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Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394
www.audubonnatureinstitute.org

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.
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
1400 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 896-4740
lafayettecemetery.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Cemetery
Audubon Park
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-2537
www.audubonnatureinstitute.org

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.
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 361-7821, (800) 362-8213
www.mardigrasworld.com

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

Description: See another side of Mardi Gras at this museum that also serves as the largest float-building facility in the world. Guided tours give a history of the festival, from the mule-drawn carriages of the past to the sophisticated mega-floats of today. Along the way you'll see colorful floats and costumes in all their splendor, plus get to sample Mardi Gras treats like king cake and coffee.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 569-9070
www.ashecac.org

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.
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 569-0405
www.southernfood.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum
George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 323-5074
www.themckennamuseum.com

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.
Amistad Research Center
6823 St. Charles Ave., Tilton Memorial Hall,Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 862-3222
www.amistadresearchcenter.org

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

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.
Cool Zoo
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629
audubonnatureinstitute.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Specialty Experience, Amusement Park

Description: Cool Zoo, the wild and wet splash park, one of the top water parks of New Orleans. It is the hot spot for kids to cool down at Audubon Zoo. Highlights include jumping water spouts, a huge alligator water slide, a spider monkey soaker, water-spitting snakes and now featuring Gator Run, a lazy river. Make sure to pay a visit to the Roman Candy cart, to grab a stick or two of their famous, handmade taffy.

For after-hours fun, rent out the Cool Zoo for your own private party!

The Fly
Exposition Dr., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
www.neworleansonline.com

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

Description: Tucked behind Audubon Zoo across the Mississippi River levee, this waterfront portion of Audubon Park is a great spot to relax and take a breath from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. Known to locals as ‘The Fly’, folks come out here to hang out, toss a frisbee, have a crawfish boil, barbecue, or watch the sun go down over the river.
Gator Run Lazy River
6500 Magazine St. , New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629
www.audubonnatureinstitute.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Specialty Experience

Description: Gator Run is Audubon Zoo's new lazy river! Gator Run has two sandy beaches and three water canons, to spray people as they float down the river. This 750 foot lazy river allows Cool Zoo water park customers the additional option to float atop inner tubes above the animal exhibits.
Kamba Kourse
6500 Magazine St. , New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(800) 774-7394
www.audubonnatureinstitute.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Specialty Experience

Description: Kamba Kourse is a four-story adventure ropes course for adults and kids at Audubon Zoo!
Prytania Theatre
5339 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-2787
www.theprytania.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Movie Theater
Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
www.phnojm.org

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

Description: Founded by famous musician Irvin Mayfield and local community leaders, the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market (PHNOJM) is a contemporary performing arts venue and Jazz community center for people of all ages! The Market holds a magnificent theatre, full size bars, meeting rooms, interactive learning spaces, and more. Here you can see a live concert from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, along with other legendary performers lined up throughout the year. And if you're just looking for a drink and some casual live music, you can find it at the Jazz Market's Bolden Bar every Thursday through Saturday!
Dixon Hall
104 Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5269
www.summerlyric.tulane.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 569-9070
www.ashecac.org

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.

Paradigm Gardens
1131 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 344-9474
www.paradigmgardensnola.com

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

Description: Paradigm Gardens is an Urban Farm in New Orleans that provides local produce for many of the city's best restaurants, hosts private events and even a small live music venue for monthly concerts and events.
Newcomb Art Museum
Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5328
www.newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu

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

Description: Nestled among the majestic live oaks of Tulane University's uptown campus, the Newcomb Art Museum presents original exhibitions showcasing many of the most celebrated artists of the modern and contemporary periods. The museum also exhibits select works from its world renowned collection of Newcomb arts and crafts.
Painting with a Twist
700 Dublin St. , New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 861- 5255
www.paintingwithatwist.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Specialty Experience

Description: Painting with a Twist is a BYOB art studio! Bring your favorite bottle of wine, food and friends and we'll take care of the rest. Our talented artists guide you as you paint your way to a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Diboll Gallery
6363 St. Charles Ave., 4th floor of the Monroe Library-Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-5456
www.loyno.edu

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

Description: Located on the beautiful campus of Loyola University is a small museum dedicated to artifacts of Belgian Congo and other rotating exhibits. Visitors might find an exhibit of abstract art, pottery, prints, and graphics—all created by Loyola’s art students and faculty members.
Lupin Theatre
16 Newcomb Blvd., Dixon Annex, Tulane University , New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5105
www.neworleansshakespeare.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)
Palmer Park
(504) 658-3200
www.nola.gov

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)
Belladonna
2900 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-4393
www.belladonnadayspa.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Spa
Earthsavers Spa & Store
5501 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-8555
www.earthsaversonline.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Spa
Marquette Theatre
6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-2074

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

Description: The Marquette Theater is an experimental black-box theater seating approximately 70-85 individuals. This particular theater is adaptable to a variety of dramatic forms due to its size and versatility.
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