New Orleans Sightseeing

Voodoo in the Bywater

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Detailed listings of attractions are mentioned in the Districts sections listed above. Highlights include:

  • Historic architecture in neighborhoods

  • * Ornate colonial French and Spanish in the French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater and Tremé

  • * Victorian mansions Uptown and other historic architecture citywide

  • Historic cemeteries are in the Uptown, Tremé, and Mid-City areas

  • the Superdome & Smoothie King Arena, in the Central Business District

  • Museums and Aquarium, Central Business District

  • Audubon Zoo in the Audubon & University District

  • New Orleans Museum of Art and City Park in Mid-City

  • the Mississippi River - great views from the French Quarter, the Algiers ferry, and the Audubon Zoo "Butterfly" park Uptown

  • St. Louis Cathedral. Holds regular celebrations of the Catholic Mass
  • Special interests

    Childrens' attractions

    Aquarium of the Americas

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  • New Orleans with children
    Some top children and family friendly attractions in New Orleans include:

  • Audubon Zoo, Audubon & University District

  • Aquarium of the Americas, French Quarter

  • Louisiana Children's Museum, Central Business District

  • Storyland Amusement Park, City Park, Mid-City

  • Streetcar rides—many children from cities without trams find riding on an old streetcar an interesting novelty in itself—and parents can enjoy the scenery and historic architecture.
  • Related

    Occult and Voodoo destinations

    French Quarter

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  • Tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery #1, Treme

  • Alombrados Encampment. The hosts the Gnostic Mass and frequent classes on Magick; Bywater

  • Island of Salvation Botanica. Distributes Voodoo goods and holds Voodoo ceremonies in the Marigny

  • Esoterica. Supplies wares, herbs, and oils in the French Quarter.
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    Formerly the "D-Day Museum". Exhibits on the United States in World War II, both on the battlefronts and the home front.


    The National WWII Museum


    A symbol of New Orleans, this is the oldest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has a giant statue of the Virgin Mary with ...


    St. Louis Cathedral


    Old U.S. Mint


    Coins haven't been minted in New Orleans for decades, so the building is now a museum, with the minting process downstairs and the world'...


    Old U.S. Mint


    Only aquarium in New Orleans and conveniently located in the French Quarter. Features aquarium, and an IMAX theatre. 10a-5p daily.


    Aquarium of the Americas


    Worth a visit for art lovers; the art of this fine museum was fortunately high enough to escape the flood.


    New Orleans Museum of Art


    In the historic Old Customs House Building.


    Audubon Insectarium


    The Audubon Zoo is a zoo located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is part of the Audubon Nature Institute which also manages the Aquarium of...


    Audubon Zoo


    Colonial church offices, now another museum, including a New Orleans Mardi Gras display.


    The Presbytere


    Includes historic Congo Square, and statues of early jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Buddy Bolden.


    Louis Armstrong Park


    The old town square, often live music is going on here, as well as street corner painters and tarot readers. Around the square are:.


    Jackson Square


    Completed in 1752, open for tours.


    Old Ursuline Convent


    Ogden Museum of Southern Art


    This cemetery is just outside of Mid-City by most definitions, but is only a short drive from this neighborhood or a 5 minute walk from t...


    Metairie Cemetery


    Piano bar towards the end of the touristy part of Bourbon Street, lit entirely by candlelight.


    Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop



    music venue

    Legendary Uptown music club with great local and national talent.




    Audubon Park is a city park located in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States.


    Audubon Park


    4 story brick apartment buildings have specialty shops, restaurants, and a tourist information office on the ground floors.


    Pontalba Buildings


    It is the sixth-largest port in the United States based on volume of cargo handled, second-largest in the state after the Port of South L...


    Port of New Orleans


    City Park


    City Park, a 1,300 acre public park in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the 6th-largest and 7th-most-visited urban public park in the United St...


    City Park


    The Crescent City Connection formerly the Greater New Orleans Bridge (GNO), refers to twin cantilever bridges that carry U.S.


    Crescent City Connection