One of the top zoos in the country, the Audubon Zoo features exotic animals in more than 58 acres of natural habitats. Founded in the early 1900s, the zoo has grown to be an integral part of the city and it is uniquely New Orleans. One of the most popular stops is the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit where visitors stroll through a real swamp very close to alligators, nutria and black bear. It gets pretty packed during alligator feeding times in the spring and summer. The Audubon Zoo is one of the best things to do in New Orleans if you're traveling with kids; it will keep you occupied for hours. At the Cypress Knee Cafe, visitors can dine on local specialties on a boardwalk overlooking the swamp. Other popular exhibits include Jaguar Jungle, African Savanna, Asian Domain and the Komodo Dragons. The St. Charles Avenue streetcar is a great way to get to the zoo from downtown.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Animal Life, Educational
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