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Don’t miss these popular tourist attractions in New Orleans and southern Louisiana to visit on your New Orleans vacation at the Hotel Monteleone.

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New Orleans Attractions


Audubon Zoo and Gardens

Home to more than 1800 animals, the Audubon Zoo is one of the finest in the U.S., and the gardens are spectacular. A free shuttle departs from St. Charles Avenue streetcar stop 36.
Address: 3600 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (800) 774-7394
Hours: 9:30am-5pm daily
Ticket Prices: $9 adults, $5.75 seniors, and $4.75 children ages 2-12

 

Audubon Institute Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Institute Aquarium of the Americas

This award-winning public aquarium includes the largest and most diverse collection of sharks and jellyfish in the United States.
Address: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (800) 774-7394
Hours: 9:30am-6pm daily (last ticket sold at 5pm)
Ticket Prices: $13 adults, $10 seniors, and $6.50 children ages 2-12

 


Audubon Institute Entergy IMAX Theatre

Address: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (800) 774-7394
Hours: 10:00am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday

Ticket Prices: $13 adults, $10 seniors, and $6.50 children ages 2-12

 


Harrah’s Casino New Orleans

The South’s largest casino is located at the foot of Canal Street. The casino has five lavish New Orleans-themed areas comprising 2900 slots and 125 table games. The Manor Room serves prime rib and seafood.
Address: 228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (800) 427-7247
Hours: Open daily, 24 hours a day.

 

New Orleans Attractions Saint Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral was built around 1849 and was designated a minor basilica in 1964 by Pope Paul VI. Mass said daily.
Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 525-9585
Hours: Free tours available Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1:30pm-5pm. The St. Louis Cathedral gift shop is open daily, 9am-6pm.

 

 

 

New Orleans Museums

New Orleans Attractions Contemporary Arts Center

Contemporary Arts Center

The CAC has been in the heart of the Warehouse District since 1976. It is the place to find new and exciting expression in the medium of painting, theater, music, performance art, dance, photography, video, sculpture and more in New Orleans.
Address: 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 523-1216
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Musee Conti Wax Museum

Musee Conti Wax Museum

Come learn the story of historic New Orleans! The wax recounts 300 years of history from the city’s founding to present day. Founded in 1963, this 3rd generation, family owned and operated business is a New Orleans treasure chest of history, legend and scandal.
Address: 917 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 581-1993
Hours: Monday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-4pm; Closed Mardi-Gras Day, December 20th – 25th; special appointment for private parties, specialty tours and events.
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions National WWII Museum

National WWII Museum

From the beaches of Normandy to the sands of Iwo Jima, The National World War II Museum’s exhibitions blend personal accounts, artifacts, documents, photographs and never before seen film footage to tell the stories of the amphibious landings that made victory in World War II possible. Special Exhibitions draw on Museum collections and relevant traveling exhibitions to further explore and illustrate the war that changed the world.
Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 528-1944
Fax: (504)-527-6088
Hours: 9am-5pm daily; closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

New Orleans Attractions Ogden Museum of Art

Ogden Museum of Art

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world. The museum is also home to the Middle for Southern Craft and Design, featuring matchless glass, metal, jewelry, pottery, fabric and wood items by Southern artisans.
Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 539-9600
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Map and Directions

 

 

 

New Orleans Tours


Gray Line Tours of New Orleans

Address: 400 North Peters Street, Suite 203, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 569-1401 or (800) 535-7786 for reservations
Gray Line Tours offer the following New Orleans tours:

  • Hurricane Katrina – America’s worst (man made) disaster
  • Swamp & Bayou – Boat trip into South Louisiana’s wetland
  • Super City – 300 years of history, legends & romance
  • Plantations – The South’s most picturesque antebellum setting
  • Paddle & Wheel – Natchez Cruise plus the City Tour
  • French Quarter – One of America’s oldest neighborhoods
  • Garden District – Elegant homes off St. Charles Avenue
  • Cemetery & Gris-Gris – Visit the tomb of Marie Laveau
  • New Orleans Cocktail – Discover other famous “spirits”
  • Crescent City Nights – Nighttime dinning & music experience
  • Ghost & Spirits – The haunted French Quarter at night

 


Haunted History Walking Tours

Phone: (504) 861-2727 or (888) 644-6787
Haunted History Walking Tours specializes in ghost, voodoo, vampire, and cemetery tours of New Orleans. Haunted History Walking Tours offers the following New Orleans tours:

  • New Orleans Ghost Tours
  • New Orleans Voodoo Tours
  • New Orleans Vampire Tours
  • New Orleans Cemetery Tours
  • New Orleans Underworld Tours
  • New Orleans Garden District Tours
  • New Orleans Garden District Ghost Tours

 


Steamboat Natchez New Orleans Cruises

The New Orleans Steamboat Company locally owns and operates the last authentic Steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi River, offering daytime jazz cruises and night time dinner jazz cruises.
Address: 400 North Peters Street, Suite 203, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 586-9777 or (800) 233-2628

 

 

 

New Orleans Shopping


French Market

New Orleans shopping, entertainment and cuisine within the atmosphere of the country’s oldest public market. A tradition as old as the city itself. On the riverfront in New Orleans’ celebrated French Quarter.
Address: 1008 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 522-2621
Hours: Open daily. Retail shops 10am-6pm, Farmer’s Market 9am-6pm.

