Tag Archive: New Orleans

May 28

The French Quarter: The Heart of New Orleans

Jackson Square

The French Quarter and New Orleans seem to go together like air and breathing.  Part of our apprehension about visiting New Orleans was that outside of the French Quarter we did not know what else there was to see.  After doing some research on all the things there are to see and do in New Orleans …

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May 22

New Orleans Museum of Art: Fine Culture in New Orleans

Art of the Americas

The New Orleans Museum of Art is an expansive collection that houses over 4000 years of art in its many galleries.  They have European paintings that span the last 500 years, as well as work on this side of the pond that represents American works from the 18th to the 21st century.  The New Orleans …

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May 15

Audubon Zoo: The Kid Friendly Wild Side of New Orleans

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The Audubon Zoo is one part of the Audubon attractions that can be found in New Orleans and in our humble opinion it is the best attraction of the three. While the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Insectarium were well put together, our experience at the Audubon Zoo makes the other two …

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May 02

National World War II Museum: America’s Museum

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The National World War II Museum showcases the American experience during World War II.  Starting in1933 and culminating with the victory by the Allied forces the National World War II Museum tells the story of what was one of the most harrowing times in human history.  It is a very powerful museum that shows the …

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Apr 27

Audubon Insectarium: Making the Creepy Crawly Less Creepy

Blue Butterfly

The Audubon Insectarium is home to all things that are creepy crawly, which hopefully by the time your visit is complete you will see insects in a different light.  The Audubon Insectarium is one of the largest museums of its kind with 23,000 square feet dedicated to hundreds of thousands species of insects.  This is …

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Apr 20

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas: Perfect Rainy Day Adventure

Walkthrough Tunnel

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas was the perfect place for Karen and I get out of the rain while we were in New Orleans.  When planning our trip we knew that we wanted to see the local zoo and after finding out what the price of admission was we figured it was in our …

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Apr 16

Chalmette Battlefield: The Battle for New Orleans

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As a history teacher it is always exciting to visit places I talk about in my class.  I got that opportunity recently on vacation when Karen and I visited the Chalmette Battlefield near New Orleans.  The Chalmette Battlefield is a National Historical Site and a part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.  …

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Apr 03

City Park: Another Side of New Orleans

City Park

When Karen and I decided to head to New Orleans for our spring break trip the first images that popped into my mind were the French Quarter, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, and of course the horrible images of Hurricane Katrina.  Not knowing a whole lot about New Orleans I was a little apprehensive about picking …

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