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Le Musée de f.p.c.
2336 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 323-5074

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Le Musee de f.p.c. is a historic house museum dedicated to educating visitors on the culture and history of free people of color in New Orleans. Free people of color, abbreviated f.p.c., is a term used to describe Blacks who were born free before the Civil War. New Orleans was home to the largest population of free people of color during the time. The museum is located in the historic neighborhood of Treme on Esplanade Avenue. Le Musee houses a collection of art pieces, furniture, and documents that represent the valuable history of free people of color in the city.
George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 323-5074

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Featuring the private collection of Dr. Dwight McKenna, the George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, exhibits, and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of the African Diaspora.
The 1850 House
523 St. Ann St., Lower Pontalba Bldg., Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 524-9118, (800) 568-6968

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: Faithfully furnished with domestic goods, decorative arts and art of the period, the 1850 House depicts middle class family life during the most prosperous period in New Orleans' history.
Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel
4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-1943

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Church/Cathedral of Interest, Historic Building
Algiers Folk Art Zone and Blues Museum
207 Leboeuf St., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 261-6231

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Other Attraction

Description: Located right on Algiers Point, the Algiers Folk Art zone was opened in 2000 by self-taught artist, Charles Gillam. His work pays tribute to Louisiana's rich music heritage and culture.

Guided tours, educational workshops and community programs are available. Visit by appointment. Fees may apply.

Algiers/Canal Ferry - Algiers Terminal
1 Morgan St., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 250-9110

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
Attraction Type/s: Unknown

Description: Used by locals on their daily commutes, the ferry also serves as a fast, scenic way to navigate from one end of the city to the other. See why New Orleans is called the Crescent City as you make your way from the foot of Canal Street to historic Algiers Point on the West Bank. During the day you can see the legendary, muddy waters of the Mississippi. And at night, watch the city skyline sparkle in the distance. Whenever you make your journey, the ferry is a great place to get tips and recommendations from true New Orleanians.
All Ways Lounge and The Theatre at St. Claude
2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 218-5778

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)

Description: All Ways Lounge and The Theater at St. Claude is a burlesque venue with live, local music and entertaining shows almost every night. If you are looking for a local spot with a loud, and very active audience, All Ways is the place to stop. This is an exciting place to visit for music and drinks any night, just be sure you’re ready to dance!
Alliance Française of New Orleans
1519 Jackson Ave. , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 568-0770

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Educational Institution, Cooking School, Cultural Center

Description: The Alliance Française promotes knowledge and appreciation of the French language and Francophone cultures, and to encourage friendship and collaboration with the French-speaking world.

The Alliance Française of New Orleans provides: • French language courses for adults, children, and businesses looking to support the desire or need for language study • Language certifications including the DELF/DALF and DELF Prim, and the DAEFLE • Cultural activities for adults and children that present a comprehensive look at francophone culture in the 21st century • A library and other resources online for both native speakers and French students

American Italian Cultural Center
537 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-7294

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Research Facility

Description: The American Italian Cultural Center in the heart of downtown New Orleans is a repository of priceless information and memorabilia celebrating the contributions of the sons and daughters of Italy to the city’s cultural life.
AMF All Star Lanes
3640 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065 [Map It]
(504) 443-5353

Neighborhood: Jefferson Parish
Attraction Type/s: Bowling Alley
Amistad Research Center
6823 St. Charles Ave., Tilton Memorial Hall,Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 862-3222

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Research Facility

Description: Located on the beautiful campus of Tulane University in uptown New Orleans, the Amistad Research Center houses the country's largest collection of manuscripts about African Americans, race relations and civil rights. This center is the focal point of research by historians, nonfiction authors, novelists and those pursuing information about their family's history.
Archdiocesan Archives
1100 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-2651

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Research Facility

Description: The Archdiocesan Archives serves as the official research facility and repository for the records of the New Orleans Archdiocese. The organization’s ultimate goal is to serve and support the mission of the Archdiocese, which is to collect, organize, and document the records of Catholicism in Louisiana. The Archdiocese of New Orleans includes eight civil parishes in the surrounding area.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 569-9070

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Aiming to revive and reclaim a historically-significant corridor of in Central City, Ashé Cultural Arts Center is a gathering place for emerging and established artists to create and present their works.
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 569-9070

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)

Description: This state of the art performing arts center and visual art gallery opened in 2015 as a facility of the Ashe Cultural Arts Center and involved the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the 1924 New Orleans Public Service, Inc (NOPSI) street car switching station.

