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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
Phone Number: 800-800-0550

Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.

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Beautiful, majestic, and fun too!

After the bustling French Quarter streets, Jackson Square is roomy, beautiful with the cathedral and trees and ironwork, and a place to relax and breathe. We have walked through... read more

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After the bustling French Quarter streets, Jackson Square is roomy, beautiful with the cathedral and trees and ironwork, and a place to relax and breathe. We have walked through several times; sometimes there are musicians playing, making such a pleasant and unique vibe that attracts people. Great place to people-watch.

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Chattanooga, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really pretty area but wonder if the locals ever visit this area. It was made for the tourists if you get my meaning. Everyone needs to visit at least one time. The best part is the history and Andrew Jackson by far.

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the heart of New Orleans. St. Louis Cathedral on one side and the Mississippi river levies on the other side. Catch a carriage ride on the Mississippi side and tour the French Quarter you get a history lesson and a tour of the Quarter. Yes you will find the areas outside the fenced in area infested with homeless,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very beautiful location in New Orleans. The cathedral is beautiful and horse carriages add a distinctive touch to New Orleans. There is a lot of great architecture in this city. Young children will be far more impressed with the horses and running up and down the stairs across from the cathedral. Great view of Natchez from the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jackson Square is the focal point, heartbeat and symbol of a great city. New Orleans has always presented Jackson Square as its Architectural Symbol, it's beyond an icon. What amazes me is how the place is laid out, you go in the garden part and look out it's evident that it is a lot bigger than you thought when you... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Homeless are very aggressive here, and for our family of 5 that definitely takes this experience down a couple notches.This is a square block of greenery,right in front of St. Louis Cathedral. There are some artists that hang their wares on the fence around the park, and some musicians playing as well, the typical people that spray paint their bodies... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much there but flowers and a statue but you can catch a horse drawn carriage at Jackson square street vendors around the park and central grocery nearby nice for lunch

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great area of New Orleans to spend time, lots to do in this area, sight see, shop, eat and just sit and enjoy the sounds.

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an attraction in NO that is worth the time. See it before the PC crowd demands it's removal.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jackson Square is a very Historic place in New Orleans, with St. Louis Cathedral being there. It is the oldest Catholic Church in America. The statue of Andrew Jackson on His Mount was great. The Street Bands in Jackson Square, give you a real feel for New Orleans Jazz. There are also a lot of street vendors in the square... More 

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.