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New Orleans City Park

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Address: 1 Palm Dr, 1 Palm Drive, 70124, New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608
Phone Number:
+1 504-482-4888
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis...

One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.

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a nice outdoor oasis

How many other city parks in the USA can you go to an art museum, a botanical garden, good bird watching, and maybe even see an alligator? Dont worry about the gators, they are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pat S
Somerset, New Jersey
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Somerset, New Jersey
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

How many other city parks in the USA can you go to an art museum, a botanical garden, good bird watching, and maybe even see an alligator? Dont worry about the gators, they are typically north of the highway.

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

magnificent park with all sorts of exotic birds, amazing sculture gardens and a cafe. Very peaceful, serene and scenic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rode the streetcar up to City Park to visti Storyland on our last visit to New Orleans. While my daughter was really to old for Storyland, we really enjoyed walking in the park, looking at the art that leads to the Museum of Art, and watching the birds play in the water. It was a relaxing interlude in the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With the coffee shop nearby and the museum on the grounds, it is a great place to visit, especially by streetcar.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there looking for a taste of some of the local swampy plant life. Same as any city park except a really long way out the way. Wouldn't waste your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

AAHH! The French Quarter is fun, but come here or fresh air, a bike ride and enjoy the sculpture garden.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The city park is a calm and peaceful area, a direct contrast to the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street. The trees are covered with Spanish moss which looks gorgeous. There is plenty of space to walk around and lots to see

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Kalamazoo, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite place to visit in New Orleans. The big oak trees with the moss on them are gorgeous and fun to climb, and there is a sweet cafe where we enjoyed coffee and beignets and jambalaya. The sculpture park is amazing.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for Voodoo Music and Art Expo, so my experience is with it as a venue. My first impression was how big a park it was, only to realize when I looked at a map that I merely scratched the surface. I really enjoyed this place as a venue and enjoyed the landscaping, particularly the fountains and wooded... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used Gray line tours for this visit. A stop at this city park was part of our Bus City excursion. The park is well maintained and has a nice path with sculptures. The Morning Call cafe in the park serves very good fresh beignets and café au lait. Joan, our guide was vivacious, accommodating and very knowledgeable of all... More 

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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