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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 City and Cemetery Bus Tour
New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
star-4.5
$49.98 per adult
Traveler Favorite
This was a fantastic...
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide Lee was a wealth of knowledge. We saw and learned so much. He was on the dot timely. At the end, dropped us right where we needed to be for our next adventure.
Mike_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-5
Highly Recommended
Peter_S, Apr 2022
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
Very good tour. Get to see a lot of the city that you would miss if you just stayed in the Quarter. Clean vehicle, good driver, knowledgeable and pleasant guide.
star-5
Excellent Tour and over Experience
Michael_H, Apr 2022
Henley's Private Tours - "Best Private Luxury City Tour in New Orleans"
We had an excellent experience with Glen Hensley's private tour. He has clearly researched New Orlean history extensively and showed us the city while narrating the entire way. We live in Atlanta and the couple we attended with reside in Dallas so we met in the Big Easy to reunite after the long Covid pause. Both couple were thrilled with the quality of the tour provided from Glen and highly recommend his services to others.
star-5
See the different areas with information on the sights.
Patricia_M, Apr 2022
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
Quick way to see the surrounding area, with facts and information. Comfortable and clean tour bus. Glad we finally decide to go.
star-5
Great time!
Stephanie_J, Mar 2022
New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
My tour was amazing! The bus was clean and the driver was so knowledgeable! There is so much to learn. I enjoyed every minute.
star-5
Great Experience
Bob_H, Feb 2022
New Orleans History and Sights Small-Group Bike Tour
Jeffrey was terrific. He is a knowledgeable guide. He was very personable and funny as well as attentive and careful of our safety. We made a mistake and did not reserve electric bikes, however he and the nice lady in the shop were able to get the electric bikes ready with no issues.
star-5
Exceeded our Expectations
Dwight_Q, Feb 2022
New Orleans Small Group City Tour
Teddy was amazing. Very personable and friendly. Also incredibly informative and very knowledgeable. Gave a great overview of New Orleans and the surrounding area. Van was very clean and comfortable. This was exactly what we were hoping for. We would totally recommend this tour.
star-5
Don’t hesitate just book it!
Jeffrey_S, May 2022
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
Our bus driver was fantastic! Informative, personable and entertaining! I highly recommend this tour AND ESPECIALLY OUR DRIVER JARED!!!
star-5
Excellent guided tour
Romona_M, May 2022
New Orleans City and Cemetery 2-Hour Bus Tour
Jared was an awesome tour guide. Very informative about the city and the history of the city. Learned the history of Canal Street being called Neutral Ground. Jared also recommended that we try the frozen coffee at Cafe DeMond which was great.
star-5
Great trip!
Janie_F, Mar 2022
New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
Me and my friends didn’t have any plans in New Orleans and we found this tour and it was Amazing!! The guide was very knowledgeable and the drive was a very good driver and cared about our safety!
star-4
Very full 2-1/2 hour...
Bob_F, May 2022
New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
Very full 2-1/2 hour tour. Take the early booking if possible. Tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable. A great way to see the whole city and learn about the cemetery. Only complaint was that the tour guide spoke so fast that we missed some of the excellent information she was sharing.
star-5
I would give it more stars if I could
Matthew_R, May 2022
Private Tour of New Orleans in Luxury Transportation *Fully Licensed & Insured!
This was the highlight of our trip to New Orleans. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting. Very comfortable tour, great information and history. Ben is the best guide you can find for New Orleans.
star-5
Cannot recommend highly enough!
Laura_M, May 2022
Private New Orleans City Tour with Local Expert Guide
What a wonderful way to learn the city and its history! Mark is extremely generous with his local knowledge and expertise. It was the perfect way to start my visit and understand the many layers of past and present in this uniquely wonderful city.

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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