Riverwalk, New Orleans

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1 Poydras St. 504-5221555

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    Riverwalk

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Oct 13, 2011

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    The Riverwalk is a peaceful spot, with just a few beggars and homeless musicians as well as a good amount of tourists checking out the dikes and realizing that the Mississippi River *is* above the level of the city streets by about 5-10 feet. Last hurricane the dikes between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi broke, next hurricane or flood? Maybe the Mississippi?

    Along the Riverwalk visitors seem to enjoy the Steamboat Natchez, which is one of just 5 true steam-powered boats with stern wheels in North America. Operated by New Orleans Steamboat Company, the Natchez was just built in 1975, and it makes 2-hour round trip cruises down the river.

    This area also has a Jewish Memorial.

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    riverwalk

    by doug48 Updated May 25, 2009

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    river walk market

    the riverwalk market is a shopping and entertainment venue located on the mississippi river next the convention center in the warehouse district. the riverwalk market is home to a number of specialty shops and several restaurants and bars. sadly this shopping center was totally looted just after hurricane katrina but now it has been repaired and is back in business.

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    Holocaust Memorial

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 30, 2006

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    This unique memorial is located along the Riverwalk are of downtown New Orleans. It consists of about 9 parallel panels each decorated with various art. When viewed from a particular angle, the panels form a Star of David, while from other angles they just look like modern art.

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    Get drunk on the Riverwalk

    by JamalMorelli Written Sep 15, 2006

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    Nice place to get lit

    What's so special about getting drunk on the Riverwalk? It's more romantic - getting sh*tfaced with that lovely breeze coming down the Mississippi... listen to some street music or make your own... you are drunk.

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    Take a walk - watch the boats

    by goodfish Updated Oct 21, 2005

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    Watching the river traffic is one of the most fun things to do in New Orleans. Big cruise ships, little tugs, barges, heavy cargo ships and paddlewheelers come in and go out of docks and ports 24 hours a day. There are walkways along the river side of the French Quarter all the way down to the Convention Center. The French Quarter piece is called the Moon Walk and as it meanders south, the path runs through Woldenburg Riverfront Park and past the Aquarium of the Americas, At the World Trade Center, it takes a jog through the Spanish Plaza with its huge fountain, and then becomes part of the Riverwalk Marketplace complex. I'm guessing it's a little over a mile from end to end.

    Aside from the Riverfront Streetcar, this is the best route to-and-from the Quarter if you're a walker and staying in the Warehouse District - no traffic to contend with, a great view of the river and there always seemed to be a nice breeze along the waterfront. Street musicians often play in the park section - throw a little something in the hat if you like the tune. While a fun activity for any age, it's great for kids as there's room to run and they seemed to get a huge kick out of the big ships. Best of all? It's free!

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    Riverwalk by the Mississippi

    by Yasmine03 Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    5 mins walk from Jackson Square to Mississippi Riv

    A 20 minutes walk along the Mississippi River will lead you to the Audubon Aquarium of Americas, IMAX Theatre and a shopping mall called Riverside. Wear a wide brimmed hat on a hot sunny day and carry an umbrella for it might rain.

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    Very Little Walking

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Riverwalk from the River

    Actually Riverwalk is the name of a big shopping area right along the waterfront between where the riverboats dock and the Convention Center. One would think from the name that you would be walking along the river. NOT.

    We did not go to Riverwalk

    The riverboat guide told us about the Chinese grain ship that crashed into the building. I guess ships have no brakes. (They really don't.)

    WHAT HAPPENED ?

    About 2:30 pm Saturday 14 December 1996 Liberian registered freightliner, Bright Field, rammed into a dock housing a Riverwalk mall and hotel complex in New Orleans LA. The 763 foot freightliner.. was loaded with 56,000 tons of corn bound for Kashima Japan via the Panama Canal.

    A fault in the engine lubrication automatically shut down an engine at a very bad time The Bright Field was going downriver and had just cleared the Crescent City Connection (bridge) but was unable to make the hard turn right after the bridge. The captain was able to drop the bow anchor and when it caught it jerked the bow around and cause the ship to 'parallel park' between two cruise ships (one was the Nieuw Amsterdam) and a casino boat named Hilton Flaming Casino with 800 people on board.. There may have been a communication problem with the mostly Chinese crew. When the Bright Field finally came to rest, it was about 70 feet from the Flamingo Casino.

