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Jackson Square

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
800-800-0550
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Ranked #8 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Description: Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square is in the heart of the action in French Quarter. Close to Bourbon street, Cafe Du Monde, Streetcar access. Great for taking pictures, lots of people, street vendors, art to purchase from streets or galleries around Jackson Square. Would definitely go back and take it all in the next French Quarter festival. Lots of food vendors setup inside... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The talent to be found here is amazing. The local artists are very interesting to talk to, and the music is always great. You can even get your fortune read if you're into that. I'm sure it would be interesting, at least.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We did the mule carriage tour of the French Quarter and St. Louis #1 Cemetery. Our guide I thought was good, but he was more interested in telling us of movies being shot there than heavy history. I enjoyed the info he shared, by some may be put off by the lack of historical substance of his guide talk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Went for the quarter and bourbon street. Fell in love w/ the square. Beautiful, and get your creole fix, beignets at Du Monde, and Central Grocery Muffaletta. nuff said

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

NOLA is so different from where ever you were ever ! and Jackson Square is the heart of FQ and you can just sit there and listen to the free jaz bands playing

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Not only are you a couple hundred feet from a view of the Mississippi, but, within steps of the Presbytere (which houses an astonishing, uncluttered walk through the catastrophe that was (and still is) Katrina, as well as a in-depth look at the origin and history of Mardi Gras. Next door is the Cabildo, which houses the Louisiana Purchase Agreement... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

One of the few patches of green space in the French Quarter. Jackson Square provides for a serene setting to contemplate all that is around you. Take a break from Bourbon Street and come and smell the flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square is a lovely little park within the French Quarter. It was a wonderful place to picnic, soak up the sun & watch people go by. And as usual in New Orleans, you could hear jazz in the background. I definitely want to go back!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to sit and listen to street musicians, check out local artists and people watch. There are psychics, take a trip in a carriage and get the history of New Orleans. Also, several great restaurants.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were there for the French Quarter Festival so probably had a different view of it than most, but this square is a must see when in town. Enjoy the street musicians and artists too.

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