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Veterans, history buffs, or anyone interested in learning about American life will find something of interest at the National World War II Museum. Located in the central business district of New Orleans, the museum was formerly known as the National D-Day Museum and high lights the roll of the United States in World War II. It was designated as “America’s National World War II Museum” by Congress in 2003 and has undergone considerable expansion to include the Pacific theater as well as the European with more to come. Pavilions are planned for the future that will be dedicated to every major campaign that the United States participated in. [click to continue…]
Whether you like alligators, birds, vegetation or just good stories, a swamp tour can be an enjoyable and memorable part of a New Orleans visit. The swamps are located about 40 minutes from New Orleans and can be reached by car. Many tour companies provide swamp tours and will pick you up at your hotel for an additional cost. Coupons and discounts are available on-line and/or in the official visitors guide so check around for the best deal. [click to continue…]
This world-class zoo should not be missed. The 58 acre zoo features over 2,000 animals most of which are living in open areas that resemble their native habitats. Most of the large animals or groups of animals are in spacious surroundings with plenty of room for their activities and there is no feeling of cages or cramped quarters. Visitors stroll along from one area to the next enjoying the scenery as well as the animals, fountains, and plantings that add to the overall ambiance. [click to continue…]
One of the best ways to start a visit to a new city is to take a bus tour. The idea is to get a broad lay of the land, basic background of the city, and enough information to decide what interests you most and deserves a deeper visit. Even if you have researched New Orleans before visiting you will find that a bus tour provides a new perspective and will facilitate the decision making process. You can’t see and do everything and will have to make choices; a bus trip will help you make informed choices. [click to continue…]
If you want to visit the grand plantations of bygone eras the best place to go is the area between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. Numerous plantations owned and operated by Creole families were built there in the lower Mississippi Valley along the River Road in the nineteenth century. Some of these plantations have been restored and are now open to the public as museums or bed and breakfasts. They are easily accessible by car but can also be visited joining a group tour. Some of these tours even pick you up at your hotel. [click to continue…]