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you can park free on the weekends but I beleive it is only after 6 p.m. Almost impossible to find a spot on Saturdays

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Make sure to visit Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop. It is an amazing building built sometime before 1772. They say it was once owned by Jean Lafitte the pirate. It’s a small structure but big on atmosphere. Nice place to stop on a hot afternoon for a cold drink.

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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is located across the street from the Dday Museum and the port terminal. There are awesome exhibits and every Thursday Night there is a musical performance with fantastic musicians, bars, and the exhibits are open during the performance. You will have a blast and get a taste of what the south is all about! Check out www.ogdenmuseum.org to see what's going on!

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I read you can catch the Steetcar at Canal St and ride it through the Garden District to the end of the line, then get off at Washington on the way back to see the Garden district.

 

If doing this, when you get to the end of the line do you have to get off and pay again?

 

Does the driver just move from one end to the other or does the car spin around?

 

Thx!

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After about 70 blocks from Canal Street, the streetcar makes a right turn onto Carrollton Avenue. and there isn't a whole lot to see after this. You can ride a few blocks more, get off, and board the next streetcar going back towards Canal.

 

If you ride all the way to the end, everyone gets off and the operator flips the seat backs in the other direction, reattaches the electrical supply hook and goes back the other way.

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Thanks to Northern Bear for the "bump" of this thread. We'll be in New Orleans for 5 days prior to our 2/24/13 cruise on the Star. I can already see we won't have enough time to do everything.

 

Just a question - is a swamp/bayou tour do-able in February or are all the critters hibernating and the foliage dormant? Or would our $$$ be better spent elsewhere?

 

TIA.

Katink

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1. eat

2. drink

3. eat

4. drink

5. eat

6. drink

7. eat

8. drink

9. eat

10. drink

Lots of amazingly great food down here and lots of places offering yummy alcoholic beverages. :D

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All joking aside, all of the suggestions on here are spot on as things not to be missed. You will find the people down here to be very down to Earth and friendly. Eat, drink, have fun and come back again.

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The Chalmette battlefield is open, but was damaged by Katrina - only temporary building are open.

 

The temporary center is gone as it has been replaced with a new visitor center. We visited the battlefield this past 4th of July and the new exhibits are impressive. For all visitors and locals alike, it's a great attraction.

 

Jorge

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