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Ranked #1 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Jamie Hayes Gallery offers a unique selection of Jamie's New Orleans style Art Prints, Children’s Books, Dolls and Fine Art.... more » Owner description: Jamie Hayes Gallery offers a unique selection of Jamie's New Orleans style Art Prints, Children’s Books, Dolls and Fine Art. His popular themes include Kitties, Music, Mardi Gras and NOLA style designs. « less
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Ranked #2 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
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Category: ; History Museums; Military Museums; Specialty Museums; 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 #3 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums

Over 60 thought provoking sculptures in a beautiful subtropical setting.  There is a free audio tour that is available via visitors' cell phones.  Contact the front desk window at... more »

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Ranked #4 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
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Category: Nature and Parks
One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.
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Ranked #6 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
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Ranked #7 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher in the French Quarter. The Royal Street... more » Owner description: The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher in the French Quarter. The Royal Street location offers free rotating exhibitions and guided tours, including the Williams Residence tour (a tour of the home of the museum's founders) and the Architecture and Courtyards tour. Tours are $5/person; check our website for tour times. The Williams Research Center, at 410 Chartres Street, houses our vast collection of materials relating to the history and culture of the Gulf Coast, Louisiana, and New Orleans, which is available to the public. Admission to the Research Center is free, and appointments are not necessary. The Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art at 400 Chartres Street showcase visual art made in or by Louisianans. Admission is free. The Williams Research Center and the Nelson Galleries are open Tues-Sat. « less
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Ranked #8 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Shops; Historic Walking Areas
This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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Ranked #9 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
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Category: Nature and 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 #11 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

 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 #12 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
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Ranked #13 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.
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Ranked #15 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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Ranked #16 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and 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 #17 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Neighborhoods; Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
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 192 attractions in New Orleans
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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 #19 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; 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 #20 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Trams; Transportation
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Ranked #21 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-5.
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Ranked #22 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; 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 #23 of 192 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 #24 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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 #25 of 192 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 #26 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

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 #27 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings from European painters like Picasso and Degas.
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Ranked #28 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy Museum includes cures for anything that ails you... more » Owner description: Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy Museum includes cures for anything that ails you including voodoo potions and other weird medicines. « less
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Ranked #29 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Art Museums; 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 #30 of 192 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This 19th-century house offers demonstrations of what life was like for a typical Creole family in the 1800s.
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