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Jackson Square

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
800-800-0550
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Ranked #7 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Traveler Description:  The historic center square of New Orleans, this perfectly manicured garden is great for people watching.  It was named one of "America's Great... more »
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Ithaca NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Every visit to the French Quarter has to start at Jackson Square. Don't forget to stop at Cafe du Monde for coffee and beignet!

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I enjoy going to the Cathedral its beautiful plus its just a nice place to walk around and take in NOLA.

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Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

On one end of Jackson Square you will find horse drawn carriages and on the other you will find fortune tellers and the occasional brass dixieland band. Between the two you will find artist selling their paintings and homeless people. Right next to Jackson square is a good museum and across the street from Jackson Square is Cafe Du Monde.... More

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Albany, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Truly among the most iconic spaces in the United States. A must see when in NOLA! Lots of things happening... Dance groups, second lines, fortune tellers, preachers, singers, and even sighted beyonce. 'Nuf said ;)

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Houston, Tx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The only negative aspect of Jackson Square was the weather--boiling hot. But we knew to expect that since we visited in August. It's got a beautiful shaded square, tons of local artists and palm readers for atmosphere, and is in the center of all the action.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Jackson square is the centerpiece to New Orleans' legendary French Quarter. The iconic Saint Louis Cathedral, local artists (both con and otherwise) shopping their wares on the square, and famous statue of Andrew Jackson all combine for some fantastic photo opportunities. Across Decatur Street we watched street performers do an impressive acrobatics show and then stopped at the legendary Cafe... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very photographic, near the river so you would include it in your walk of the city. Close to markets...Would recommend a visit.

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Fort Wayne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The popular St. Louis Church is an iconic background of Jackson Square. Beautiful architecture, plenty of shops and restaurants, museums and lots of art. From paintings and drawings to statues and live music.

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Orlando
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Good experience. Many people visiting the are on the day I visited. Lots to see and glad the tourism business is thriving. A snapshot of New Orleans

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful atmosphere, diverse people, culture. local jazz n NO music all on a beautiful sunny day in Jackson Square.

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