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Ranked #1 of 165 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 #2 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums

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

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Ranked #3 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums; History Museums; Cultural
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 #4 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.
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Ranked #5 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Specialty Shops; Cultural
This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Category: Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
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 #9 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
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 #10 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
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Ranked #12 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; 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 #13 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
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Ranked #14 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.
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Ranked #16 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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Ranked #17 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

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 #18 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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 #19 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
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Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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 #20 of 165 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 #21 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-5.
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Ranked #22 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
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Ranked #23 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Trams; Transportation; Other
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 #25 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; Zoos/Aquariums

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 #26 of 165 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 #27 of 165 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 #28 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

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 #29 of 165 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This 19th-century house offers demonstrations of what life was like for a typical Creole family in the 1800s.
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Ranked #30 of 165 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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