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Jackson Square

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Historic walking areas, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 800-800-0550
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Description: Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
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Great place, fun to visit. Many of the Mardi Gras decorations were still up, making for a festive atmosphere. Many street performers were out. Lots of fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Camillus, New York
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Camillus, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Great place, fun to visit. Many of the Mardi Gras decorations were still up, making for a festive atmosphere. Many street performers were out. Lots of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a terrific place to mingle during your visit to the French Quarter. It's a fun place to hang out to listen to the live music and people watch. During the day it is safe to bring the family, though at night, just to be safe, maybe leave the kids at home. We didn't have any negative experience, but... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Took some great pictures across the street by the cannon on N. Perez st. Near Cafe Dumonde and the river.

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Winter Haven
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is the heart of the French quarter, the beautiful cathedral is open to the public, unfortunately not on the day I was there The park in front of it is nice to sit in and people watch, plenty of things to take photos of and also one of the places Elvis filmed in when he filmed King Creole The... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a nice area with a lot of historic scenery. Carriage rides that do narrative tours through the French Quarter pick up and drop off at the south gate. Cafe du Monde is also at the south gate and a must do. The square is surrounded by musicians, artists, psychics, human statues and other interesting folks. It is a... More 

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Encinitas, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Lots of local art and live music all throughout the square. Across the street from Café du Monde for your beneigts.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Super touristy, but kitschy and interesting. We saw a good magician there, avoided the palm readers. It was nice during the week when it was pretty empty. On the weekend it looks like the scene out of a movie where your wallet gets stolen.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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198 reviews 198 reviews
135 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Walking around Jackson Square there is an array of artwork and artists along the fence line. Periodically some musicians make an appearance. It is a lovely square with a beautiful garden and church.

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Ruston, Louisiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very unique and special place, which so much history and culture. With great photo opps, Cafe Du Monde, the horse drawn carriages, and the street performers it is awesome.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Jackson Square is just full of the most diverse group of people you may ever have seen in one place - artists working in various mediums, fortune-tellers, street performers, musicians, horse-drawn carriages, tourists, commercial photographers - just to mention a few. Spend a little time there and just enjoy.

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