New Orleans City Park, New Orleans

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Founded in 1853 and spanning 526 hectares (1,300 acres) New Orleans City Park is one of the largest and oldest urban parks in America. Stroll through this green space to discover the botanical garden, sculpture garden, and golf courses. Check out the antique wooden carousel in the park's amusement area, which is more than 100 years old and one of the few of its kind left in the country. The park also is home to the city's soccer stadium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, considered one of the finest art museums in the South. Rent a boat to explore the park's 18 km (11 mi) of lagoons, lakes, and bayous. Bikes are also available for rent. For travelers who use our international travel planner, New Orleans holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the New Orleans City Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • First of all, it is a little hike from the last trolley stop so make bathroom stops, bring some water and wear tennis shoes. Having made the pilgrimage to City Park on all three of my visits to New Or...  more »
  • If you have kids Storyland is an absolute must. It is magical for kids.They don’t open until 10 but there are several other playgrounds in the park that have plenty for kids of all ages to do.  more »
  • It's open, filled with 200+ year old oak trees, an amusement park for the kids, snow balls, ice cream and beignets ... it's also home to the New Orleans Museum of Art. There are tennis courts, paddle ...  more »
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  • Best place to go in the city. I have been coming here since I was just a little kid. I love the oak trees everywhere you look, the walking and bike trails around big lake and festival grounds, and my favorite part, the botanical gardens. Not to mention the new children's museum coming to City Park for the kids, although it will be sad to see the one on Julia street go.
  • What a lovely oasis this park is. So many things to see. The modern art museum, morning call cafe, the sculpture garden and the botanical gardens to name a few of the features of this gem. It even has some 600 year old oak trees.
  • I liked how large the park is and the sculptures in the park are photo-worthy! Police secure the area, which made me feel safe. The oak trees along the road are beautiful! There was trash along the sidewalk. I wished the city would clean it or hire someone to clean. It can be people from the local shelter who are looking for a job to make some money- just as long as it gets picked up. Thank you kindly!
  • Awesome park very lovely!. Botanical gardens and gorgeous trails plus Art museum and sculpture gardens. Wanted to go in Storybook land and ride the train but got vetoed by family.
  • INCREDIBLE absolutely beautiful. You need to see it to believe it. The trees alone are worth coming to see. They are spectacular, magnificent and glorious. But there is so much more to do. Literary there is something for everyone. Always heard it was a special place. That is a total understatement

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