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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
Must do on day 1
Kesha and Tyler were amazing! Tyler is so knowledgeable and the facts and humor never stopped. The little gems and places to eat, mixed with culture and things to do is worth the trip in itself. I would recommend to ANYONE. It’s a must do with these 2!
Tysharra_B, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-5
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.
star-5
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-4
Worth it.
Karen_B, Nov 2021
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
Tyler the guid was very knowledgeable. Our driver, I can't remember her name, was great. Smooth ride. No sudden breaks.
star-5
Great experience
Brigitte_C, Nov 2021
New Orleans History and Sights Small-Group Bike Tour
Milan was a great tour guide. It was great to get out of the french quarter and learn about some other neighborhoods in NO
star-5
Great experience!
MaryBeth_H, Nov 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city of New Orleans. He was also very entertaining and enjoyable to listen to. We would travel with him again.
star-5
A must do for everyone who visits New Orleans
Tara_A, Nov 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
First! We got picked up right at our hotel. After several days in the city, we were glad to save some energy and not have to walk to a pickup point. Our family loved learning about the city history and seeing sites we didn’t know existed. Our guide, Justin, was friendly & fun, a great driver, and educational without being boring!
star-5
Nice trip allowing a quick drive through essential NOLA
svvenkataraman, Nov 2021
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
The guide Charlotte was very nice, informative and witty and kept the group engaged always. The bus and the driver were great too. However, despite enough warnings most people (the guide was probably justified since she had to speak a lot) never wore a mask which I understand is mandated by law. In these circumstance that was quite disconcerting.
star-5
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
Our tour guide was great...
lisa_F, Nov 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable we learned a lot. Would definitely recommend this to our friend
star-5
Enjoyable and informative
Layla_A, Nov 2021
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
The guide (Charlotte) was very friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot of interesting information about New Orleans
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.

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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