NEW ORLEANS AREA ATTRACTIONS:
Audubon Zoo - A worldwide safari awaits visitors to Audubon Zoological Gardens, where adventures take shape in such realistic environments as the Asian Domain, the African Savanna, the Australian Outback and the Louisiana Swamp. Exotic landscapes and cultural details enhance up-close encounters with creatures whose native habitats span the globe. The animal list exceeds 1,500 specimens from amphibians to zebras, and educational presentations include the chance to interact with animals on Discovery Walk; narrated feedings; and entertaining shows starring sea lions, elephants and an engaging collection of local creatures such as nutria and alligators. Counted among the nation's top zoos,
Aquarium of the Americas - Located on the Mississippi River bank in scenic Woldenberg Riverfront Park, the Aquarium of the Americas hosts daily "expeditions" into the major aquatic habitats of North and South America: the Caribbean Sea, the Amazon Rainforest, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. The acclaimed animal collection includes thousands of fish, reptiles and birds, including many creatures native to Louisiana waters, from rare paddlefish and swamp-dwelling alligators, to Gulf sea turtles that are among the world's most critically endangered animals. Each exhibit closely mirrors the beauty and diversity of wild habitats, and opportunities for hands-on fun abound, from shark petting to stage shows.
Bourbon Street Bourbon Street is, by far, the most famous and popular tourist attraction in New Orleans. Bourbon Street is like no other street in the world. On Bourbon one will find everything from five star hotels to strip joints. Bourbon Street is open twenty four hours a day. All day and all night there are people partying up and down the street.
D-Day Museum 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Phone: 504-527-6012. The nation's only museum dedicated to the Allied Victory at Normandy. The D-Day museum features a variety of historical accounts and artifacts of World War II's most critical battle. A very moving and educational experience, it is recommended to set aside at least two hours to fully experience this museum.
French Quarter The French Quarter, or Vieux Carré, literally means "old square." Established in 1718 by the French as a military outpost to protect their interests and provide a port for commerce, the mile-square Vieux Carré spent the first half-century of its existence as a decidedly French settlement. Unlike the English colonies, which were often populated by dissidents hoping to distance themselves from their mother country, the original citizens of New Orleans proudly embraced and celebrated their French heritage, often sending their children to school on the continent.
Harrah's Casino Canal @ The River, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130. Phone: 800-Harrahs - Big time gaming and excitement in one of the World's largest casinos is on Canal Street! Send the kids to IMAX across the street!
IMAX Theater The wonder of nature is magnified at the Entergy IMAX® Theatre, where bigger-than-life adventures illustrate the world's most advanced motion picture technology. The nation's first IMAX to be located at an Aquarium, the theater uses superior sound and in-your-face imagery to complement nature themes advanced by the Aquarium of the Americas and other Audubon Institute facilities. Coined from the words "maximum" and "image," IMAX delivers just that on a screen four times the size of conventional movie screens. Audiences are immersed in the action, from undersea explorations to jungle journeys, and mesmerized by the diversity of creatures that most never see in real life. Entertaining and educational, IMAX is an unparalleled window on the world we all share.
Louisiana Childrens Museum Find something new and fun to do each time you visit the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Explore and experience 30,000 square feet of hands-on fun, engaging exhibits and exciting programs - all designed with curious kids (and grown-ups) in mind. Pilot a towboat down the Mighty Mississippi. Shop until you drop in a pint-size grocery store. Dine in a five-star, role-play café. Ride a bike with Mr. Bones. Lift 500 pounds. Hoist yourself up a wall. Trap your shadow. Anchor the evening news. Stand inside a gigantic bubble. Create a masterful work of art and much more! Even little ones have a special space to climb, crawl, hide and explore. Learning has never been more fun!
Morial Convention Center - 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: 1-504-582-3023, Fax: 1-504-582-3088. Visit the world-class Morial Convention Center, located in the heart of America's most alluring city-- along the mighty Mississippi River within walking distance of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, the Aquarium of the Americas, and dozens of first-class hotels.
New Orleans City Park 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124-4608. Phone: 504-482-4888 - More than you'd expect - Golf, Tennis, Boating, Softball, Botanical Garden, Celebration In The Oaks, Family Fun and so much more!
New Orleans Museum Of Art City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124. Phone: 504-488-2631 - The Museum houses a $200 million collection in 46 galleries: European painting and sculpture from the 16th through 20th centuries; American painting and sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries; European and American prints and drawings; Asian, African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art; photography; and European and American decorative arts. Special collections include the Peter Carl Fabergé treasures and the Latin American Colonial collection. The Museum ranks among the top 25 percent of the nation's largest and most significant museums, and is the premier art museum in the Gulf South region. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have passed through its doors to see landmark international exhibits such as The Treasures of Tutankhamun, The Search for Alexander the Great, The Art of the Mupets, and Monet: Late Paintings of Giverny from the Musé Marmottan.
New Orleans Sports Arena 1501 Girod Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. Phone: 504-846-5959 - Next to the world renowned Louisiana Superdome, the newest entertainment center in the South has opened its doors and added to the world class entertainment of New Orleans. The innovative design of the arena provides for 17,000 seats for hockey games, 18,000 seats for basketball games, and 19,000 seats for center-stage events.
Superdome Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112. Phone: 800-756-7074 - Dominating the skyline of New Orleans, the Louisiana Superdome stands as a monument of the imagination. Less than a mile from the historic French Quarter, the mighty Mississippi and most of New Orleans' major hotels, the Dome is something every visitor to the city should see!