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New Orleans City Park
New Orleans City Park

New Orleans City Park

Free admission
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124

The Basics

For getting back to nature, City Park can’t be beat, from the lushly landscaped New Orleans Botanical Gardens to the world’s oldest live oak grove and the wild ecosystems of Couturie Forest. Athletes of all stripes will find plenty of space to practice at the Pepsi Tennis Center, Equest Field, the boating lake, and the multiple sports fields and stadiums. Families flock to City Park for the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Storyland theme park, City Putt mini golf, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

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New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
NOLA city tour
Great day with Charlotte!! Very knowledgeable and professional. Lots of fun stories. Highly recommended
PatSinton, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Worth the money
Valarie_P, Oct 2021
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
The cemetary. Mike and the driver(sorry can’t pronounce or spell his name) we’re so knowlageable. The van was clean.
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After covid
Lisa_B, Jul 2021
New Orleans Small Group City Tour
Had a great tour. Oz (the tour operator) was knowledgeable and funny. Great experience. We would definitely do it again. Glad to see businesses are recovering from the covid shutdowns.
star-5
Worth the Money!
Linda_C, Nov 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
The tour guide did an excellent job introducing New Orleans / pulling out amazing highlights. He was very polite, respectful, professional and humorous which made the tour not only informative but fun. He was on time, the bus was nice and the seats were comfortable. I would recommend this tour!
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Excellent tour giving a...
Susan_K, Nov 2021
New Orleans History and Sights Small-Group Bike Tour
Excellent tour giving a look at all of New Orleans our guide was informative and made an enjoyable trip to see the city !
star-5
Time very well spent
steven_p, Nov 2021
Henley's Private Tours - Best Luxury Private City Tour in New Orleans
Glen, a life-long NOLA resident, offers a wonderful tour beyond the French Quarter. Our stops included a panoramic view of the whole city from 11 floors up, a historic cemetery, the levees along Lake Pontchartrain, and concluded with the garden district. Throughout the tour, Glen gave us his vast knowledge of NOLA history combined with local knowledge. He kindly dropped us off at the World War II museum on the way back. I can recommend his tour without qualification. Steve
star-5
Very good.
Gary_P, Nov 2021
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
Sean was a very enjoyable and knowledgeable tour guide. And the driver was very good at getting us around through the crowed streets and traffic. We saw parts of New Orleans that we haven’t seen using larger tour buses. We would take this tour again.
star-5
Great tour!
Debby_N, Nov 2021
Private Citywide Driving Tour of New Orleans
Ben was a great ambassador for the City of New Orleans! His obvious pride and knowledge of his city greatly enhanced our experience. I would recommend this service to anyone looking for an opportunity to get a comprehensive view and history of New Orleans. Ben was a pleasure to spend a few hours with.
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Wonderful tour
Kathy_K, Nov 2021
New Orleans History and Sights Small-Group Bike Tour
Great narration and ability to vary the stops based on what we were most interested in. Highly recommend Betsy as a tour guide!
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What a fun, fact-filled...
Steve_C, Nov 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
What a fun, fact-filled tour! Our guide was great. The tour gave us a good overview of New Orleans and was liberally sprinkled with laughs.
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Best private tour you can find!
Suzie_S, Nov 2021
Henley's Private Tours - Best Luxury Private City Tour in New Orleans
Had a great time with Glen on his private tour! He offered to take us to try the best Po’Boys for lunch and another place for great ice cream. He knows the city and its history well. He’s an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, kind, accommodating, a good sense of humor and a good man! Highly recommend taking his tour if you have a chance.
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Great tour
Denise_P, Nov 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
Great tour. Our guide was awesome, very knowledgeable. I wish we could have visited the cemetery a little longer or other sites but overall it was great. My only regret was not having cash on hand fir tipping.
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Wealth of Info
Allen_H, Nov 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
It was an awesome experience. Our tour guide was a wealth of information. We learned a lot about the local burial practices, “Creole and Cajun”, and the levee system. Also loved the ride through the Garden District.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bikes and boats are available to rent from Wheel Fun Rentals at the Big Lake Boat House.

  • For free cultural fun, stroll through the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden outside the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • Food and drink are available at Parker’s Cafe in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Cafe NOMA inside the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • Dogs are allowed off-leash at the City Bark dog park. Entrance requires permits and proof of vaccination.

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How to Get There

City Park is located in the Lakeview District of New Orleans. Parking is available at multiple locations, and the 48-City Park/Museum streetcar services the park from Canal Street.

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When to Get There

City Park is generally open from dawn to dusk, although hours vary by attraction and season. Check the City Park website for up-to-date hours. Visit the park some evenings for special events. From June to November, the weekly Thursdays at Twilight concert series is held at the Pavilion of Two Sisters, and in December, the annual Celebration in the Oaks holiday festival celebrates the season by cloaking the famous trees in more than one million sparkling lights.

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Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

This seasonal theme park inside City Park is a family favorite, featuring rides such as a miniature train, Tilt-a-Whirl, fun slide, Ferris wheel, and bumper cars. The crown jewel of the park is the rare vintage carousel known for its masterfully carved flying horses. Admission to Carousel Gardens is $5, and ride tickets can be purchased individually or with an unlimited-ride wristband. A ticket also includes admission to the Storyland theme park and playground for a full day of kid-friendly fun.

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