This is a fun topic, the most important landmarks in all of America, and of course right here in the Garden State. These are landmarks we should all try to visit during a nice day trip to learn about history and creativity.

 

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This is one landmark many here in New Jersey have visited, but if you haven't then this is one you do not want to miss. Lucy the Elephant is known around the world as one of the most unique "apartments" you may ever come across. Yes, inside the giant elephant was an apartment and people stayed inside the elephant during a visit to the beach here at the Jersey Shore. According to Wikipedia "Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey, approximately five miles south of Atlantic City." 

Lucy the Elephant is located at 9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402.

 

 

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According to a recent Love Exploring article, Lucy the Elephant is among the most important landmarks in America. "Tipped as the oldest roadside attraction in America, beloved Lucy the Elephant began life as a fun amusement designed to entice people to the area. Fast-forward more than a century and Lucy is still standing and she's earned a deserving place on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can come along for guided tours and a quick browse of the dinky gift shop."

I have toured Lucy the Elephant and it was fascinating to see the structure in person and to see the living quarters that were inside the giant pachyderm. Let us know what you thought of New Jersey's most important landmark and would you call "Lucy" home. Post your comments below.

 

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