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The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA

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1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124
Lakeview District
+1 504-658-4100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This free sculpture garden is so beautiful with many sculptures. The paths are level except for a bridge across a small pond with 1-step up. A map of the garden is available at the entrance. Large variety of artistic styles.....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mmaryw
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a surprisingly nice place to visit. There as so many sculptures around and they all tell you where they are from. Worth the trip out here. Really nice especially on a sunny day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bjeronimo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This sculpture garden, set behind the art museum in City Park, is a quiet and reflective spot in the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. Admission is free, the grounds are large, and the sculptures themselves are evocative and interesting. (There are bathrooms available as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank schroederjt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a fine garden with a little lake, walking paths and even a few bridges. The sculptures are well displayed, with clear signage. They're spread out a bit so maybe the museum is expecting more to be added. It's part of the regular museum but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sculpture garden is located in City Park. It opens daily at 10am. This is a part of New Orleans Museum of Art, however you can go to the sculpture garden for free. There is a total of 64 sculptures but we didn’t get to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jodih792
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treasure. NOMA is missable, but this place is not. The collection of pieces is special and rare, and the setting is simply gorgeous. Plus you can get beignets at Morning Call when you are done.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom, adult son, and I stopped here and my mom was concerned that she wouldn't be able to walk all the way around because of her hips. This was just the right size for her. Sculptures were fun. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rsilly11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it. It was fabulous walking around this expansive sculpture garden both with classic, modern and contemporary sculptures. The garden is in the process of being expanded, so some of the areas were blocked off. I love George Segal’s work and I was disappointing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OBD2142
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small sculpture museum is really special as it combines modern/contemporary pieces with the big New Orleans’ trees. It has a small lake. The museum should take you less than one hour to visit but it is worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MTorre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice sculpture garden near the New Orleans Museum of Art. One of the highlights of my visit to the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
I did some further research ... and the official guidelines are "pets are not allowed" ...
October 19, 2016|
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Response from Kathryn W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but my guess would be yes. Check the website for New Orleans Museum of Art.