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Facts About New Orleans

New Orleans Visiting New Orleans, Louisiana, also called the "Big Easy", is always a delightful and exciting trip. New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, and also ranks as one of the oldest of cities in America. In 2005, New Orleans was crushed by Hurricane Katrina, and most of the city had to be evacuated completely. Major damage was done to the city. Floods and broken levees left devastation in New Orleans. The people of New Orleans remained strong and faithful, and they have built their city back up to be the exciting place it used to be.

Visitors increase day by day to see New Orleans. The city is well known for being rich in heritage and culture, jazz music, great food and the well-known Mardi Gras celebrations. Visitors to the city can see many museums, aquariums, gardens, bars and nightclubs. It's a fun filled city for families and couples, and there is always something exciting to see or do here.

One of the most exciting and popular things to do is go out on a boat ride down the Mississippi river. The tour boats give you plenty of information about the city as you float along the river. You will stop and see some historical sites along the way. One of those sites is the Chalmette Battlefield. The New Orleans swamp tours give you a total picture of the city as well, because it is located in the middle of a huge swamp.

You can also look back three centuries ago by going to the Musee Conti Wax Museum and viewing many historical life size figures. Some of those include Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and Louis Armstrong.

There are many other amazing things to see and do in New Orleans. Visiting the French Quarter is a fun thing to do if you enjoy the nightlife and the bar scene. The St. Louis Cathedral and the Aquarium of the Americas are both things you should plan to see when visiting New Orleans. Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and the Mardi Gras carnival is something that should not be missed.

If you want to see something different and unique in New Orleans, you must visit the cemeteries. In New Orleans, the bodies are not buried underground, but above the ground! The reason for this is because if they dug into the ground, they would hit water after only one foot, or when the hole is dug, it immediately fills with water. Bus tours can take you to and from the cemeteries. Keep in mind when visiting New Orleans, most of the historical places will close around 3:00 pm because of fear of vandalism.

With all the culture, history and warmth that New Orleans has to offer, it should be on the top of your list of places to visit for some fun.