New Orleans Tourist Attractions

Explore the rich tapestry of history, culture, and excitement that awaits you in New Orleans with its captivating array of tourist attractions. Step back in time with guided tours of historic plantations like Destrehan, St. Joseph, Felicity, and Laura, where you can immerse yourself in the antebellum era and learn about the complex stories of those who lived and worked on these grand estates. Marvel at the majestic oak-lined pathways of Oak Alley or wander through the lush gardens of Houmas House, each offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyles of the past. Dive into the compelling narrative of World War II at the renowned museum, honoring the bravery and sacrifices of those who served. For a taste of artistic inspiration, visit the Edgar Degas House, where the famous impressionist painter once lived and created. And for the adventurous spirit, experience the city from a thrilling perspective with zip line tours, providing a unique and adrenaline-pumping way to explore the vibrant landscape of New Orleans.
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Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

251 ratings
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Come see where and how Mardi Gras is made! This is the only a tour that offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at the one and only Mardi Gras! The fantastical floats are handcrafted by NOLA artists all year long and are the highlight of the party during parade season. This hour-long tour allows visitors to take a sneak peek at the newest designs! Learn about what makes New Orleans famous: Mardi Gras! Book your spot today!
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The National World War II Museum

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Take a flight through history at the number 1 attraction in New Orleans and one of the Top 10 Museums worldwide, The National WWII Museum. This museum’s collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and moving personal stories convey the war’s epic story in a way that informs and inspires while educating today’s generations about the price of freedom and honoring those who gave so much to secure it. Soar to new heights with the 4-D film "Beyond All Boundaries" experience. Don't miss your chance to see this for yourself, book your spot today!
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St. Joseph Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

36 ratings
Experience St. Joseph Plantation, one of the few fully intact sugar cane plantations left in the River Parishes. Visitors will explore the plantation home, original slave cabins, detached kitchen, blacksmith's shop, carpenter's shed, and schoolhouse. Take a walk back in time and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people, both free and not, who have called this plantation "home."
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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

30 ratings
Once you've visited Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in person, you'll know why it is called "The Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road." In fact, this grand estate was so lavish, that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace." The mansion and grounds have been thoroughly restored and enhanced to reflect the opulent lifestyle and grandeur of the successful sugar barons who once lived in Houmas House. Guides in period dress offer visitors an entertaining glimpse into the resplendent world of southern plantation life. Inside, guests will find history reflected in the many antique furnishings and works of art that grace the home's 16 glorious rooms. Outside, visitors can stroll through 38 acres of breathtaking, lush gardens, which are replanted throughout the year to reflect the season. Book today!
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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site - Admission & Guided Tour

49 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Drive out to Laura Plantation to enjoy the best history tour in America. This plantation house and Creole Heritage Site is focused on the generations of a real Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved, and highlights the reality of the plantation within a larger historical and cultural context. On a guided tour, you'll walk throughout the plantation house, gardens, slave cabins, and the museum dedicated to slavery to read first-person narratives of those who worked the fields. The unique Creole colors and historical elements reflected throughout, paired with the real documented stories provide a true glimpse into the life once lived by many in Louisiana. Book today!
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Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

19 ratings
1 Hr.
Step back in time at the oldest documented plantation along the lower Mississippi River Valley with this guided tour of the Destrehan Plantation. Located just 30-minutes from the French Quarter and 10-minutes from the New Orleans International Airport, drive out to discover the legacy of the Destrehan family. Historical interpreters will intrigue you with the storytelling of the plantation owners, enslaved laborers, and free people of color who made the plantation one of the top sugar producers in Louisiana. Marvel at the unique architectural features designed and built by enslaved master builder, Charles Parquet. Educate yourself on a slave revolt almost lost to history. Breath in the natural majesty of centuries-old oak trees draped in Spanish Moss. Book today to drive out and experience New Orleans' oldest and closest plantation!
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Felicity Plantation Guided Tour

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1.5 Hrs.
Embark on an immersive journey through time on the Felicity Plantation Guided Tour in Vacherie, Louisiana. Learn the captivating history of this working sugarcane plantation and the lives intertwined within its walls. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece, a stunning blend of Greek Revival and Creole influences, constructed between 1844 and 1847. Witness the very grounds where renowned film and TV projects like "The Skeleton Key," "12 Years a Slave," "Underground," and "Filthy Rich" came to life. Book your experience today!
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Houmas House & The Great River Road Museum Day Trip

