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

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
www.audubonnatureinstitute.org

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.
Canal/Algiers Ferry - Canal Street Terminal
1 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 250-9110
www.friendsoftheferry.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
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.
Champions Square
Lasalle St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 587-3663, (800) 756-7074
www.superdome.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Champions Square is "the" place to party before or after any big event! Relax with refreshing drinks and food from notable restaurants while taking in the festive entertainment in the Square's performance stage fully equipped with the latest technology.
Church of the Immaculate Conception
130 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-1477
www.jesuitchurch.net

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Church/Cathedral of Interest
The Civic Theater
510 O’Keefe Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 272-0865
www.civicnola.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)

Description: Built in 1906, New Orleans’ Civic Theater is the oldest performance theater in the city. Most of the building’s original décor and architecture remain in-tact, making the Civic Theater a beautiful place to visit and relish in a piece of NOLA history. Civic hosts contemporary music, arts, and performance events throughout the week that attract large audiences, so be sure to buy tickets online before you go! In addition to a musical experience, theatergoers can enjoy specialty-crafted cocktails created by talented mixologists.
Entergy Giant Screen Theater
1 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394
www.auduboninstitute.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Movie Theater

Description: Entergy Giant Screen Theater, located adjacent to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, LA, brings adventure to life. With one of the biggest screens in the Gulf South, Entergy Giant Screen Theater uses one of the finest 4k digital projection systems in the world and Dolby Atmos multidimensional audio. With a choice of educational films that rotate on a regular basis, the theater takes guests on larger-than-life adventures to other parts of the world and under the sea to learn about wildlife and more.
Escape My Room
633 Constance St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 475-7580
www.escapemyroom.com

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

Description: With this interactive game and museum, up to 6 guests have one hour in the house of the infamous New Orleans family, the DeLaportes. Participants must figure out how to escape the room by solving the family's mysteries.

Note: Escape My Room does NOT allow walk-ins.

Fulton Street Square
228 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: From chic restaurants to retail establishments and cozy music clubs, the one block long pedestrian-only Fulton Street Mall offers visitors an exciting night out on the town
Harrah's New Orleans Casino
8 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 533-6000, (800) 427-7247
www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com

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

Description: With 113 table games, 20 poker tables, 1,873 slot machines, weekly tournaments and regular promotions, Harrah’s Casino New Orleans offers an endless array of options to try your luck. Whether you’re concentrating on a hand at a poker table or dropping quarters in a slot, you’ll get a taste of NOLA with French Quarter-style décor, New Orleans artwork, and even the occasional wandering brass band.
The Joy Theater
1200 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 331-0722
www.thejoytheater.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)

Description: The landmark Joy Theater was one of the first movie theaters to be built in downtown New Orleans. The historic venue was closed in 2003 and reopened in 2011 as a place for live music, theatrical performances, and other special entertainment events. The Joy Theater is located on Canal Street, which is conveniently walking distance from the main areas of the French Quarter.
Lafayette Square
602 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: First known as Place Gravier, it became Lafayette Square after Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans in 1825. Located adjascent to Gallier Hall, Lafayette Square has been the site for inaugurations, yearly pilgrimages by school bands, and jazz concerts for over 150 years
New Orleans Creole Queen
500 Port of New Orleans Pl., Riverwalk Marketplace, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-4567, (800) 445-4109
www.creolequeen.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Riverboat
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 596-2610
www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Research Facility

Description: The New Orleans Public Library is a great place to visit if you are looking to delve into the historic culture of New Orleans through literature. NOPL provides visitors with valuable information about the city through education, music, and technology. There are 14 branches of NOPL, including the main library, which is located downtown.
NORD Ty Tracy Theater
545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 598-3800
www.crescentcitylights.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)

Description: Located on the 1st floor of the historic Gallier Hall in the heart of downtown New Orleans, the critically acclaimed theatre has been one of the premiere venues for musical theatre in New Orleans for more than 40 years.
Orpheum Theater
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 524-3285
www.orpheumnola.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)
Piazza d'Italia
377 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: The Piazza d’Italia, designed in 1978 by renowned architect Charles Moore, is a monument to the Italian-American community and their contribution to the City of New Orleans.
Reyn Studios Power Yoga
725 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 717–9982
www.reynstudios.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Health/Fitness Club

Description: Located in the hip and modern Central Business District, Reyn Studios Power Yoga provides students with spiritually inspiring, wellness yoga classes. Classes are held in spacious, wood-floor rooms surrounded by beautiful brick walls and oversized windows. Reyn’s location and studio décor, in addition to its experienced instructors, empower yoga students to truly embrace each movement. The studio embodies yoga’s purpose of meditation, peace, and balance. Reyn offers various class packages, as well as deals for visitors who are just stopping by on their trip in NOLA.
Saenger Theater
143 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 524-2490
www.saengernola.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)

Description: Designed by renowned architect Emile Weil and built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre’s interior re-creates the ambience of a 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, complete with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. Despite a brief hiatus following hurricane Katrina, it continues to serve as the grandest and most opulent entertainment venue in New Orleans today.
Smoothie King Center
1501 Girod St., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 587-3663, (800) 756-7074
www.neworleansarena.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance), Sporting Venue

Description: The state-of-the-art arena opened on Oct. 19, 1999 is now the proud home of the NBA New Orleans Hornets in addition to accommodating concerts, festivals, circuses, ice shows, family attractions, meetings, banquets, receptions, trade shows, exhibits, Mardi Gras parties, special convention shows, private functions, and closed-circuit television presentations each year.
Spanish Plaza
1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Spanish Plaza, originally known as Eads Plaza, was dedicated in 1976 to the City of New Orleans by Spain in remembrance of their common historical past and as a pledge of fraternity in the future.
St. Joseph's Church
1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-3186
www.stjosephchurch-no.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Church/Cathedral of Interest, Historic Building

Description: St. Joseph's church boasts the longest aisle in New Orleans.
St. Patrick's Church
724 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-4413
www.oldstpatricks.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Church/Cathedral of Interest
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sugar Bowl Dr., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 587-3663, (800) 756-7074
www.mbsuperdome.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance), Sporting Venue

Description: The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted six Superbowls - more than any other facility of its kind - three NCAA's Final Fours and more Saints games, Sugar Bowls and star-studded events than imaginable. Built in 1975, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is better than ever.
The Theatres at Canal Place
333 Canal St., Canal Place, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-5400
www.thetheatres.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Movie Theater

Description: The Theatres at Canal Place were recently renovated from the ground up to bring New Orleans the best of everything. Enjoy flavorful dishes from Chef Adolfo Garcia as you relax in the ultimate comfort of your high-back leather chair while watching movies in an all-digital cinema. Large, luxurious leather seating with tables and drink holders, flavorful dishes and treats by Chef Adolfo Garcia and a full bar with select wines and spirits are just a few of the amenities at the completely new Theatres at Canal Place that will change the way you think about going to the movies.
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