It's October and we are approaching Halloween so it's a great time to look at "the oddest places to visit in America". Why not? It's perfect for Halloween season. Finding the strangest places and attractions throughout America and of course we will focus on the selection for New Jersey. Espresso did an article that listed the Oddest places in the U.S. and these locations make for some great road trips, if you dare lol "All across the United States are weird, wacky and unique attractions that draw in visitors who are curious to see and experience these strange places and naturally occurring phenomena. From the world’s largest maze to a museum dedicated to bad art and a ghost town from the 1890s, these are the weirdest places in every U.S. state."

 

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The pick for Jersey for the oddest attraction is Lucy. Lucy is a giant elephant and according to Wikipedia "Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and clad in tin in 1882 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey, approximately five miles south of Atlantic City." Interesting fact "Lucy was constructed with nearly one million pieces of wood". Amazing to think how tedious it must have been to put Lucy together. Lucy belongs to several registries.

 

 

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One of the cool features is staying overnight at Lucy The Elephant. They say "Think of it as camping inside an elephant". You actually sleep overnight inside this giant elephant! I have visited Lucy but never did the sleepover, put that on the bucket list. So head down to Atlantic County and see New Jersey's oddest attraction and maybe spend the night. It may be the oddest hotel in America.

 

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