The National World War II Museum is made up of four sections, each containing a different exhibit. A variety of artifacts, testimonies and documents, particularly those chronicling the World War II period, are on display here. There is a permanent exhibit, as well as temporary exhibits and electronic exhibits, all of which transport visitors back to that time in history.
Cajun Pride Swamp Tour is a fun and informative way to see a scenic swamp and wildlife refuge. You might see a whole zoo's worth of creatures including: alligators, bald eagles, waterfowl, owls, beavers, raccoons and even black bears. Tours generally last about an hour and a half.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is a repository of many of the things that make this area of the United States great. Fine art, architecture, folk art and artifacts of the bygone Southern era can be found here. You also find unique exhibitions, such as Looking Back, Looking Forward, Becoming Ida Kohlmeyer, Walter Anderson and Friends, Clementine Hunter and Melrose, the Treme Storytelling Quilt Project, and The Jazz.
Established in the year 1961, Preservation Hall has become a haven for traditional jazz fans. Even if you are not a jazz lover, the unique old-school decor and the heady ambiance which is attributed to the stellar music performances, will ensure you have a fantastic time here and may even become a fan before you leave. The interior of the club is sparse and does not feature much in the way of comfort, but comfort is easy to ignore with such great musical entertainment. They do not serve food or drinks here, however feel free to bring along your own drinks to enjoy while you watch the show.
From the critter-filled swamps of Louisiana to the grasslands of Africa, you can explore some of the Earth's most intriguing habitats and the creatures that dwell within them at this world-class zoo. Rated one of the top zoos in the United States, it features two rare white tigers as well as Komodo dragons.
This is one of those places that make you wonder if they ever close. Open doors and no cover charge lure tourists and locals to listen to some of the best music in town. Authentic jazz that is loud and lively is almost non-stop from mid-afternoon to the wee hours of the morning at Maison Bourbon. Players include Wallace Davenport, Steve Slocum and Tommy Yetta. Patrons must be 21 or older. There is a one-drink minimum.
This is the French Quarter's only gallery dedicated entirely to hand blown glass art. This family owned business features a gallery of glass art by a number of talented artists, such as Kelsey Murphy and Daniel Lotton. Each Item is unique and beautifully rendered, featuring everything from antique to contemporary pieces. The gallery also offers tours by appointment. The gallery of pieces is also online and shipping is available.
Founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe creator Issac B. Tigrett, House Of Blues has grown into a multi-dimensional entertainment company featuring top-name blues, jazz, and contemporary acts. Try the slow smoked baby back ribs, the Pacific Rim Tuna Steak or the cedar pan roasted salmon and finish off with the White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding.
Enter The Parish which is next door to the House of Blues through a brick alleyway with a large fountain depicting Atlas shouldering the globe. A 5,000 square foot of event space with a state-of-the-art sound system, The Parish is a hotspot for eclectic concerts. Drawing inspiration from the design of a cathedral, it features stained glass, hand-painted murals, it's certainly a sight to behold. The intimate atmosphere allows for a genuine connection to be forged between musicians and the audience.
The brainchild of J. D. Healy and Catherine Shultz, The Museum of Death was first opened in San Diego in 1995. Having grown in popularity it was later moved to Hollywood Boulevard and a second one of its kind was opened in New Orleans. Since then it has gone on to become home to the largest collection of death themed exhibits. Found here are a controversial collection of severed heads, photos of crime scenes, autopsy instruments, execution devices, taxidermied pets and several other eerie exhibits. If you can stomach graphic and gory displays do visit this museum.
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.