Customized for performances and visual art exhibits, the Ashé Power House is our premium space, equipped to provide our customers with a premium experience.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Aquarium

Description: Discover a world filled with 15,000 water-loving creatures, like graceful seahorses, neon-colored frogs and jaunty penguins. Come face to face with a white alligator. Pet a baby shark. And feel like an undersea explorer as you walk through the 30-foot-long Caribbean Reef tunnel. With so much to explore, you could spend all day at this amazing, state-of-the-art museum.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal St., Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Dedicated to over 900,000 species of insects and their relatives, the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium gives you a glimpse into the beautiful, exciting world of these curious creatures. Inside you’ll find a Hall of Fame showcasing amazing specimens, a recreated swamp habitat, a café with insect-themed fare, and a Japanese garden with free-flying butterflies. Bring your camera for incredible photo-ops in this interactive, 23,000-square-foot space.
Audubon Park
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-2537

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Audubon Park opened in 1898 and was the site of the World Cotton Centennial in 1884. People travel from near and far to marvel at and enjoy the ever-beautiful oak trees, lagoons, and expansive green space located within the park. For the millions who use the park for picnics, relaxing, walking, running, cycling and special events there is no better place in New Orleans for recreational fun and relaxation.
Audubon Park Golf Course
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 212-5290, (866) 248-4652

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Sporting Venue, Golf Course

Description: Golfers find beautiful greens, lush landscaping and four lagoons brimming with geese and duck in this 81-acre, 4,189 yard, par-62 course with 12 par 3s, four par 4s, and two par 5.
Audubon Park Tennis Courts
6320 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 895-1042

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Tennis Court

Description: Audubon Park tennis courts is a public facility with 10 clay courts.
Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Zoo

Description: Audubon Zoo is a New Orleans landmark and a living museum filled with some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures of nature. There have been animals at this site since the 1884 World Exposition in Audubon Park. Today, Audubon Zoo is 58 acres of animals in their natural habitats. The Zoo consistently ranks among this country's best.
The Backstreet Cultural Museum
1116 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-4806

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: At The Backstreet Cultural Museum, visitors can find an amazing assortment of memorabilia indigenous to Mardi Gras, jazz funerals and other traditions found only in New Orleans. The museum houses the city’s largest collection of brilliantly colored and elaborately designed Mardi Gras Indian costumes hand made by local artisans costing upwards of $10,000 a piece. In this simple setting, the museum also houses an enormous collection of still photos and video footage of Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals and second lines.
Basin St. Station
501 Basin St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Historic Site, Historic Building

Description: Basin St. Station, formerly the New Orleans Terminal Company, is a historical touchstone that remains in what was once the transportation crossroad of the city of New Orleans. Today Basin St. Station embodies the preservation of a rare vestige of the five railways stations and their associated buildings that served Downtown New Orleans in the early 20th century.

Valentino New Orleans Hotels'Basin St. Station is a four story development with adjoining landscape parking, the first floor containing a visitor information center, educational community exhibit and performance venues, a walking tour kiosk, a coffee shop and Louisiana gift shop.

Bayou Oaks
1051 Filmore Ave. , New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 483-9410

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Sporting Venue, Golf Course, Other Attraction

Description: Bayou Oaks South Course is a championship level golf course comprised of a 250 acre footprint. The layout of the eighteen-hole course incorporates portions of the former East and West courses and features many of the historic oak trees and existing lagoons that are characteristic of the Park. Designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, the par 72 layout can be stretched from 5,100 – 7,350 yards and has been designed to accommodate players of all skill levels.
Bayou Paddleboards
1101 Florida Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 515-3398

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attraction Type/s: Other Attraction, Boat/Yacht Charter

Description: We’re a little outfitter with a big outfitter attitude. We’ll get you in the water and paddling on Bayou St John so you can enjoy a little piece of the Sportsman’s Paradise right here in the Big Easy. Paddle from our launch site up the bayou to Orleans Ave and down to Robert E Lee Blvd, and experience the city from a new perspective. Now providing both kayak and paddle board rentals.
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
(985) 882-2000

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attraction Type/s: Fishing Charters

Description: The largest urban National Wildlife Refuge in the United States is located only 15 minutes from the French Quarter. Bayou Sauvage supports over 340 bird species, including wading and secretive marsh birds dependent on the refuge for survival. There are also healthy populations of alligators, turtles, otters, fish, and other wild animal species. Try your hand at canoeing, hiking, or birdwatching as you take in Lousiana's natural beauty.
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