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Ranked #31 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Bar/ Clubs

Reported to be the oldest bar in the USA.  Order a T-shirt while you are there, and take a look at the live music. The quality is inconsistent, but it's often fun or always... more »

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$53* and up
Ranked #32 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #33 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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$80* and up
Ranked #34 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
A huge museum dedicated to the history and culture of Louisiana.
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Ranked #35 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Jazz Bars
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$29* and up
Ranked #36 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes; Landmarks
This huge domed stadium is the home of the city's NFL team, the New Orleans Saints.
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Ranked #37 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: A National Historic Landmark, Old St. Patrick's Church is one of only two early landmarks of distinction left in Lafayette... more » Owner description: A National Historic Landmark, Old St. Patrick's Church is one of only two early landmarks of distinction left in Lafayette Square, the other being Gallier Hall. Irish immigrants built the Gothic-style church in 1840 to rival the French St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. « less
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$80* and up
Ranked #38 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums
Home to sea creatures from the Caribbean, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.
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$80* and up
Ranked #39 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: ; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The oldest surviving museum in Louisiana houses the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia, most of which is in... more » Owner description: The oldest surviving museum in Louisiana houses the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia, most of which is in vintage condition. « less
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$85* and up
Ranked #40 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks

  St Louis Cemetary No.3 is walking distance from the New Orleans Museum of Art. If you are traveling by car , there are newly paved roads to drive in and pick a spot in the... more »

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Ranked #41 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #42 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums
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Ranked #43 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks
Owner description: A visit to Woldenberg Park is like walking through a stately outdoor museum and gallery, with public art and historical sites... more » Owner description: A visit to Woldenberg Park is like walking through a stately outdoor museum and gallery, with public art and historical sites every where you look. « less
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Ranked #44 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Battlefields; National Parks

Good news from Chalmette Battlefield----it's now open. It's one of the six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and although one trail is closed at one... more »

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Ranked #45 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Built in 1826, this church served as a mortuary chapel for yellow fever victims during the 19th century.
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Ranked #46 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #47 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #48 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Eclectic collectors and professional browsers will love this six-mile long street which starts at the French Quarter and is... more » Owner description: Eclectic collectors and professional browsers will love this six-mile long street which starts at the French Quarter and is known worldwide for its antiques and art. « less
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Ranked #49 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Transportation
Owner description: See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing fancy, but kids are sure to love the pelicans and... more » Owner description: See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing fancy, but kids are sure to love the pelicans and photographers will love the sights on the way to historic Algiers. « less
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Ranked #50 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums
Owner description: The 19th-century building that housed the old Spanish government has been rebuilt as a museum covering the history of... more » Owner description: The 19th-century building that housed the old Spanish government has been rebuilt as a museum covering the history of Louisiana through the Civil War. « less
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Ranked #51 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Mysterious Sites; Specialty Shops
Haitian art, ritual candles, incense and fortune telling in the heart of The Bywater.
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Ranked #52 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Old U.S. Mint is the only mint that produced American and Confederate coinage. The mint was built in 1835 and ceased in... more » Owner description: The Old U.S. Mint is the only mint that produced American and Confederate coinage. The mint was built in 1835 and ceased in 1909. The Old U.S. Mint is currently the location of the Louisiana Historical Center, The New Orleans Jazz Club Collections of the Louisiana State Museum, and the new performing arts center. Visit to explore the history of minting, jazz, and free music performances! « less
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Ranked #53 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: House of Dance & Feathers is a cultural museum based on Ronald Lewis' participation in the culture of Mardi Gras Indians,... more » Owner description: House of Dance & Feathers is a cultural museum based on Ronald Lewis' participation in the culture of Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs & Skull and Bone Gangs. Opening hours are informal, so please telephone ahead to make an appointment.Ronald: I was working on my Mardi Gras Indian costumes for the Choctaw Hunters, a Mardi Gras Indian tribe I helped start in the Lower 9th Ward. While I was working on the suits, I had feathers and memorabilia all over the house. I came home one day & everything was in my backyard. My loving wife (who we call Minnie) said "I can't take this no more. You've got to find something to do with this." I moved the artwork into the shed and started putting up my various artifacts. The children in the community started calling it a museum and I gave it a name, "The House of Dance & Feathers", which means second lining and Mardi Gras Indians. I was at the point in my life where, "Okay, I can make a Mardi Gras Indian costume, but I want to educate the world about our great culture, how we do this, and why we are so successful at it even though the economics say we ain't supposed to be." Ronald created the museum in 2003, and then once again rebuilt in the wake of Katrina in 2005. Based at Ronalds house on Tupelo Street in the Lower 9th Ward, The House of Dance & Feathers is a unique experience as Ronald Lewis weaves his personal stories into each artifact in the museum and encourages a dialogue with his guests, so no two visits are ever the same. Although you'll arrive a stranger, you'll almost certainly leave as a friend.As well as being the museum's director and curator, Ronald W. Lewis, is the president of the Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Club, former Council Chief of the Choctaw Hunters, Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame inductee, 2008 King of Krewe de Vieux and a central character in Dan Baums best seller, Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death and Life in New Orleans. « less
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Ranked #54 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Rosetree Blown Glass Studio and Gallery specializes in the creation of blown art glass in the Venetian style of furnace work.... more » Owner description: Rosetree Blown Glass Studio and Gallery specializes in the creation of blown art glass in the Venetian style of furnace work. We have one of the largest contemporary art glass galleries in the South. 99% of the work in our gallery is created in our in-house studio. You can watch masters of the glassblowing art manipulate molten glass using two-thousand year old methods. « less
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Ranked #55 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks

This place is perfect if you're visiting New Orleans with smaller children. The larger city park in which the amusement park is located is beautiful.  There's a nice museum, a... more »

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Ranked #56 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Museums
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Ranked #57 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of... more » Owner description: Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. From art to architecture, gardens to gift shop, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Longue Vue. Longue Vue is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The last house tour is at 4 p.m. « less
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Ranked #58 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
This historic home, built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., now serves as a museum. Tours are available Monday-Friday.
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Ranked #59 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #60 of 190 attractions in New Orleans
Category: Cemeteries; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks
Located in the city's oldest cemetery, this temple is still in active use by practitioners of voodoo.
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