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Carousel Gardens

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Address: 1 Dreyfous, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-483-9356

Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.

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Celebration In the Oaks was Awesome!

We've been to Carousel Gardens several times and love this place. We most recently went for Celebration In the Oaks. We bought tickets online and they opened the gates about 15... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 4, 2016
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We've been to Carousel Gardens several times and love this place. We most recently went for Celebration In the Oaks. We bought tickets online and they opened the gates about 15 mins early. The lights are great and my the kids love all the rides. There was only one ride closed (the scrambler) and they have a new slide (which... More 

Thank latraveler393
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I hadn't been to the Carousel Gardens since I was a little kid, when we came here for Jingle Bells and Beer. I really need to make more of a point to come to this part of the park! The park itself is large and there are a lot of rides geared mainly towards small kids, tweens and teenagers. Some... More 

Thank Marielle S
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Amazed that so much fun is hidden in beautiful gardens! Very clean including the grounds and bathrooms. Staff was very friendly! Will visit every chance we get.

1 Thank NatComeaux
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Went with my 6yo niece on Saterday, June 4. Entrance is $4 and it's $4 per ride ticket. Do the math and buy the $22 wristband that includes entrance and unlimited rides. We had a blast on every single ride, especially the Ladybug Roller Coaster! Overall, a great value at $22 per person. The entrance fee also includes access to... More 

2 Thank PIETER B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We were really struggling to find kid friendly things to do on our trip to New Orleans! This was awesome!! My little girl loved it! We would definitely be regulars if we lived closer!

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Morinville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Our young child had a great time at that park. Lots to do for a 4 year old and no line up. In a couple of hours, we could do all the rides and even repeat some. Rides are well maintained, the majority of the staff was quite caring and some rides had obviously just been updated. Buying a bracelet... More 

1 Thank canadianquebecer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

My family loves to go to this amusement park! There are rides and fun here for all ages! We've been attending this park for many years.

1 Thank Jodie E
Morgan City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to New Orleans for weekend trips for 10+ years. I never knew Carousel Gardens existed until I finally went to Celebration in the Oaks for Christmas last year. We went on a Saturday and it was not crowded. There were hardly any wait times at any of the rides. The park is very clean, unlimited ride... More 

1 Thank Crissy H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

We just finished mini golf across the parking lot and the kids (11 and 14) wanted to ride a few of the rides. (I really think that Storyland is definitely for the younger kids, as you have to go through it to get to the park). Nonetheless, my daughter was a fan of the Musik Express ride and we all... More 

1 Thank dcb0602
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015

I highly recommend you buy the full day pass if you are a tourist. It is good from 10:00-10:00 and my 5.5 yr old loved all the classic rides. I think it may be a bit too young for children over 8 yrs but perfect for the 4-7 year-old range. We had a great time and loved that we could... More 

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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