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City Park free

1 Palm Drive | New Orleans, LA 70124 | Official website
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  • Type: Parks and Gardens
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.0)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Although it was hit rather hard by Hurricane Katrina, recent visitors insist that City Park is almost as good as new, and a great place to spend a day. Take a nature stroll through the New Orleans Botanical Garden or peruse the art hanging in the New Orleans Museum of Art. And while New Orleans isn't generally classified as kid-friendly, City Park also has several diversions for your young ones, including Storyland (home to giant fairy-tale characters and an antique carousel) and the Train Garden. Formally part of the Louis Allard plantation, the expansive City Park also has four golf courses, tennis courts, and areas perfect for boating and fishing.

Sitting north of central New Orleans near the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, City Park is open daily from just before sunrise to 11 p.m. Entry to the park is free; however, specific attractions charge admission. Check out City Park's website for more information.

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