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The Wonder of New Jersey

Yes, it's an elephant. A very, very big elephant. Well, not a real one, just a statue that was built in 1881 by a real estate salesman in Magnate City (just south of Atlantic City). But, still - an elephant? At 65 feet high (that's about six stories!), 60 feet long and 18 feet across the shoulders, it has a howdah (sort of a combination of saddle and small house) on its back. It remains as one of the last of the great bizarre landmarks in America, an example of the strange and wonderful icons that still dot the landscape of the country. Even though the original purpose of Lucy has long since gone out of date, the attraction of this amazing structure continues to attract visitors. Tours are provided every hour, allowing you to climb up a spiral staircase to the top, while the guide provides information on the history of Lucy and her place in the history of the Atlantic City area.

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