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New Orleans, Louisiana

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WHAT TO SEE & DO NEW ORLEANS ATTRACTIONS


ATTRACTIONS

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-581-4629, 800-774-7394
www.auduboninstitute.org
Family-focused, this facility celebrates the wonders of the sea.

White Alligator at the Audubon Aquarium
White Alligator at the Audobon

French Quarter
www.frenchquarter.com
The Vieux Carré, or French Quarter, is the heart of the city’s entertainment and historic district.

Haunted New Orleans
www.nola.com/haunted

Herman-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
820 St. Louis St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
1132 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-5661
www.hgghh.org
These fine historic houses showcase the culture and sophistication of 19th-century New Orleans’ wealthy Creole families.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
1400 Washington Ave.
New Orleans, LA  70130
Open Mon.-Sat. 7:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M.; Closed most major holidays.

Novelist Anne Rice’s favorite cemetery sits across from Commander’s Palace.

St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral

Mardi Gras
www.mardigras.com

St. Charles Streetcar
(Several stops on St. Charles & Carondelet Sts.)
www.norta.com

St. Louis Cathedral
721 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-9585
www.stlouiscathedral.org
Practically an icon of the city, the cathedral sits at the heart of Jackson Square.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Basin and St. Louis streets.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m..; Sun. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Holiday closings vary
The oldest cemetery in the city, this is the site of what legend says is Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's tomb.

CLUBS & VENUES
Preservation Hall
Preservation Hall

Igor's Lounge & Bar
2133 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-568-9811
Open 24 hours.

Preservation Hall
726 St. Peter St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-522-2841, 888-946-JAZZ
www.preservationhall.com
Practically a temple of jazz, Preservation Hall is both a venue and a band.

MUSEUMS

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
724 Dumaine St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-680-0128
www.voodoomuseum.com
Artifacts, pictures, altars, paintings and dolls related to the voodoo tradition and Marie Laveau are on display.

Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau
Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau

New Orleans Historical Pharmacy Museum
514 Rue Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-565-8027
www.pharmacymuseum.org
The rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana is the subject; also showcased is the role of Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr., in certifying the professional competence of pharmacists for the sake of public health.

SHOPPING

Faulkner House Books
624 Pirate's Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-524-2940
www.faulknerhousebooks.net
William Faulkner’s birthday, Sep. 25, is the anniversary of Faulkner House Books, a full-service new and used bookstore with a global clientele.

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-895-2266
www.gardendistrictbookshop.com

TOURS


Royal Carriages, Inc.
(French Quarter carriage ride)
1824 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-943-8820
www.neworleanscarriages.com
Carriage drivers are a wealth of knowledge about the history of New Orleans.

Steamboat Natchez
Steamboat Natchez
Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse St. Wharf

New Orleans, LA 70130
800-233-Boat, 504-586-8777
www.SteamboatNatchez.com
Enjoying a river view of the Crescent City is another “must” experience to understand what makes New Orleans great.

Swamp Tours:
www.airboatswamptours.com
www.louisianaswamp.com

RESOURCES

The Official Tourism Site of the City of New Orleans
helpdesk@notmc.com
www.neworleansonline.com


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