate City, NJ, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 39° 19.246 W 074° 30.740
18S E 542036 N 4352486
Quick Description: Lucy The Elephant has been a feature of Margate, NJ since 1882. The structure is located at 9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City, NJ. The third panel of the Zippy comic strip dated June 30, 2017 is a close match to the default photo.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2017 2:25:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMWCXW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 4

Long Description:
Lucy the Elephant is a 65' high, 60' long, and 18' wide, building made of wood and tin sheeting that weighs about 90 tons. Construction of this huge elephant structure, by James V. Lafferty, began in 1881. It was a promotional endeavor to sell real estate and attract tourism to the area south of Atlantic City.

Over its long history Lucy has been used as a hotel, restaurant, business office, cottage, and tavern. Today, she is a roadside tourist attraction. Visitors can tour inside Lucy and climb a spiral staircase to reach the observation platform on howdah perched on Lucy's back.

Lucy the Elephant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Date the strip ran: 6/30/2017

Strip Name: Elephantitis

Location of item featured in the strip: Lucy The Elephant, 9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City, NJ.

Link to the Strip: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please provide additional photos of the location. Add your own Zippyisms, if you would like, to your visit log.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Zippy the Pinhead Locations
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
yalehockeymom visited Lucy The Elephant - Elephantitis - Margate City, NJ, USA 3/29/2019 yalehockeymom visited it
Searcher28 visited Lucy The Elephant - Elephantitis - Margate City, NJ, USA 2/16/2019 Searcher28 visited it
Mychell visited Lucy The Elephant - Elephantitis - Margate City, NJ, USA 8/29/2018 Mychell visited it
jiggs11 visited Lucy The Elephant - Elephantitis - Margate City, NJ, USA 2/28/2018 jiggs11 visited it

View all visits/logs