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“Fascinating and horrifying tour”

Post-Katrina City Tour
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans
Ranked #119 of 219 Tours in New Orleans
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fascinating and horrifying tour”
Reviewed November 13, 2010

The bus takes you to several of the neighborhoods where the flooding was the worst and you can actually see the canals which overtopped their walls. It was so much more devastating than we saw on TV, much more than the blighted Ninth Ward. The tour guide really makes you realize how much was lost: how many hospitals, strip malls, grocery stores, car dealerships and all the revenue and taxes they used to generate. The huge Hyatt next to the Superdome is an empty shell, which makes you realize the devastation, if Hyatt doesn't find it profitable to re-open. You see restored houses, and many which were not restored; it's still unknown what people will do with them. It broke my heart but was fascinating and some of the restored areas give one hope for the future of New Orleans.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Interesting -Combines City Info with katrina”
Reviewed July 4, 2009

I recommend this tour which combines a city tour with a tour of Katina events. The tour starts in the city which we liked as we had not had a city tour. After covering the main sights in the city, you head out to City Park and the areas with major flooding. You will see the levy breaks, the crazy places people are rebuilding (within 30 feet of the levy break and in the shadow of the levy walls). You will see new homes- check out the Brad Pitt Project and Musician City in the lower 9th ward.

Thank jwheels
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