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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
Great overview
Andrew was funny, knowledgeable and entertaining! This was a great way to get a general feel for the city! I would highly recommend this tour.
lindsayolevitch, Jan 2022

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
Must for first time visitors to NOLA.
Dawn_C, Jan 2022
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
Very informative. Our tour guide and driver made this a fun experience. I especially enjoyed the cemetery tour. I originally didn’t want to tour the cemetery but I learned a lot.
star-5
Great tour for newcomers to the city
Janet_L, Jan 2022
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
Chris (or Sta-pha) was awesome! You could tell he genuinely loves his city. This is the first time our family had been to the city and it was a great way to learn some of the history and favorite spots in the city. My favorite part was City Park. Highly recommend this tour!!
star-5
Awesome trip! Glen was...
Gabrielle_S, Jan 2022
"Henley's Private Tours" - Best Private City Tour in New Orleans
Awesome trip! Glen was very knowledgeable and loved seeing things outside the quarter! Thanks so much for a wonderful tour!
star-5
Fantastic tour
Mark_H, Dec 2021
NOLA's BIG 4 PRIVATE EXPERIENCE: French Quarter/Garden Dist./Cemetery/City Park
Paul was a fantastic guide and we really enjoyed learning about the city from him and his tips on things to do and great places to eat were super helpful
star-5
Great tour!!
Tyrone_B, Jan 2022
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
The tour Guide named Christopher was great. He was funny and very knowledgeable! The tour really inlighthened us on the rich history of the City of New Orleans. The Cemetery stop was very interesting because it gavw me the history and the why they bury the dead the way they do .
star-5
Great Tour!
Ann_H, Jan 2022
New Orleans Small Group City Tour
Great tour & overview of New Orleans! Knowledgeable & friendly guide, who was attentive to our needs!
star-5
The tour guide had lots of great stories about food, history,
LARRY_P, Jan 2022
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
Great stories and things to see such as murals, mansion, a cemetery, the lake, and an impressive City Park
star-5
Thanks Teddy!
Norman_T, Dec 2021
New Orleans Small Group City Tour
Teddy is great! He is very knowledgeable about the city and it was a well done tour. He answers any questions you may have and did a great explanation of Hurricane Katrina disaster.
star-5
Don’t miss this tour
Robert_L, Dec 2021
New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
Our tour guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He showed us many interesting details of the local geography, and how they deal with flooding problems. We also had a fascinating look at unique New Orleans burial practices.
star-5
New Orleans private sightseeing tour
Yvonne_H, Dec 2021
Private New Orleans City Tour
All the sights we saw was awesome. I think the best part of the trip was St. Louis cemetery! Never seen anything like it. Chris, our driver was absolutely amazing! He really knew a lot of history with New Orleans, we learned a lot from him! He knew all the best spots to eat, all the jazz clubs, all the shopping areas, he was just awesome! I would definitely recommend him hands down! Absolutely the best!
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Seeing the water level...
Kristina_H, Jan 2022
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
Seeing the water level comparable to the city. The cemeteries were super cool too. We are from Indiana. Thank you Justin for a great tour!

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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