Lucy the Elephant is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America. Constructed in 1881, it was one of three larger-than-life elephant structures built by James V. Lafferty. This one was created in order to attract guests to the nearby Boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Lafferty patented the rights to build and sell animal-shaped buildings for a period of time in the late 1800s.
- This location is mentioned in our blog post: A Photo Tour Of The BoardWalk’s Hidden Disney Castles
9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402