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210 O'Keefe Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 525-6800
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The Audubon Nature Institute has a zoo, aquarium, insectarium and a theater and organizes educational and enjoyable events for children. All museums are available for hire for personal events. A great place not only for children, but also for adults to learn about nature, the Audubon Nature Institute is fun for the whole family.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park consists of six sites in and around New Orleans. The park honors Cajun culture in general and Jean Lafitte in particular. Lafitte was a notorious pirate and smuggler, who came to the aid of General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The visitor center has historic walking tours of the French Quarter and is a great starting place for information regarding the other sites around New Orleans.
For those looking to get outdoors and explore, look no further than Canoe & Trail Adventures. This outfit touts itself as the most experienced guide service in Louisiana, and with over 40 years of experience. it's hard to refute that. Tours run the gamut from wetlands to trailheads, in state to out of state and everything in between. Canoe, hike or otherwise explore the great outdoors with Canoe & Trail Adventures.
Natchez Steamboat features full-service catering from the on-board galley and is docked at the back of JAX Brewery. This three-decked sternwheeler offers two cruises daily with narration by a professional guide. For your dining and listening pleasure, there is a cocktail bar, live jazz and an optional Creole buffet. Dinner prices are not included in the cost of admission. Children under three ride free. Reservations are required, so call to confirm schedule and prices.
Aquarium of the Americas is a world-class aquarium with state-of-the-art exhibits, allowing visitors young and old to experience underwater nature first hand. Visitors immerse themselves in the major marine and submarine habitats of North and South America, including the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon Rainforest. The aquarium also features thousands of fish, reptiles and birds native to these habitats.
The Entergy IMAX features the wonders of nature captured in three stories of vivid, in your face, color. These movies, usually an hour long, complement the nature themes introduced by the Aquarium and other Audubon facilities. This IMAX is an entertaining and educational window into the natural world.
Paddling along the Mississippi River is a great way to spend time in the city. Enjoying a buffet lunch while you glide along the river and take in the sights is the stuff of vacation dreams. The refreshing trip is bound to give you a considerable appreciation for the beauty of the area. Book your Paddlewheeler Creole Queen tickets and discover for yourself these scenic surroundings.
New Orleans Fairgrounds Racecourse and Slots serves up endless betting action. Check out the action on the racetrack or head indoors to check out some gaming action. With over 600 of the newest slot machines on hand, there are plenty of potential jackpots to hit. Food and drinks are served here as well.
Hop aboard one of NOLA Gondola's tours for a romantic journey through New Orleans. These hand-crafted, Venetian Gondolas leisurely cruise through the lagoons of New Orleans while the soundtrack of romantic Italian music gently plays in the background. Crackers and cheese are provided for lovers to munch on while gliding across the water, while the champagne or wine is brought by tour-goers themselves. These private tours are the perfect way to connect with the unique vibe of New Orleans while enjoying a memorable outing with you and your special someone.
See the city of New Orleans from a new perspective with Bayou Kayaks. This kayaking outfit leads paddlers up the Bayou St John to Orleans Avenue and then down to Robert E Lee Boulevard. Witness an impressive display of various flora and fauna, as well as the classic French Colonial architecture New Orleans is known for, as you glide through the eight-mile round trip. Perfect for beginners or experts, kayaking with Bayou Kayaks is a great way to see the Big Easy.
The orignally Hawaiian pastime of paddleboarding is all the rage. Because of its minimal learning curve, paddleboarding is a great way for people to get a full body exercise while being out in the water. NOLA leads tours of popular New Orleans tourist attractions, as well as lessons. Seeing the great sights of New Orleans while working out your body from head to toe is as good as it gets.
It's just impossible to get bored of New Orleans' plush City Park. Sprawled over 1,500 acres, this welcoming oasis attracts hordes of people every day. You'll find lovebirds sharing some time together, children playing around, joggers doing their daily rounds and people absorbing the park's beauty. Camps, field trips and an amusement park are the facilities for children. Sports lovers can choose from golf, football, tennis and lots more. The park also provides the perfect setting for weddings, picnics, birthdays or other special functions. If you're a nature lover, you can volunteer to help protect this beautiful park.