4 ratings
4 - 5 Hrs.
If you are looking to experience a combination tour and an educational museum experience, then this Houmas House & The Great River Road Museum Day Trip is the pick for you! The historic estate boasts 38 acres of the south’s grandest gardens, three restaurants, a luxurious Inn, and a historic mansion open daily for tours. The guided mansion tour leads guests through the architectural evolution of the mansion and details how a succession of owners and the Mississippi River grew this manor house to the estate it is today. Once sprawling over 300,000 acres, Houmas House has survived wars, floods, abandonment, and the test of time. Spend some time experiencing the Antebellum South. Once you have explored the Houmas Estate, visit The Great River Road Museum. This expansive museum educates about life on the Mississippi - exploring the culture, commerce, folklore, and music. Once you’ve completed this attraction, save time to walk across the bridge located in the parking lot and enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape. Book your tour today!
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Zipline Swamp Tour

2 ratings
1 - 1.5 Hrs.
Combine the thrill of a zipline with the beauty of the swamp in this one of a kind experience. You will get to enjoy 5 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, and a one of a kind spiral cypress tree staircase as you traverse the famed Maurepas Swamp! View the beautiful ecosystem including magnificent flowering plants, and cypress trees with Spanish moss. There is also no shortage of critters around and you will most likely see plenty of alligators, turtles, whitetail deer, wild boar, raccoons, and even more from up above! There is also a large green space with several games such as cornhole, giant Jenga, and more! Come see the area's newest and most exciting attraction! Book your experience today!
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Edgar Degas House Museum Guided Tour

2 ratings
2 Hrs.
Enjoy oak tree-lined Esplanade Avenue and discover the story of the French Creoles, including Edgar Degas and his maternal family, hosted by either a docent or the Great-Grand Nieces of the artist himself! This documented historical tour includes exploring both Degas houses, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and viewing the award-winning documentary "Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn". Book your spot today!
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Historic Riverlands Plantation & Soul River Music History Tour

1 rating
2 Hrs.
Take a musical journey through African American history on this Historic Riverland's & Soul River Music Tour. Visit Historic Riverlands, where the truth is revealed, history is relived, minds are renewed, and hearts repaired! Located on the former Cornland Plantation grounds, you will see the sites, feel the spirit, and hear the music as you are transported back in time. Witness the strength and pride of the people who lived and worked the plantation country through expert narration and exhibits at this historical landmark! Book your spot today!
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St. Joseph and Felicity Plantation Combo Tour

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2.5 Hrs.
Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Louisiana's sugarcane industry with this St. Joseph and Felicity Plantation Combo Tour in Vacherie, Louisiana. Step onto a unique property where two plantation homes, St. Joseph and Felicity, coexist as part of a working sugarcane farm that manages around 1,000 acres of sugarcane each year. Each house tour lasts approximately one hour, allowing ample time to absorb the stories and immerse yourself in the historical ambiance of these plantations. Book your St. Joseph and Felicity Plantation Combo Tour today!
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Lynn Meadows Children's Discovery Center Admission Tickets

16 ratings
Bring the kids to have fun in the award-winning indoor wonderland known as Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Located in a 1915 schoolhouse across from the beach in Gulfport, Lynn Meadows is a giant playhouse dedicated to children and their wild imaginations. Inside, 15,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits encourage fun, learning, and creativity. Discover different cultures at the Celebrate the World We Share exhibit, board the train at Dolan Avenue Depot, and create a mini-masterpiece at our art studio - Art Knows Anything Goes. Outside, oak-covered acres provide more space to let the imagination run wild. Play "house" in the trees, tap a tune in the outdoor musical garden and explore the tiny town of Kids Street. Book your ticket today!
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Southern Food & Beverage Museum General Admission

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2 Hrs.
Fried chicken and cocktails? Now that's a museum worth checking out! Shake things up and take a bite out of history with a visit to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. This living history and food wonderland give guests an in-depth look at the roots of Southern food culture. Admission gets you into both the food museum as well as the museums of the American Cocktail's and La Galerie de l'Absinthe, which showcases the Absinthe collection of Raymond Bordelon and the storied history of the "green fairy" itself.
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