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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 172 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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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A very interesting historical area with a nice park area surrounded but typical French Quarter buildings. Small shops and a great view of both the park, church and Mississippi river. Plenty of horse drawn carriages for hire to ride through the French Quarter. Oh and don't forget to visit Cafe Du Monde for Coffee & Beignets!

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Coral Springs, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We took a walk around Jackson Square to enjoy the activity, music and architecture. Don't miss this area. To me, it is part of the beauty of NOLA.

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Windsor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you love to shop, eat, drink and just enjoy the day….you must walk around the Jackson Square area. You will surely not regret it!

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San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Cool spot to people watch, state visitor center very helpful in lower pantalba building. There were two brass bands in front of the cathedral where we stopped to listen, and we said a little prayer in the beautiful church

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Have your fortune told, buy artwork, listen to music or just sit and people watch. You can get a horse and carriage ride here also. I was amazed at how clean the area was.

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McKinney, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square is a beautiful park located in the middle of the French Quarter in front of the beautiful St. Louis cathedral. It is well manicured and surrounded by musicians, fortune tellers and artist selling their work. It is also where you can hire a carriage for a tour of the quarter.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We took the street car to Jackson Square and walked around looking at all the artist paintings. It was like I was on a movie set. Everyone was so friendly and don't be afraid to haggle with the artiest about the prices. Found some great art work. But don't be to cheap, remember they are painting for a living. Love... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed Jackson square it has a beautiful cathedral. I also had one of the psychic's do a reading on me she did and amazing job!!"

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Prairieville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The "Square" provided us with its ever-beautiful scenery which only added to our special day. The St. Louis Cathedral is as beautiful and world-renowned attraction as ever!

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Pasadena, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Thanksgiving weekend this place was a feast for the senses. Artists, street musicians, and other performers made it delightfully festive. Around the square are many shops with a huge array products. Coffee with chicory, perfumes, clothing, and souvenirs. And the glorious St. Louis cathedral is the centerpiece for it all. Don't forget to go to the overlook for the Mississippi... More

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