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  • 1. Arthur Roger Gallery

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    One of the most respected local galleries has compiled a must-see collection of contemporary artwork by Lin Emery, Jacqueline Bishop, and Willie...Read More

  • 2. Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World at Kern Studios

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    If you're not in town for the real thing, here's a fun (and family-friendly) backstage look at the history and artistry of Carnival. The massive...Read More

  • 3. Contemporary Arts Center

    Warehouse District | Arts/Performance Venue

    Take in cutting-edge exhibits, featuring both local artists and the work of national and international talent, at this cornerstone of the vibrant...Read More

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  • 4. National World War II Museum

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    This vast and still-expanding museum is a moving and well-executed examination of World War II events and its aftermath. Seminal moments are...Read More

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  • 5. Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    Art by Southern artists, made in the South, about the South, and exploring Southern themes fills this elegant five-story building. The basis...Read More

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  • 6. Callan Contemporary

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    This sleek gallery specializes in contemporary sculpture and paintings from both local and internationally renowned artists, including Pablo...Read More

  • 7. Crescent City Farmers Market

    Warehouse District | Market/Bazaar

    This year-round Saturday market offers an array of locally grown produce, baked goods, cut flowers, non-farmed Louisiana seafood, fresh dairy...Read More

  • 8. Gallier Hall

    CBD | Government Building

    This Greek Revival building, modeled on the Erechtheion of Athens, was built in 1845 by the architect James Gallier Sr. It served as City Hall...Read More

  • 9. George Schmidt Gallery

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    History—and New Orleans's rich past in particular—is the passion of artist George Schmidt. His gallery displays and sells paintings and narrative...Read More

  • 10. Harrah's New Orleans

    CBD | Casino

    Some 115,000 square feet of gaming space is divided into five areas, each with a New Orleans theme: Jazz Court, Court of Good Fortune, Smugglers...Read More

  • 11. John Minor Wisdom United States Court of Appeals Building

    CBD | Government Building

    New York architect James Gamble Rogers designed this three-story granite structure as a post office and court building in 1909. It opened in...Read More

  • 12. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    Cutting-edge art with a message is the focus of this gallery's monthly exhibits. Contemporary paintings, photography, mixed-media artworks,...Read More

  • 13. Julia Street

    Warehouse District | Neighborhood/Street

    Contemporary art dealers have adopted this strip in the Warehouse District as their own. The street is lined with galleries and specialty shops...Read More

  • 14. Lafayette Square

    CBD | Plaza/Square

    Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg St. Marie, this 2.5-acre park occupies one city block in between the Federal Complex and Gallier...Read More

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  • 15. Lee Circle

    Warehouse District | Neighborhood/Street

    In a traffic circle at the northern edge of the Warehouse District, an 1884 bronze statue of Civil War General Robert E. Lee, by sculptor Alexander...Read More

  • 16. LeMieux Gallery

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    Gulf Coast artists from Louisiana to Florida display art and high-end crafts here, alongside work by the late New Orleans abstract artist Paul...Read More

  • 17. Louisiana Children's Museum

    Mid-City | Museum/Gallery

    This top-notch children's museum covers 8½ acres of educational fun and exploration within City Park. Favorite indoor exhibits include a hands...Read More

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  • 18. Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    Established in 1891, this ponderous stone building is the oldest museum in Louisiana and features heavy trusses, gleaming cypress paneling,...Read More

  • 19. Mercedes-Benz Superdome

    CBD | Sports Venue

    Home to the NFL's New Orleans Saints, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome has been the site of many Sugar Bowls, several NCAA Final Four basketball...Read More

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  • 20. New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio

    Warehouse District | Museum/Gallery

    See free demonstrations of printmaking, glassmaking and design, and silver alchemy in this restored, 1800s-era brick warehouse (with a whopping...Read More

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