 

Royal Street

Famous for its elegant antique furniture, décor and jewelry.

 


The Shops at Canal Place

Located adjacent to the French Quarter, is home to exclusive designer boutiques and exclusive shops to include Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma.
Address: 333 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 522-9200
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.

 


Riverwalk Marketplace

Premier shopping experience located on the Mississippi River. Riverwalk Marketplace has more than 100 shops, as well as the new Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Address: 500 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 522-1555
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.

 

 

 

Louisiana Plantations

New Orleans Attractions Bocage Plantation

Bocage Plantation

Bocage Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has also been used as a Hollywood film set. Dr. Marion Rundell, a native of Louisiana, is credited for restoring the Plantation to its original design. He is also credited for opening the landmark to the public. The plantation offers tours by appointment only along with group functions and it can also be enjoyed as a bed and breakfast.
Address: 39050 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725
Phone: (225) 588-8000
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Catalpa Plantation

Catalpa Plantation

Catalpa Plantation is one of the numerous late Victorian cottages found across Louisiana. It was built in 1885 by the ascendant of the current owners. William J. Fort raised both cotton and sugarcane on these beautiful plantation grounds.
Address: 9508 US Highway 61, St. Francisville, LA 70775
Phone: (222) 635-3372
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Chretien Point Plantation

Chretien Point Plantation

Chretien Plantation is linked to Jean Lafitte, the Battle of New Orleans and the Civil War. There are also claims today that it is haunted by the legendary lady of the house Felicite and the Civil War Battle of “Little Crow Bayou.”
Address: 665 Chretien Point Road, Sunset, LA 70584
Phone: (337) 662-7050, toll free (800) 880-7050
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

After the discovery of an inexpensive method of granulating sugar the Destrehan plantation began producing sugar cane, also known as America’s “White Gold.” The plantation began to boom and the Destrehan family grew with it.
Address: 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone: (985) 764-9315, toll free (877) 453-2095
Fax: (985) 725-1929
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Greenwood Plantation

Greenwood Plantation

The Greenwood Plantation is the largest plantation house in the Felicianas. It was built in 1830 by William Ruffin Barrow who’s family may have built more large plantations in Louisiana than any other single family.
Address: 6838 Highland Road, St. Francisville, LA 70775
Phone: (225) 655-4475, toll free (800) 259-4475
Fax: (225) 655-3292
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Herman Grima Gallier Historic Homes

Herman Grima Gallier Historic Homes

A visit to both the Hermann-Grima House and Gallier House will give you a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle in the Viex Carre of prosperous Creole families pre Civil War. While walking through this meticulously restored residence, you will also experience the Golden Age of New Orleans and really gain a feeling of that time.
Address: 820 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 525-5661
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Hermitage Plantation

Hermitage Plantation

The Hermitage Plantation is the earliest known Greek revival mansion in Louisiana, and was built in 1812 by Marius Pons Bringier as a wedding gift for his son Michel. The plantation is named for his hero Andrew Jackson’s home in Nashville.
Address: 38308 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 70725
Contact: Robert Judice
Phone: (225) 473-1812
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

First it was the happy hunting ground of the Houma Indians, and then in 1712 it was a land grant from Louis XIV, king of France, to Antoine Crozat, a wealthy French settler. By 1776 the plantation encompassed a vast 300,000 acres, and by the late 1800s it was producing 20 million pounds of sugar per year, making it the largest source of sugar in Louisiana.
Address: 942 River Road, Darrow, LA 70725
Phone: (504) 523-2788
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions Nottoway Plantation Restaurant & Inn

Nottoway Plantation Restaurant and Inn

Nottoway is the largest remaining antebellum mansion in the Southern United States and splendidly rests along Louisiana’s Great River Road in White Castle, at the heart of Plantation Country.
Address: 31025 Louisiana Highway 1, White Castle, LA 70788
Phone: (225) 545-2730, toll free (866) LA-South (866) 527-6884
Fax: (225) 545-8632
Map and Directions

 

New Orleans Attractions San Francisco Plantation

San Francisco Plantation

The San Francisco Plantation is a historic gem located on the Great Mississippi River Road. Dating all the way back to 1856, the plantation is a national landmark and the only authentically restored plantation in Louisiana.
Address: 2646 Highway 44, Garyville, LA 70051
Phone: (985) 535-2341
Map and Directions

 

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