Tourist Attractions in New Orleans

Tourist Attractions in New Orleans
New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, known for its marshy swamps, Cajun culture and fascinating historical landmarks. The city of New Orleans directly surrounds the Mississippi River and is famous for its Mardi Gras celebration. Whether you're in the area for the outdoor activities or just to relax, there are a few attractions in New Orleans that can't be missed.

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

If you've ever wanted to hop into the bayou and have an up-close and personal look at alligators, check out Cajun Pride Swamp Tours. Cajun Pride operates on its own private land, meaning you will most likely not see another boat on your trip. Ride a fan boat into the wilderness, feed the alligators and ride through the swamp with a personal tour guide. Allow at least three hours for your tour, then enjoy a packed lunch at the picnic area with your family.

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
110 Frenier Road
LaPlace, LA 70069
(800) 467-0758
cajunprideswamptours.com

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is in New Orleans' historic French Quarter and features well-kept artifacts of occult history. Allow an hour or two to wander through the museum, then partake in one of the walking tours. The cemetery walking tour is particularly interesting because the graves in New Orleans are above-ground to prevent them from being ruined due to flooding. Better yet, taking a walking tour gets you free admission to the museum.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
724 Dumaine St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 680-0128
voodoomuseum.com

The Degas House

The Degas House, located near the historic French Quarter, was the home of Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. The home is available for tours, and you can also stay overnight as the house has been renovated into a cozy bed and breakfast. Degas painted 22 works while living in his New Orleans residence, and tours of the home are run by the great-grandneice of Degas himself. If you're looking for a quiet trip to New Orleans, staying at the Degas House is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street.

The Degas House
2306 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-5009
degashouse.com

Article Written By Megan Smith

Megan Smith has been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. She writes about health, fitness, travel, beauty and grooming topics for various print and Internet publications. Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from New York University.

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