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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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  • Even if all you do is drive through this park, it is worth the time. The live oak trees, some over 800 years old, are everywhere. There are walking paths, there are small lakes, a museum, Cafe Du... 
    Even if all you do is drive through this park, it is worth the time. The live oak trees, some over 800 years old, are everywhere. There are walking paths, there are small lakes, a museum, Cafe Du...  more »
  • What a peaceful and quite enviromental, something different to experience after the parties on the center of the city. 
    What a peaceful and quite enviromental, something different to experience after the parties on the center of the city.  more »
  • We have been here a few times. Once we just strolled the beautiful, oak filled grounds, after enjoying a street car ride. Once while perusing the sculpture garden near NOMA. Once while parading... 
    We have been here a few times. Once we just strolled the beautiful, oak filled grounds, after enjoying a street car ride. Once while perusing the sculpture garden near NOMA. Once while parading...  more »
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  • Such a wonderful place with so many great activities all together in a vast space. My wife and kids loved it. The willow trees are beautiful. Can have some nice coffee in the park as well. Take the time out to go here. There is a sculpture garden that really has a nice veriety...very creative.
  • Nice place to visit in New Orleans away from the hustle bustle of the French and Canal street where we stayed. There is a street car going there from the canal street. The park is wide spread, a good cafe there and a few hundred years old oak tree. There were some ducks and birds around too. Good place to walk, relax and shoot some images too. If you like nature and greens, perfect place to visit. I went early in the morning and was bright and sunny.
  • Beautiful beautiful park with so much space, so many lovely winding walkways, curved bridges, and a variety of gardens from botanical to sculpture to enjoy. Park benches, live oaks, water features, and of course the must-see art museum. You can also enjoy Cafe Du Monde, with a large patio seating area. And last but not least enjoy the lake on a rented Swan shadows paddle boat or kayak!
  • My New Orleans City Park review is (shockingly) for the actual New Orleans City Park. I will review businesses within the park separately as applicable. The park is HUGE, so we did not see it all. However, we were in the area of the Singing Oak and the lake. The park was lovely, with a variety of plant life. The walking/biking trail was clean and fairly well maintained. There was one low spot between the road leading to the Art Museum and the trail that had water over it. It has rained every day this week, so that my be unusual? We saw one piece of trash. People were walking/biking/skateboarding on the path. People were friendly. Wheeled travelers kept to the right (as instructed by signage) and there was no drama or issues that we saw. The whole experience was pleasant (except for when I thought I could paddle a swan boat for an hour, but that was my fault and a different review. 😁
  • Kids had an excellent time. There is a small amusement park here called carousel park. Very affordable. ~$20/person. My kids absolutely loved it! Several fun rides very similar to a stationary state fair, except so the rides were included with admission. I do wish New Orleans took better care of the place and maybe subsidized it considering a big part of the park is city owned (outside the amusement park). It looks a tad aged, but even so it was totally worth the visit. They should advertise it more and clean up and make it a better known tourist attraction. Seems like a missed opportunity for New Orleans. The French quarters was fun and interesting for adults, but this place was a far better child friendly experience. They even had an additional “story park” that cost a little extra but is for toddlers and a little older who need parents to ride the rides. This is more jungle gym climbing and small cute houses that you read short stories at. This place could do very well if hailed as a tourist hotspot for people with children. Come on New Orleans, get it together. It’s an excellent investment that could aid in excellent returns.

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