Sights & Attractions in New Orleans

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Name Category Location
 
Alternative Art Spaces
Bywater is home to dozens of alternative art spaces, many of which...
Arts / Performance Venues Bywater
 
Aquarium of the Americas
Power failures during Katrina resulted in the major loss of the...
Zoos / Aquariums French Quarter
 
Audubon Insectarium
Shrink down to ant size and experience "Life Underground," explore...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Audubon Park
Formerly the plantation of Etienne de Boré, the father of the...
Parks Uptown
 
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Since 1999, when the Backstreet Cultural Museum opened its doors...
Museums / Galleries Tremé
 
Bayou St. John
A bayou is a natural inlet, usually a slow moving, narrow waterway...
Bodies of Water Mid-City
 
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World at Kern Studios
If you're not here for the real thing, Mardi Gras World is a...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Bourbon Street
Ignore your better judgment and take a stroll down Bourbon Street...
Neighborhoods / Streets French Quarter
 
Brevard House
Though Anne Rice moved out of her elegant Garden District home...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
The Cabildo
Dating from 1799, this Spanish colonial–style building is named...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
City Park
This 150-year-old, 1,300-acre expanse of moss-draped oaks and...
Parks Mid-City
 
Coliseum Square Park
Established in the mid-19th century, this lush green park is...
Parks Garden District
 
Columns Hotel
Built in 1883 as a private home, the Columns has been the scene...
Hotels Uptown
 
Contemporary Arts Center
Take in cutting-edge exhibits, featuring both local artists and...
Arts / Performance Venues Warehouse District
 
Elms Mansion
Built in 1869, this home saw the Confederate president Jefferson...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
French Market
The sounds, colors, and smells here are alluring: street performers...
Markets / Bazaars French Quarter
 
Frenchmen Street
The street's three-block stretch closest to the French Quarter...
Neighborhoods / Streets Faubourg Marigny
 
Goodrich-Stanley House
This restored Creole cottage is an excellent example of the modest...
Architectural Sites Garden District
 
Harrah's New Orleans
The only land-based casino in the New Orleans area, Harrah's...
Casinos CBD
 
Hermann-Grima House
One of the largest and best-preserved examples of American architecture...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Historic New Orleans Collection
This private archive and exhibit complex, with thousands of historic...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Dollhouse Museum
This restored antebellum home was built in two periods and is...
Museums / Galleries Garden District
 
Jackson Square
Surrounded by historic buildings and plenty of the city's atmospheric...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Julia Street
Contemporary-art dealers have adopted this strip in the Warehouse...
Neighborhoods / Streets Warehouse District
 
LaBranche Houses
This complex of lovely town houses, built in the 1830s by sugar...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Built in 1833, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 remains a testament to...
Cemeteries Garden District
 
Lonsdale House
As a 16-year-old immigrant working in the New Orleans shipyards...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Louisiana Children's Museum
An invaluable resource for anyone traveling with kids, this top-notch...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Loyola University
Chartered by the Jesuits in 1912, Loyola University is a landmark...
Educational Institutions Uptown
 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Home to the NFL's New Orleans Saints, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome...
Sports Venues CBD
 
Mississippi River
When facing the river, you see to the right the Crescent City...
Bodies of Water French Quarter
 
National World War II Museum
This vast and still expanding museum is a moving and well-executed...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
New Orleans Healing Center
This new community center and mall for the alternative class...
Local Interest–Sight Faubourg Marigny
 
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Gracing the main entrance to City Park since 1911, this traditional...
Museums / Galleries Mid-City
 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Art by Southerners, art made in the South, art about the South...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Pitot House
One of the few surviving houses that lined the bayou in the late...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
The Presbytère
One of twin Spanish colonial–style buildings flanking St. Louis...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
St. Louis Cathedral
The oldest active cathedral in the United States, this iconic...
Religious Sites French Quarter
 
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Just one block from the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No...
Cemeteries Tremé
 
Tulane University
Next to Loyola University on St. Charles Avenue, the university's...
Educational Institutions Uptown
 
Woldenberg Riverfront Park
This stretch of green from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue overlooks...
Parks French Quarter
 
Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association House
This fundamentally Greek Revival house, built in 1865, has a...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
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