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New Orleans Botanical Gardens is spread across 10 acres (4 hectares) of tropical conservatory, including a water lily pond, formal rose garden, azalea, camellia gardens and a horticultural garden. Scattered throughout are fountains and sculptures by world-renowned artist Enrique Alferez (a New Orleans local). Take a guided tour or browse through the library and gift shop located in the lovely Pavilion of the Two Sisters.
Situated inside the Botanical Gardens at the famous New Orleans City Park, Train garden is a famous tourist attraction with a 1300 feet (396.24 meters) long railway track full of miniature models. The visitors can see small sized replicas of various trains and cars that actually ran in New Orleans during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Looking at all the models, one can imagine how New Orleans must have been during the late 80s and early 90s. Paul Busse, the person behind this beautiful rail garden has built small models of various houses and buildings around the railway track. Visitors can walk along the pathway next to the railway track and enjoy this intricately designed miniature model. Various signboards and posters with information and interesting facts about different neighborhoods in New Orleans have been placed all around the track. The entire model is surrounded by real plants from the Botanical Garden, giving it a natural green cover and making it look more attractive. The mini train running through the beautifully created model track is a sight adored by people of all ages.
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.
This 600 seater venue located in the premises of the Loyola University New Orleans, has played host to a number of events and shows. The Loyola University Symphony Orchestra on most occasions uses this facility for their performances. This venue was opened to promote dance and music to the community of New Orleans. With wonderful audio-visual systems, this place is well-equipped for audiences to enjoy musical and dance performances to the fullest.