New Orleans is a city filled with excitement with something fun for everyone. Here are a few of our notable attractions:
Audubon Zoo: One of the country’s top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo blends the exotic excitement of animals from around the globe with the serenity of its lush gardens. With innovative natural habitat exhibits and an animal collection ranging from the unique and extraordinary white alligators to the majestic Bengal Tigers, Audubon Zoo has become one of the Gulf South’s favorite family gathering spots.
Aquarium of the Americas: Recognized as one of the nation’s leading aquariums, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located along the banks of the Mississippi River in the historic French Quarter. A visit to the Aquarium spans the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea, the mysterious Amazon Rainforest and the waters that give New Orleans its lifeblood: the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.
Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium: New Orleans' newest attraction showcases the largest group of animals on the planet - insects! Since prehistoric times, insects have played invaluable roles: pollinating crops, decomposing wastes and adding intrigue, color, texture and majesty to our world. Your visit to this one-of-a-kind, interactive museum will illuminate amazing things about these creatures; you'll never think about them the same way again.
Harrah's New Orleans Casino is one of the most exciting casinos in the country. Inside, you´ll find life-sized Mardi Gras floats, a five-story oak tree and a Pirate´s Ship. This is all in addition, of course, to the more than 2,000 slot machines and 100 table games, including blackjack, craps, baccarat, and live poker. Thrill your senses with live jazz performed under shooting stars and a magnificent oak tree in the Jazz Court. Dance, dine and celebrate all night long, in this award-winning casino.
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World invites you to take a look behind the magic of Mardi Gras on your next visit to New Orleans! Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World is New Orleans' showcase of carnival, with thousands of sensational sculptured props and breath-taking giant figures on display all year-round. Tourists are encouraged to bring their cameras and picture themselves next to King Kong, Marilyn Monroe, the giant Bacchsaurus, and thousands of other props and sculptures.