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Tours and Attractions


Tours

Cemeteries
The city's above-ground burial sites are one of its most interesting and intriguing attractions. Save Our Cemeteries offers authentic and accurate tours and uses proceeds to preserve the gravesides:

Save Our Cemeteries
504.525.3377
www.saveourcemeteries.org/


Ghost Tours
The setting of numerous American ghost tales and vampire legends, New Orleans is famous for its voodoo traditions and haunted history. New Orleans Ghost Tours offers customized and standard nightly walking tours that explore the city's various cemeteries and mysterious French Quarter:

New Orleans Ghost Tours
504.861.2727
www.neworleansghosttour.com


Mississippi Riverboats
Take a cruise down the river that put New Orleans on the map as one of the world's most active ports. The Natchez, New Orleans' only steamboat, offers harbor and dinner cruises as well as a variety of other packages:

Steamboat Natchez Cruises
Reservations office in the French Quarter at JAX Brewery
504.586.8777, www.steamboatnatchez.com/

New Orleans Paddlewheel, Inc. (Creole Queen)
#1 Poydras StreetRiverwalk Market Place
504.529.4567, www.creolequeen.com

Plantation Houses
Many of the standard plantation tours offering lunch, transportation and guides are convenient but costly. You can save money by venturing on your own to one of these local favorites:

Oak Alley Plantation
3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana
225.265.2151, www.oakalleyplantation.com

Laura Plantation
2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana
225.265.7690, www.lauraplantation.com

Nottoway Plantation
31025 LA Highway 1, White Castle, Louisiana
225.545.2730, www.nottoway.com

San Francisco Plantation
2646 Highway 44 (River Road), Garyville, Louisiana
985.535.2341, www.sanfranciscoplantation.org/


Swamp Tours
Swamp tours offer an exciting opportunity to experience the incredible nature and rare wildlife of the Louisiana bayou. Locally owned and operated, Cajun Encounters not only provides transportation from various locations in New Orleans, but it also uses environmentally-friendly boats to run custom and standard 2-hour tours through preserved areas of the wetlands:

Cajun Encounters
504.834.1770
www.cajunencounters.com

 

Attractions

Aquarium of the Americas
#1 Canal Street (Canal at the river)
1.800.774.7394 http://www.auduboninstitute.org/visit/aquarium

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street
1.866.ITS.AZOO http://www.auduboninstitute.org/visit/zoo

City Park
1 Palm Drive
504.482.4888 www.neworleanscitypark.com/

Entergy Imax Theater
#1 Canal Street (Canal at the River)
1.800.774.7394 www.auduboninstitute.org/visit/imax

Global Wildlife Center
26389 Highway 40, Folsom, LA
985.796.3585 www.globalwildlife.com

Jackson Square
The heart of the French Quarter between St. Peter and St. Ann on Decatur, surrounded by:

  • The Cabildo
  • The Presbytere
  • The Pontabla Apartments
  • St. Louis Cathedral

http://www.jackson-square.com/

Longue Vue House and Gardens
#7 Bamboo Road
504.488.5488
http://www.longuevue.com/

Mardi Gras World
233 Newton Street
504.361.7821
http://www.mardigrasworld.com/

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