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Jackson Square

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
800-800-0550
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Ranked #11 of 174 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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Burnaby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Got to hear some really good local musicians from a guy playing a piano along with a bongo player to a full band playing some really nasty new Orleans type jazz lots of people dancing and having a good time really nice feel to the square

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square itself is the focal point for the historic, as opposed to the bawdy, French Quater. It is surrounded on three sides by shops, museums, St. Louis Cathedral, and restaurants. To visit New Orleans and not visit Jackson Square would be like visiting New York City and not visiting Central Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Park is centrally located on Decatur Street, near river and restaurants. That day artists were out & s was the sun. Don't mss this free historical park

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We stayed in New Orleans for a week and found ourselves wandering to Jackson Square several times, where we rested, enjoying the music and scenery. It is a great place to relax, away from the bustle of the other French Quarter areas. The square is surrounded by artists selling their works and some do portraits, or charicatures onsite. Along the... More

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Daphne, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is the central ,location from which everything in the French Quarter is measured.. .all directions are usually given using Jackson Square as the reference point. The lovely St Louis Cathedral is the centerpiece, surrounding by the Place de Arms (from the Spanish days) and the Pentalba Apartments. For newcomers or novices to the city, start out by walking to... More

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square is a must see if you are in New Orleans. The views of the cathedral are great and the square itself is very quaint. Around the square you will find all sorts of artists and it is really fun to view their work. We also were treated to two different groups of musicians playing songs. There are also... More

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

lovely garden area, peaceful to walk or sit on one of the benches and soak up new orleans air. beautiful buildings, museums, lively street musicians and palm readers if your inclined.

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The buildings and statues are beautiful. We were part of a tour that began and ended in the Square so we got to hear all of the history of the buildings, which made the experience even more meaningful. Surrounding the square there are numerous local artists set up selling their works. It is fascinating to wander around and perhaps pick... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Jackson Square is the place to be! It's near Café du Monde, The French Market, Royal Street, great restaurants and shops. It's also the place for ice cream and hot dog carts, palm readers and street performers. The is also where the horse (or donkey) drawn carriages hang out. We enjoyed some amazing music there.

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

You can just hang out here, and listen to the street music and admire the art work. At dusk, the artwork is replaced by Tarot card readers and fortune tellers. Interesting carryover from the voodoo traditions. Surrounded by lots of Cajun and Creole restaurants, it is anchored by Cafe Du Monde, which is a cheap and easy place for fried... More

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