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Audubon Park, New Orleans

Audubon Park - New Orleans, Louisiana
Audubon Park
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118Map
+1 504 581 4629
Neighborhood: Uptown
Overview

Having started out as the nation's first sugar plantation, then an urban park, and finally renamed in 1886 as Audubon Park in tribute to John James Audubon who painted many of his famed "Birds of America" in Louisiana, the 340-acre Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo is a place one can truly and peacefully enjoy New Orleans's old-world charm: fountains, statues, gazebos, lagoons, giant oak trees, and the occasional horse-back riders and carriages. There are also a golf course, tennis courts, and a extremely popular 1.8-mile-long paved jogging track. Do walk along the outskirts of the park and be wowed by the historic buildings of Loyola and Tulane universities, as well as many elegant mansions.

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Audubon Park General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 05:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Animal Life, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Activities
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