Sights in New Orleans

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St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral

Melissa Parnell

New Orleans sights contain many fervent attractions that draw tourists from the all over the world. This picturesque city is situated in southeast Louisiana, between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. The city is known for its rich cultural heritage and hospitality. With a multi-hued history, a laid-back lifestyle, the hottest jazz clubs, and some of the best cuisine around, New Orleans is an ideal tourist destination. Although all the sights are spectacular, there are some locations that ought to be in the must-visit list of every tourist visiting this quaint city. Some of them are discussed as follows.

Musee Conti Wax Museum

If you love visiting historical monuments, then this New Orleans sight is a must-see. Established in 1963, this wax museum tells the fascinating story of 300 years of New Orleans’s history. This museum showcases life-size wax figurines that are displayed in historically accurate settings.

Entergy IMAX Theatre

This IMAX theatre, featuring the world’s finest motion picture system, is a great family attraction. With a five-and-a-half-storey tall silver screen, multi-speaker sound system, and six-channel shows, this theatre offers larger-than-life adventure and entertainment. You can visit shows anytime between 10 to 5 everyday.

Audubon Insectarium

Considered one of the best New Orleans sights, this insectarium is a delight for nature lovers. Here, you can get up close and personal with the life cycle of insects, learn about the latest technologies applied for pest control, take a tour of a Japanese butterfly garden, and even try out some exotic insect cuisine. The insectarium also has an immersion theater where you can enjoy watching animated insect film.

Audubon Zoo

Looking for lush green gardens and hands-on animal encounters in natural habitats? Then this sight in New Orleans fits the bill perfectly. One of state’s top ranked zoos, Audubon has an exotic mix of animals from all over the world that are kept in an innovative natural habitat.

Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise

This New Orleans sight tour offers the perfect combination of local cuisine and music to make your cruise trip a memorable one. Stroll through the French Quarter on this cruise. This steamboat offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the calliope music, a unique kind of music instrument that is powered by steam.

With so many New Orleans sights, this city provides a variety of entertainment opportunities for visitors of all ages and tastes.


From St. Louis Cathedral to the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, there is no shortage of inspirational, odd or exciting New Orleans activities to engage in during your unforgettable New Orleans vacation. Continue reading through the listings to find out about the some of the top sights in "The Big Easy."

June 07, 2008 change by mcburton
March 03, 2004 new by melissainthecity

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Jackson Square

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Founded in 1718, Jackson Square is home to a large number of New Orleans historic buildings and landmarks. Major highlights include a statue of Andrew Jackson, Faulkner House, St. Louis Cathedral, and the attractive 1840s Pontalba Buildings located on both sides of the square. This gorgeous park also attracts artists and street performers of all kinds. Jackson Square is located in the heart of the French Quarter. If you plan to drive, parking is available daily from 8:00 a.m.-Dusk.


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address:French Quarter

Woldenberg Riverfront Park

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Woldenberg Riverfront Park overlooks the mighty Mississippi River and it is home to the Holocaust Memorial. The memorial includes nine sculptures by Jewish artist Yaacov Agam, a statue of the parks benefactor Malcom Woldenberg, and a sculpture by New Orleans artist John T. Scott called Ocean Song. Woldenberg Riverfront Park is located between Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue, French Quarter.

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address:Between Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue, French Quarter

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

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The Voodoo Museum is a must during any trip to New Orleans. On display are a large collection of African artifacts, portraits by Voodoo legends, and portraits of voodoo legends. Visitors to the museum can also purchase Gris Gris (also grigri) -- an amulet that protects the wearer from evil, and voodoo dolls.

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address:724 Dumaine Street

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

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Not only has the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts churn out some of the most talented musicians around, it's teachers and alums are well-known around the country -- if not the world. Just a few NOCCA alums include Harry Connick Jr., Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Trombone Shorty, the Marsalis Brothers, and DJ Hollygrove. NOCCA hosts free concerts regularly, so inquire within.

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address:2800 Chartres Street, Faubourg Marigny

New Orleans City Park

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This 1,300-acre, 150-year-old park is just as majestic today as it was before Hurricane Katrina ravaged it. Joggers and bikers come here to workout while admiring the parks gorgeous landscape, which includes giant oaks and tranquil lagoons. Picnic areas and playgrounds abound as well as beautiful gardens including The New Orleans Botanical Garden. Other major highlights include: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and Equest Farm Equestrian Center. Although the park's three golf courses are still damaged and in the more..

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address:1 Palm Drive, New Orleans LA, 70124

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