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New Orleans City Bus Tour
"Enjoy a grand overview of New Orleans dubbed ‘The City That Care Forgot’ on this comprehensive sightseeing coach tour. Start in the world-famous French Quarter a quaint mysterious area where the sights and sounds abound. Head to historic Jackson Square home of the Cabildo and Presbytere museums and visit a historical cemetery
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New Orleans City Bus Tour
"Enjoy a grand overview of New Orleans dubbed ‘The City That Care Forgot’ on this comprehensive sightseeing coach tour. Start in the world-famous French Quarter a quaint mysterious area where the sights and sounds abound. Head to historic Jackson Square home of the Cabildo and Presbytere museums and visit a historical cemetery
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3 hour City Tour
"You'll spend an unforgettable three hours on our comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus while getting an overview of New Orleans and experiencing the history and culture of the Creoles with your licensed tour guide. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without seeing the highlights of our city and the some of the areas affected by Katrina’s flood waters. You will see Jackson S St. Louis Cathedral the Cabildo and the French Market. Your tour guide will also give you an overview of the “French Quarter” pointing out areas of interest so that you can explore them later at your own pace.On the way to the “Dueling Oaks” of New Orleans’ City Park
From $106.00

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A short tour at Lake Pontchartrain

If you like exercising on a bike (I mean a real one, not a torture device you may have in an apartment or find in the health (?) clubs of hotels), why not go to Lake Pontchartrain, just to see how it...
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kokoryko
Jul 25, 2011

Just AFTER Katrina

The city is shaped like a bowl with high ground surrounding it, so when water overflows the levees or enters by way of a waterway, then the city center suffers. Along the lake this was pretty evident...
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atufft
Feb 06, 2007

Go to the Lake!

Lake Pontchartrain that is, which is now clean enough to have water activities! Gone are the days of Pontchartrain Beach, but the boaters are always out, and the lakefront always attracts families,...
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Mar 18, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Lake Pontchartrain

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City Park

City Park is one of America's greatest and largest urban park. In fact it suppose to be larger than New York's Central Park. The park is 1,300 acre (5.3 km²) in size. It was laid out in the mid 1800's...
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Metairie Cemetery

Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery offers a FREE self-guided CD audio tour and map. Just go to the sales office and ask - you leave your drivers licence as collateral, but there is no charge. This is a...
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Longue Vue House & Gardens

Although we were hoping to tour an Antebellum plantation or two, they were not in the general vicinity of the city so we had to leave that for a future visit. Longvue House and Gardens, however, was a...
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Museum of Art - NOMA

Outside of the New Orleans Museum of Art is a magnificent sculpture garden known as the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. This probably the best and largest sculpture garden I have ever visited. On display...
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

Cemeteries in small villages can be very moving and romantic, picturesque; it is not exactly the case for St Louis Cemetery 3, but we are here in a big city and despite it is more than 100 years old,...
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Pitot House

On a bank of scenic Bayou St. John, This was the home of James Pitot, first American Mayor of the City of New Orleans. It is done in West-Indies style colonial architecture. House Tours are about $5...
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