Located in beautiful Audubon Park, the Audubon Zoo is
internationally acclaimed as one of the top zoos in the world.With
more than 1,800 of the world's rarest animals displayed in their
natural habitats, the lush foliage and exciting wildlife make
Audubon Zoo an "Urban Eden. "The award winning Louisiana Swamp
Exhibit is unique to any American zoo with over 100 animal species,
including the world's only white alligators.
The original city, the historic French Quarter, or Vieux
Carre, is one of America's oldest neighborhoods.Visit the history,
architecture and folklore of New Orleans. The French Quarter is the
home of world famous shopping, restaurants and the beautiful St.
Louis Cathedral, as well as the Voodoo palaces, haunted houses and
night life of Bourbon Street.
National WWII Museum:
Witness the courage and spirit of the men and women
who won WWII by visiting the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to
their heroic efforts. Situated in the arts and warehouse district,
this four-story, 19th century warehouse contains more than 70,000
square feet of space for the four state-of-the-art galleries,
education and leadership center, research and curatorial center,
theater and the museum store.
Take a boat tour Cajun-style through the heart of Louisiana's
swamplands. Travel into the bayous and see and hear the alligators,
egrets, white-tailed deer, mink, nutria and other wildlife.
Aquarium of the Americas:
Newly reopened after Hurricane Katrina, the Aquarium
offers enhanced exhibits and a wonderful aquatic animal
collection. Visit new animals and old favorites, too,
including our beloved penguins and sea otters Buck and Emma.
Come see why the Aquarium is one of the Top 5 in the United
States...but watch out for the white alligator!
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, anchor the evening news, create a masterful work of
art and much more!
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World:
Take a look behind the magic of Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras World is New Orleans' showcase of carnival, with
thousands of sensational sculptured props and breathtaking giant
figures on display all-year round. View colorful Mardi Gras
props and the most awesome floats ever built for carnival and see
the artists at work! Don't forget to taste a piece of king
cake on the way out!