New Orleans City Park, New Orleans

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#1 of 15 in Parks in New Orleans
Founded in 1853 and spanning 526 hectares (1,300 acres) New Orleans City Park is one of the largest and oldest urban parks in America. Stroll through this green space to discover the botanical garden, sculpture garden, and golf courses. Check out the antique wooden carousel in the park's amusement area, which is more than 100 years old and one of the few of its kind left in the country. The park also is home to the city's soccer stadium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, considered one of the finest art museums in the South. Rent a boat to explore the park's 18 km (11 mi) of lagoons, lakes, and bayous. Bikes are also available for rent. For travelers who use our international travel planner, New Orleans holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the New Orleans City Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Walking thru the city and found this beauty. Quiet green oasis with a water feature that says"Stop hear and take a deep breath". Don't miss this beautiful spot.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    If you want to see some awesome sculptures, city park is a must. They have sculptures setting along pathways through an area of the park , it a must see!!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Great walking paths. Gigantic, beautiful trees and ponds. There is a resturaunt and an icecream shop, a pavillion for concerts (and weddings)! There is always some sort of festival going on.  more »

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