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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 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We loved the music performers on the street. They were fun and very talented. My daughters (ages 8 and 13) felt like they were performing JUST for them!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This square is one of the centers of new orleans culture with street musicians, starving artists and some history to boot. The cathedral is worth a visit, very somber and reverent (gentleman remove your hats). A must do to any french quarter visitor!

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NY
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the carriage ride from Jackson Square and it was a lot of fun. Very informative for 1st timers to NOLA. Very pretty area.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It hardly matters which group is playing a jazz concert in front of the cathedral, it is always special. This area is part of the reason New Orleans is so unique. A visit to New Orleans without a visit to Jackson Square is like a day without sunshine.

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Bowie, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You have to stop by here while in NOLA! See the cathedral and the architecture, and listen to the jazz bands that are always in the square. It's a must see while in New Orleans!

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely square for soaking up the atmosphere, great jazz, Muriels restaurant is worth a visit, food fantastic. Very enjoyable!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Jackson square is a must to just relax and people watch. Its a beautiful park and very clean. As we sat and relaxed we were pleasantly surprised by all the pop up jazz bands that started to play and then by the weddings that were happening in St Louis Cathedral. New Orleans is an amazing place and you haven't experienced... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go to take pictures and feel the energy of the area. the park, church and locals make this a must.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are a people watcher, this is the place to go. Not quite as wild as Bourbon Street at night, this is a little tamer with many musicians and artists plying their trades.

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square is beautiful! You have to visit this area if you come to NOLA. It is a great place to watch people day or night. There is almost always someone performing music. Several people were doing psychic readings. Others were selling there art. It is a meet up place for several tours. St. Louis cathedral is a gorgeous church.... More

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