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  • 26. Mardi Gras World

    I took the boat across the Mississippi with a friend and walked along the riverfront. About 10 minutes or so and then we climbed down a very steep, grassy hill to get into the storage space of Mardi...

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  • 27. Audubon Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As Audubon Park is rather big and quiet, there is some wildlife, specially, birds; yo may spot some nesting colonies of Heron above the small river running through the park or see Ibis (picture 1)...

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  • 28. City Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 29. Walking Tours

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you are coming to New Orleans anytime soon, whether it be the Super Bowl or Mardi Gras, you HAVE check out Creole PubCrawl. They go around to some really interesting bars and restraunts in New...

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  • 30. Washington Artillery Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Washington Artillery Battalion is one of the older militia units dating back to 1838 when it was formed from private funds. The battalion was formed to support the Washington Regiment which was...

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  • 31. Museum of Art - NOMA

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 32. Metairie Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 33. Harrah's Casino

    Last minute decision to eat something at Harrah's and play a few games, we sat at a bar with poker games for awhile---as long as you are playing, the drinks are free! Had a few and then moseyed down...

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  • 34. Streetcars - St Charles Avenue

    If you plan on going for a ride on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, you might as well make it all the way to the Audubon Park/University District. Like the Garden District, this part of the city was...

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  • 35. Voodoo

    Even if shopping is not one of your highest priorities, you will want to visit Reverend Zombie's House of Voodoo Shop...if you dare! I got chills up and down my spine when I entered the door! A...

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  • 36. Cabildo - Lousiana State Museum

    The Cabildo was built by the Spanish in the late 1790's as their seat of government. It was the site of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 of the transfer. Today it houses a very fine...

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  • 37. Old Ursuline Convent

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This old convent is the oldest building in the entire Mississippi Valley. It was established in 1752 by The Sisters of Ursula. It was used to teach school, house orphan girls and to tend to the ill....

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  • 38. Superdome

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We saw the Superdome on the way in from the airport, and of course when we took the New Orleans tour, they mentioned it again. On their website, I thought that it looked like a giant hamburger all lit...

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  • 39. Confederate Museum - Memorial Hall

    Next to the Ogden Museum of Fine Art and across the street from the WW II Museum is the Confederate Memorial Hall. The building is a gorgeous late 19th century hall which houses memorabilia relating...

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  • 40. Presbytere - Louisiana State Museum

    The Presbytere is located on the right side of the St. Louis Cathedral. It is actually two museums in one. On the ground floor are exhibits dedicated to Hurricane Katrina and also to earlier...

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  • 41. Oak Alley Plantation

    There are many different group bus tours available in New Orleans that will take you to the plantations and swamps. We opted for the cheaper and more flexible approach and decided to do our research...

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  • 42. Joan of Arc

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Of course, everybody knows that Jeanne d’Arc is the holy patroness of France, but I did not know she was a revered person in New Orleans, but after all, French were rulers here for some time, and they...

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  • 43. Pontalba Buildings

    The 1850 House is located in the Lower Pontalba Buildings and is now part of the Louisiana State Museum. Visitors are invited to go on a self-guided tour of the former residence, and there's plenty of...

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  • 44. Streetcars

    If staying in the French Quarter/Business District, Catch the Green Line on Royal Street and it takes you through the Garden District/uptown. $1.25 per person (owe way) and lasts around 1 ½ hours to...

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  • 45. Jean Lafitte National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The single most decisive America victory of the War of 1812 happened here but unfortunately due to slow communications it happened a few weeks after the peace treaty had been signed. It was hear that...

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  • 46. Lake Pontchartrain

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 47. Canal Street

    Argueably the most famous street in New Orleans is Bourbon Street. Canal Street must be a close second. When I do a search on Bourbon Street in New Orleans I get half a million hits, and about the...

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  • 48. Creole Queen Paddlewheeler

    This was our first cruise on a Paddlewheel boat! It was well worth it. This was a Battlefield lunch cruise. The food was authentic Cajun food, just what we were looking for on our first New Orleans...

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  • 49. Cemetery Tours

    New Orleans is full of amazing history. The city is surrounded by grave yards that hold so many stories of days gone by. I actually enjoy walking through grave yards and reading the stone heads. I...

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  • 50. Jazz

    If you like Jazz this is the place .. lots of it here. Our first visit I was expect zydeco music but they informed me that "low country music" .. and seemed offended at the question. Honestly not a...

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Comments (1)

  • CruisingGoddess's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I hope to visit New Orleans one day soon.

    • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
      Dec 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      What! G, come on! Mardi Gras is pure joy. Live Life! "Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler" :-)

    • giampiero6's Profile Photo
      Dec 11, 2012 at 7:57 AM

      Hahaha...every local will tell you, experience NO during other times for the real deal. But as you can see from my Halloween pages, I do love a big carneval. ;)