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The Superdome is a domed exhibition and sports avenue situated at New Orleans’ Central Business District. With a steel frame covering an expanse of 13 acres, a 273 ft dome made of a multi-ringed frame and a width of 680 ft, it is the world’s biggest fixed domed structure. On the 3rd of October 2011, it was declared that Mercedes-Benz (German automaker) purchased naming rights to the structure. The new name commenced on the 23rd of October 2011. Due to its location in one of the main tourist destinations in the US and its size, the Superdome is usually included in the short list of…
The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum guides visitors through the history and meaning of Voodoo in America. The Voodoo Museum opened in 1972 on the Rue Dumaine near Bourbon Street and Royal Street. Its purpose is to teach interested people what voodoo really is verses what people have come to think it is. It is not about magic potions and incantations with voodoo dolls like most people imagine. In fact, the word Voodoo comes from the dialect of the Fon people on Africa. Their word for spirit is Vodoun, which over time became Voodoo. So, voodoo is really about the connection between the god and…
The Cabildo is an essential building to New Orleans History ever since it was erected during the years of Spanish Rule. The Cabildo is located at Jackson Square along with other famous historical buildings. Its connection to important periods of New Orleans and Louisiana History makes it an important site for tourists to visit during their stay. Up until the building was became a Museum around 1908 the building served many municipal roles including periods as the City Hall, A court house, and as a prison. One of the most significant things to happen in the Cabildo was the signing of the transfer papers for…
The Aquarium of the Americas is one of the largest aquariums in the United States. This facility is run by the Audubon Institute that also runs the Audubon Park and Zoo that is situated in the city of New Orleans. The aquarium was officially opened in the year 1990. This facility is situated near the Great Mississippi River. The aquarium offers visitors and guests a variety of 500 species of sea creatures and different types of fishes. From its name, this aquarium represents different aquatic animals that can be found in the Americas. Upon entering the aquarium, visitors can already see the very visible big…
If you are looking for something fun to experience with the family, the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana is the perfect place to visit. What Goes On at the Audubon Zoo? Pretty much anything goes at the Audubon! The zoo has a cool zone for those hot summer days to allow you to take a break from the site seeing and cool down. It offers a wet and wild splash park and incorporates some of the fun animals as well such as: Huge alligator water slide Spider money soaker Water spitting snakes The water splash park also includes a concession, restrooms, and a shaded…
St Louis Cathedral is one of the most popular must-see sites in New Orleans located in the Famous Jackson Square. The St. Louis Cathedral was first conceived and constructed during the French Era of Louisiana and New Orleans. The project was started in 1721 and completed by 1727 when parishioners began attending it for services. After it was completed the church was dedicated to Louis the IX. Unfortunately, it has been through a few periods of reconstruction due to fires that ravaged the building. With each rebuilding a bit of the original construction was lost so that now very little of the original building is…
Situated in the City Park, the 12-acre Botanical Garden of New Orleans serves as the horticulture activity center for the surrounding Gulf South and Louisiana, offering various programs for adults and kids. The actual garden walk can last anywhere from twenty minutes to a few hours. Maps are given at the entrance to lead visitors through the 12 acres that make up the garden. This educational and relaxing walk includes visits to The Tropical Garden, Yakumo Nihon Teien Japanese Garden, The Herb Garden, etc. Another well-known attraction is the Train Garden which consists of buildings made totally out of plant materials. Lots of workers were…
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