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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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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Jackson square is where it all began, with the original government buildings, the Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, the beautiful Pontalba apartment buildings on either side . They are still real apartments, one half owned by the city, the other half by the state. Sitting just across the street at the iconic Cafe du Monde, sipping dark balk coffee with mild... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fenced in center of things. Surrounded by artists, fortune tellers, entertainers. Benches for a rest, impressive statue of Jackson.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
66 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Such a great part of town to walk around, take in the sights and maybe just sit and enjoy the street performers for a while. The city really comes alive in Jackson Square.

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Whistler, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Was there for the French Quarter Festival and Jackson Square was flowing with beautiful artists and music.

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Letchworth ,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit New Orleans during the French Quarter Festival and spent time enjoying the music in Jackson park .Worth visiting the cathedral while here .

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square (originally known as Place d'Armes) is a must if you're going to visit New Orleans. A statue of Andrew Jackson, the general at the battle of N.O. stands in the Square. The shops are fantastic all around the Square. At the north end is the St. Louis cathedral that is a beautiful old church. La Petite theater is... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love walking in this area on a nice sunny day, we stop and sit on the steps, watch the street performers. Then we walk about two blocks to Maspero's Restaurant for a nice seafood lunch. We walk to visited several shops in the French Quarter take your pick clothes, shoes, antiques, jewelry & souvenir shops. We ended our day... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In addition to the vast park in the square, there is an abundence of local street performers and artists. Cafe du Monde is nearby on the riverside of the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is another must see area in the French Quarter. The attractions here are either free or very cheap. We started out with the French Market which is like a flea market, lots of shopping and food. It is very close to the river and other shops. You have many artists performing on the street and the acts vary from... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is where all the carriage tours start (unless your paying for a hotel-pick-up) and it is beautiful to see. The square itself is stunning. Extremely crowded, and for good reason, awesome shops, boutiques, and bars on both sides. An awesome view of the water is a short stroll away as well. This is a fantastic romantic spot!

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