    The URL is for a quicktime movie of the crash.

    The Riverwalk was built in 1986 at a cost of $58 million and had suffered a few ship minor ship impacts before, but none anywhere near as violent as this. The Bright Field hit the Riverwalk in the middle at the Cafe du Monde at 2:30 p.m. when a large crowd was on the Riverwalk. ...

    116 people sustained injuries and no deaths have been reported. 15 shops and 456 hotel rooms were demolished

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    Cajun Cooking School at the Riverwalk Mall

    by lashr1999 Updated May 13, 2005

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    Cajun Cooking School-New Orleans

    You have to try the Cajun cooking school at the riverwalk mall. Not only do you learn how to make a few dishes, but the instructor makes it fun, as well. You don't actually cook here--it is a demo--but that may be just as well for some of us, no? I learned how to make cornbread, red beans and rice, pecan pralines, and pecan pie. The menu changes, so call the school before going. You may go more than once and learn to cook different foods. In fact, there was a cook who went to the class four times. After sampling some of the food that was made, you get the recipes for the food you made to take home and a coupon for 10% off items in the store such as Mexican vanilla and pecan pralines.

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    Riverwalk has more to offer than just the walk

    by jasta_305 Written Feb 28, 2005

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    The Riverwalk is a great place to go if you want to experience several place in one convenient stop. You can stop at the Aquarium/IMAX, shop in the mall, (also a good place to take a Cajun cooking class) or ride a ferry. Plus if you walk far enough there are outdoor performances. If you decide to talk a ferry or go to the aquarium, check out their combined ticket prices advertised in some of the tourist brochures, it is a better value and you can see more.

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    Fun at The Fudgery!

    by BuickMackane Written Jan 20, 2005

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    Nathalie loved The Fudgery!

    It doesn't matter whether you like fudge or not, because you will be absolutely delighted to watch the theatrics at The Fudgery. The jolly employees make the fudge right in front of you, and they laugh, sing and dance as they prepare it, encouraging audience participation. It was a happy interlude during our browsing at Riverwalk, and highly recommended to all!

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    Riverwalk next to Cafe Du Monde

    by jadedmuse Updated Aug 8, 2004

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    Sustenance required...

    aka, the Woldenberg Riverfront Park - the wooden promenade here provides perfect photo shots of St. Louis Cathedral, while affording a nice stroll along the Missisippi River, or just a respite to sit down and enjoy some eats. There are usually impromptu musicians or performers in the area as well. They're happy if you throw a dollar into their milk jug.

    Lately, there's been a guy who has a huge telescope that he positions next to Cafe Du Monde. We clearly saw one of the polar ice caps on the planet Mars last year (August 2003) when I was visiting New Orleans for a few days.

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    New Orleans' World Trade Center

    by Virtuous_Tourist Written Mar 5, 2004

    Yes, we have one too.
    Worth visiting is the "360", on the 33rd floor.
    This rotating bar makes a complete revolution every hour, overlooking greater New Orleans. You are required to buy drinks as you sit and enjoy the panoramic view.

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    Riverwalk Marketplace - The Mighty Mississippi

    by tafurojo Written Dec 28, 2003

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    Riverwalk / Mississippi RIver

    Make sure you take a stroll along the Mighty Mississippi at Riverwalk... its free and you can get great pictures of the river as well as listen to some good jazz music by the locals... don't forget to tip them a few bucks if they play your favorite tune!

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    Monument to the immigrant

    by tompt Written Nov 23, 2003

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    mounment to the immigrant

    A white Carrara marble monument created by local sculptor Franco Allesandrini. It is dedicated to the courageous men and women who left their homeland seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life in a new country.

    On one side, Miss Liberty faces the mighty Mississippi, while an immigrant family faces the French Quarter, where most immigrants lived when they came to this area.

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    Louisiana World Trade Center

    by aphrodyte Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Louisiana World Trade Center

    WTC New Orleans is a non-profit organization of 2,100 corporate and individual members housed in a 33 story building on the waterfront. The WTC has long been involved in conducting a wide range of trade promotion, educational, and legislative programs designed to enhance Louisiana's position in international trade, investment, transportation, banking, and other trade-related services, and to contribute to the state's overall economic development.

    The WTC Louisiana often houses forums and guest speakers as well as on-going foreign language classes

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