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Ranked #1 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The mission of this museum focuses on the remembrance and celebration of the American Spirit, teamwork, courage and sacrifice... more » Owner description: The mission of this museum focuses on the remembrance and celebration of the American Spirit, teamwork, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who served during World War II. « less
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Ranked #2 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and... more » Owner description: Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. « less
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Ranked #3 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums

Over 60 thought provoking sculptures in a beautiful subtropical setting. more »

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Ranked #4 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.
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Ranked #5 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Shops; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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Ranked #6 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Tours
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Ranked #7 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

 The historic center square of New Orleans, this perfectly manicured garden is great for people watching.  It was named one of "America's Great Public Spaces" in 2012 by the... more »

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Ranked #8 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
Owner description: This park is filled with graceful Spanish Oaks and has open spaces perfect for all sorts of recreational activities and... more » Owner description: This park is filled with graceful Spanish Oaks and has open spaces perfect for all sorts of recreational activities and dog-walking. « less
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Ranked #9 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #10 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums; History Museums
History museum offering information on the culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.
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Ranked #11 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Jazz Bars; Performances; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Historic and inexpensive jazz venue may not serve food or drinks, but the music it serves up is first rate.
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Ranked #12 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Historic Walking Areas
An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
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Ranked #13 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #14 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Neighborhoods
A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.
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Ranked #15 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #16 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries
This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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Ranked #17 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Flea/ Street Markets
Owner description: The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse... more » Owner description: The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city. « less
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Ranked #18 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography, self-taught art, ceramics and mixed media by Southern... more » Owner description: The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography, self-taught art, ceramics and mixed media by Southern artists. « less
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Ranked #19 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-5.
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Ranked #20 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Take a worldwide safari through Asia, Africa, Australian Outback and the Louisiana Swamp to view more than 1,500 animal... more » Owner description: Take a worldwide safari through Asia, Africa, Australian Outback and the Louisiana Swamp to view more than 1,500 animal species. « less
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Ranked #21 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Religious Sites
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Ranked #22 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; National Parks

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is actually several parks combined under one name.  The park has a big mission -- to tell the story of the place and the people... more »

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Ranked #23 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries
Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Ranked #24 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Built on the site of the residence of Capuchin monks in 1793, the site is part of the Louisiana State Museum complex and... more » Owner description: Built on the site of the residence of Capuchin monks in 1793, the site is part of the Louisiana State Museum complex and houses the Louisiana Portrait Gallery and historical exhibits. « less
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Ranked #25 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. Come see how Mardi Gras is made... more » Owner description: Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. Come see how Mardi Gras is made and get up close to Mardi Gras' grandest floats and sculptures. « less
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Ranked #26 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Trams
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Ranked #27 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites

This raised center hall house was built in 1826, for wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier. Named for two famous former residents, the Confederate general Pierre Gustave Toutant... more »

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Ranked #28 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Trams; Transportation
Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and... more » Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines. « less
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Ranked #29 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums

Various areas of the museum include a place where you are "shrunk" to insect size, live encounters with insects, and a place where you can sample "insect cuisine".  Audubon... more »

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Ranked #30 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries
The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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