New Orleans City Park, New Orleans

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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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  • First of all, it is a little hike from the last trolley stop so make bathroom stops, bring some water and wear tennis shoes. Having made the pilgrimage to City Park on all three of my visits to New Or...  more »
  • If you have kids Storyland is an absolute must. It is magical for kids.They don’t open until 10 but there are several other playgrounds in the park that have plenty for kids of all ages to do.  more »
  • It's open, filled with 200+ year old oak trees, an amusement park for the kids, snow balls, ice cream and beignets ... it's also home to the New Orleans Museum of Art. There are tennis courts, paddle ...  more »
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  • We had a great time experiencing the culture. So many wonderful people were met on that trip and Southern Hospitality is not just a term. We truly enjoyed visiting many off the main Plath locations and learning about some of the true attitudes and atmospheres of the area.
  • A big beautiful park with so much to see! There is a huge playground for kids, as well as tons of open space for anyone to run around. Beautiful architecture and scenery! We went late in the day, but will definitely return to ride the little train abd bring our son the the amusement park. There is something for everyone at any age here- highly recommend 😍😍😍
  • We were do impressed with this jewel in New Orleans. There's a beautiful trail to walk around with sculptures from a variety of well known artist. I'm glad we made this part of our trip! I can't wait to come back when the construction is done and everything is opened up.
  • Great way to spend a day, especially if you have children. My sister and I roamed around the Botanical Gardens which were absolutely gorgeous. Then we took the kids to Storyland to play. The dragon slide was one of the favorites. The carousel in the amusement park is beautiful, however it is extremely hot this time of year because it's not air-conditioned. We wanted to ride the train, but it only runs until 3:20 in the afternoon.
  • I love our park. What it lacks in carefully manicured grounds it makes up for in serenity and the feeling that nature is actually at work here. Take some time to explore it and you won't be disappointed.
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