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Old 03-17-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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Hi, everyone- I am a NO native but have lived away for a long time. Since it's been so long, I am a little rusty on current attractions. What would you suggest a church youth group of kids grades 9-12 see while in New Orleans in mid-July this summer? They are coming for a Lutheran National Youth Gathering. They will have two full days to tour. Thank you SO MUCH!
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:46 AM
 
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The D-Day Museum on the Westbank is supposed to be pretty good, as is Blaine Kerns' MArdi Gars Museum. Take the ferry across the river, always fun. Still good to walk around JAckson Square and see the museums. Audubon PArk and the Zoo, visit the Riverwalk. Take a swamp tour on thje Westbank, there's a national park there with rangers that take you on various hikes through the swamp (altho' it will be hot & humid.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:35 AM
 
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The D-Day Museum on the Westbank is supposed to be pretty good, as is Blaine Kerns' MArdi Gars Museum. Take the ferry across the river, always fun. Still good to walk around JAckson Square and see the museums. Audubon PArk and the Zoo, visit the Riverwalk. Take a swamp tour on thje Westbank, there's a national park there with rangers that take you on various hikes through the swamp (altho' it will be hot & humid.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply...all good suggestions. Rep point to you!
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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Southernbelleinutah had good suggestions, but if you're going to be in Jackson Square, check out St. Louis Cathedral. It is beautiful and is right in the square. You could also take your group to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas near the French Quarter at the foot of Canal Street. Have fun!
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: La Ville de la Nouvelle Orleans
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Walk the French Quarter
Carriage ride departing from Jackson Square
Go to a Hornets game if they have a home game and you can get some tickets
Eat beignets from Cafe du Monde
The National World War II Museum (was once the DDay Museum and is located in the Warehouse District, not the Westbank)
Streetcar ride down St. Charles Avenue
Audubon Insectarium (less than a year old)
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Audubon Zoo
Relax in City Park or Audubon Park
Eat at world known restaurants
Take a ghost, cemetery, or voodoo tour
Take a swamp tour at Honey Island Swamp (the best of several swamp tours in my opinion)
There is so much more!
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Walk the French Quarter
Carriage ride departing from Jackson Square
Go to a Hornets game if they have a home game and you can get some tickets
Eat beignets from Cafe du Monde
The National World War II Museum (was once the DDay Museum and is located in the Warehouse District, not the Westbank)
Streetcar ride down St. Charles Avenue
Audubon Insectarium (less than a year old)
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Audubon Zoo
Relax in City Park or Audubon Park
Eat at world known restaurants
Take a ghost, cemetery, or voodoo tour
Take a swamp tour at Honey Island Swamp (the best of several swamp tours in my opinion)
There is so much more!
Thanks so much, everyone!
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Go to the Zoo!
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Smile Another Way to Experience New Orleans

Although the PARAPLEX (formerly at 4800 Canal Street) is closed at it's first location and moving to another, respectable location closer to the French Quarter, the PARAPLEX Annex in the French Quarter (718 Orleans, behind the St. Louis Cathedral), is still open as the departure location for world-famous Ghost Expeditions, Psychic Boot Camp and the new Anne Rice's Vampires & Other Supernatural Beings Tour. The PARAPLEX Annex also has several cool items from larger PARAPLEX exhibits on display - free admission when the PARAPLEX Annex is open.
http://www.ghostexpeditions.com/GERa...tCropped96.JPG
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Southern Bell In Utah the D-Day Museum is on the EASTBANK. The Luthern Group is here now with 37,000 youth all over the city it is AWESOME to see so many youth here.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Take them on the night-time river boat dinner cruise. It's not very expensive and worth the money. I rode it first as a teenager on our Senior Trip and have ridden again as a grown up. I still like it!
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