Last Chance: How to See Atlantic City — Donald Trump Style
ATLANTIC CITY — You can no longer walk into any Trump-branded casino, but the president-elect's footprint on the gambling town is hard to miss.
Wrapping all of Donald Trump's Atlantic City history into a 90-minute package is Levi Fox, founder of Jersey Shore Tours and an adjunct professor at Stockton University in Galloway and Temple University in Philadelphia.
Fox has been running Donald Trump's Gambling Heritage Tour on the Atlantic City boardwalk since the months leading up to Election Day, and he's taking sign-ups for the next few Saturdays until Trump's inauguration in January.
As Fox describes it, the walking tour starts at the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal and finishes at the shell of the Trump Plaza, about a mile walk along the boards. Due to location, the tour skips the former Trump Marina, which was formerly Trump Castle, and now operates as the Golden Nugget.
"The tour stops at some key places where Mr. Trump played a role," Fox told Townsquare Media. "This tour is very much about his history in Atlantic City, and it's not a political tour. I want to make sure people know that."
When Fox began the tour in September, customers were treated to some additional "entertainment" as union workers protested outside the Taj over contract disputes. According to Fox, his tour garnered more attention from the public, as well as media outlets, after Trump claimed a November victory over Hillary Clinton.
"I view this as an opportunity for folks who might not know the local history that so many folks from around this area may be familiar with," said Fox, who's also considering a pop-up museum focusing on the age of Trump in Atlantic City.
Tours are running each Saturday afternoon through Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are generally $16, but discounts can be offered for groups.