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New Orleans Treme' Walking Tour
"Treme' (pronounced Tre-May) sits adjacent to the French Quarter and is the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States. Treme' is a vibrant area steeped in music and culture. Come explore this iconic gem and revel in New Orleans Jazz histor the birthplace of such Jazz greats as Alphonse Picou and Trombone shorty.Treme' was originally settled by Free People of Color; often referred to as Creoles whose unique experience helped shape the civil rights movement. It is the hallmark of African-American history not to be missed. Today Treme' is home to artists musicians and craftsmen and is a living breathing
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

River Cruises Tips (11)

riverboat cruise

a fun thing to do in new orleans is to take a mississippi riverboat cruise. there are several replica riverboats docked near the east end of canal street and next to the riverwalk shopping center....
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doug48
Jan 12, 2012

C'mon and take a free ride!

The Mississippi is such a huge piece of the NOLA story that climbing aboard some kind of river-going vessel is a must. The Canal Street Ferry leaves every 15 minutes from the foot of Canal Street and...
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goodfish
Aug 21, 2011

The Big Muddy

The Mississippi is the raison d'etre of real life in New Orleans. My opinion is that a visitor ought to get out on the river at least once during their trip.The four main ways to do this are:a) Take...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

Ride the Currents of the Muddy Mississipp'

The history and culture of New Orleans is inextricably intertwined with the great Mississippi River. New Orleans itself is located approximately one hundred miles upriver from the Caribbean Sea but...
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starship
Jan 06, 2006

Cruise the Mississippi on the Cajun Queen

The Cajun Queen is a small river boat docked just outside of the Audubon Aquarium. For a small fee ($15 adults, $10 kids--kids 5 and under are free) you can take a relaxing and scenic 1 hour cruise of...
peach93
Jun 03, 2005

Take a cruise on the Mississippi!

I took a late afternoon (1 hour) cruise on the Cajun Queen. The cruise was OK, but it really depends on what other traffic is on the river as to how interesting it is. The section we cruised down and...
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jerokee_528
Mar 23, 2005

Mississippi River Cruise

One of the nicest things we did (and only just made the last cruise of the afternoon on our last day) was the one hour harbour cruise. There are several types - a battlefield/lunch cruise, dinner jazz...
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keeweechic
Jun 11, 2003

Mississippi river

The Mississippi River is an important part of New Orleans. The water looks brown but this is due to the silt coming from the Mississippi Delta. In New Orleans you can enjoy this river by taking a...
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Helga67
May 13, 2003

Steamboat Cruise on the Mississippi

Steamboat Cruise on the Mississippi Rivera wonderful way to spend a few hoursNew Orleans Steamboat Company
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John_P_LSU
Mar 06, 2003

Definitely go for a ride on a...

Definitely go for a ride on a Mississippi river boat while you're in New Orleans. It'll give you a feel for what made the city what it is today.
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DesertRat
Aug 24, 2002

If you want to see the city...

If you want to see the city from the River you have to take a river cruise. Or if you prefer to see the city/river by land take the Riverfront Trolley. Either one or even both are great fun.
KristinaLMF
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near New Orleans

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

This small chapel was built in 1826, which makes it the oldest chuch still standing in the city. It was built close to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, just outside of the French Quarter, at the peak of the...
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Wax Museum

Visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum which contains wax sculptures that chronicle the history of New Orleans. The attached picture is of Madame LaLaurie torturing her slaves in the attic of the...
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French Quarter Walking Tour

The Le Monde Creole tour in the French Quarter is excellent. They take you into several private courtyards in the quarter. This tour costs a little more but is worth it to get into the courtyards. The...
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Superdome

the superdome sports arena is home to the new orleans saints NFL football team and the annual sugarbowl college football bowl game. the superdome also hosts rock concerts and other events through out...
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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

While you're walking around Jackson Square you'll see the 1850 House which is apart of the Louisiana State Museums. "The Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter...
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Pharmacy Museum

Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies....
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