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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 800-800-0550
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Description: Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
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The center of the French Quarter pulses with excitement, Beautiful area with lots of street performers, artists, and plenty of people-watching opportunities. A must-see for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Paducah, Kentucky

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Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The center of the French Quarter pulses with excitement, Beautiful area with lots of street performers, artists, and plenty of people-watching opportunities. A must-see for the newbie to NOLA. Be aware that there are a lot of homeless people and quite a bit of panhandling. I went during the day and it was appropriate for children. I don't think I... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Most of my time here has been during French Quarter Festival, when it's the most pleasant place to spend part of your day enjoying the lawn, the music and the food. But it's always a center of musical and artistic activity and a lovely stroll when wandering through the quarter.

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Gladstone, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's nice to sit on a bench under a tree and relax after doing a lot of walking. There's music on the street and a variety of vendors. No body hassles you to look at their wares.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was nice to stroll through the park without panhandlers and solicitors. It was a beautiful park with nice plants and walking paths. It was nice to see families having picnics and enjoying the nice weather.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Jackson Square is always busy with lots of great street performers, their pets, some homeless folks carriages, and tourists. Just be courteous and remember you can say no thankyou to anything you don't want to do or watch. Get to know some locals they are your best resource for food and drinks. The local places near JS and the French... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There are many memories in old Jackson Square. I've been coming to jackson Square ever since I started traveling to New Orleans many years ago. I love to see the artists painting, the street performers doing their thing to entertain and just spending time on a bench people watching. people come here from all walks of life and you can... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for history, or just to enjoy the scenery. Have your cards read, explore the history of the Quarter, or just listen to some music

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Walking and sipping a iced coffee from Cafe DuMonde mad this a great afternoon. Be sure to stop in at the farmers market and the many little shops along the way. There are many restaurants that have live jazz drifting into the street to brighten up your stroll

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

New Orleans icon! Can't travel to New Orleans without visiting this attraction with musicians and artists. Cafe du Monde is right across the street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Jackson square is full of activities day and night. Singing, dancing, readings, henna and other artists surround the square. Fun to walk or grab a drink, sit and soak up the sounds. All ages. I know This is normally listed as a free place in publications, but as a performer I have to say if you were entertained, please tip... More 

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Address: Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 800-800-0550
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter

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