New Orleans Attractions

  • French Quarter
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    Many of the main attractions and historic buildings of New Orleans can be found in the Vieux Carré (Old Quarter), the historic heart of the city of New Orleans, commonly referred to as the French Quarter. Read more...
  • Jackson Square
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    Jackson Square, the most beautiful square in New Orleans, is bordered by historic buildings such as the St. Louis Cathedral and the with beautiful lace balconies decorated Pontalba Buildings. Read more...
  • Garden District
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    The Garden District is a residential district famous for its beautiful mansions with lace balconies and cast-iron fences that enclose lush gardens. An absolute must for any visitor to New Orleans. Read more...
  • St. Charles Streetcar
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    The St. Charles Streetcar, which started operating in 1835, is the only authentic streetcar in New Orleans. It's a great way to visit some of the city's attractions including the Garden District and the Audubon Zoo. Read more...
  • St. Louis Cathedral
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    The St. Louis Cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in New Orleans. Dedicated to St. Louis, former king of France, the church was built at the end of the 18th century at Jackson Square. Read more...
  • Moon Walk
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    The Moon Walk is a riverside promenade created in 1976. It's a great place for a walk along the Mississippi river where you can escape the humidity of the city while watching boats pass by. Read more...
  • Bourbon Street
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    One of the most famous streets in the US, with a reputation as an entertainment area with lively bars and clubs. It is especially crowded at night when many tourists flock to Bourbon Street. Read more...
  • St. Louis Cemetery no. 1
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    There are many interesting cemeteries in New Orleans, and St. Louis Cemetery #1 is certainly one of the most intriguing. Many of New Orleans's famous citizens have their final resting place here. Read more...
  • Lee Circle
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    A tall column topped with a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee towers over Lee Circle, a traffic circle in the warehouse district of New Orleans. Read more...
  • National World War II Museum
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    The National World War II Museum covers the military campaigns in Europe and the Pacific. It also highlights the role of the Higgins landing boats, which were made in New Orleans. Read more...
  • Lafayette Square
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    Lafayette is a public square not far from the French Quarter bordered by several government buildings, the most impressive of which is the neoclassical Gallier Hall. Read more...
  • Superdome
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    The Superdome is a huge stadium built in the 1970s. The stadium was the center of world news in 2005 when it was used as a shelter by thousands of evacuees who fled the destruction caused by hurricane Katrina. Read more...
  • Cabildo
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    The Cabildo is a historic Landmark at Jackson Square built in the late 18th century. In the Cabildo the Louisiana State Museum narrates the history of Louisiana and New Orleans in particular. Read more...
  • Presbytère
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    The Presbytere, a historic building at Jackson Square, is home to a couple of interesting museums. One is dedicated to Mardi Gras, and the other shows the history of Hurricanes in the area and their effect on the city. Read more...
  • Natchez Steamboat
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    A cruise on the steamboat Natchez brings the golden era of New Orleans back alive, when numerous steamboats trafficked the Mississippi River. A jazz band makes the experience complete. Read more...
  • Old Ursuline Convent
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    The Old Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in New Orleans, was built in the mid 18th century for the Ursulines, a religious order. The complex, with a walled-in garden, is open to visitors. Read more...
  • Aquarium of the Americas
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    The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas exhibits some 500 different species of sea creatures. Highlights include a huge water tank with a replica of an oil rig and a recreation of the Amazon rainforest. Read more...
  • Supreme Court Building
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    In the early 20th century, a block of historic houses were demolished in the French Quarter for the construction of the new Supreme Court Building, a massive Beaux-Arts structure. Read more...
  • Sculpture Garden
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    In City Park, near the Museum of Art, is a beautiful garden dotted with modern sculptures. The garden opened in 2003 with a collection of sculptures donated by Sydney and Walda Besthoff. Read more...
  • French Market
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    The French Market, a public market housed in several colonnaded halls dates back to the early 19th century. The oldest property at the French Market is the Café du Monde, famous for its beignets and coffee. Read more...
  • Museum of Art
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    The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) has a wide ranging collection of art from across the world exhibited in a magnificent early 20th century Beaux-Arts building in City Park. Read more...
  • City Park
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    New Orleans's City Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. The park has thousands of live oaks; some are more than 600 years old. Several attractions, including the Museum of Art, are based here. Read more...
  • Audubon Zoo
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    The Audubon Zoo, which occupies part of the Audubon Park, has a large number of animals exhibited in natural habitats such as the Louisiana Swamp where visitors can see a group of large alligators. Read more...
  • Botanical Garden
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    The Botanical Garden was created in the 1930s as a rose garden. Today you find a wide range of flowers and plants here, from herbs to palm trees. A curiosity is the Train Garden, with miniature trains and streetcars. Read more...
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