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Mississippi River

So much can be said about the Mississippi that it almost defies belief. So much more than just the largest drainage system in North America, the might Mississippi is entrenched in the collective American psyche. From the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Beasts of the Southern Wild, the grand idea of the muddy river delta and its great abundance stays with us. Beginning in the far reaches of Canada, the long arms of the mighty Mississippi reach across the United States and eddy down the flat belly of America and out through the Louisiana river delta. While in New Orleans you can stand on the banks of this muddy river and be intoxicated at its briny smell, the tugboats and tankers that regularly parade its banks, and get a sense of what it means to be standing at the beginning of something.

Practical Info:

The Mississippi River divides New Orleans into what is colloquially known as the East and West Banks, though geographically speaking, the West Bank is to the south.

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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 600 Reviews

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $47.99
From USD $140.99

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 316 Reviews

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $48.99

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 131 Reviews

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $30.99

French Quarter History Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

From USD $20.00

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