If you are staying in a New Orleans vacation rental that is situated in the downtown area, you are just a short distance away from some of the most wonderful attractions in the United States. New Orleans is a truly unique city that has a distinctive culture and illustrious history, and it promises great fun for people of all ages. Here are some of the famous attractions in New Orleans that you should not fail to visit.
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans is home to one of the most spectacular Mardi Gras festivals in the world, and you don't have to be in the city in February or March to experience the magic of the Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras World allows locals and tourists in New Orleans to view some of the magnificent floats and props that are featured during Mardi Gras festivals, as well as meet with the artists who created them. This attraction was created by the Blaine Kern Studios, the organization that is responsible for the creation of most of the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. It is also known as the finest maker of floats and props in the world.
While touring the Mardi Gras World, you will get to see Blaine Kern Studios' artists at work, bringing many sculptures and floats to life with their remarkable skills. As you walk among the towering structures, you will definitely feel as if you are transported to a fantasy world. Mardi Gras World is open everyday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and tours are available every half hour. Make sure that you visit the Mardi Gras World Store before you head back to your New Orleans vacation home.
The National World War II Museum
If you are a history buff, you will surely enjoy a visit to The National World War II Museum. This museum offers an interesting insight into important events that occurred during World War II. It features permanent exhibitions that highlight the United States' involvement in the war, the lives of Americans during the war, and the amphibious landings that took place in Normandy as well as the Pacific. Temporary exhibitions that focus on specific aspects of the war are also held in the museum from time to time. The museum is situated in the Central Business District, and it should be fairly easy for you to find your way there from your New Orleans vacation rental.
Harrah's New Orleans Casino
The Harrah's New Orleans Casino is one of the most popular gaming destinations in Louisiana. This casino features more than 115,000 square feet of gaming space, with over 2,000 slot machines and 100 tables. You can choose from 10 different types of table games, which include blackjack, poker, craps and others. Other than gaming, the casino also offers excellent live entertainment and dining. The Harrah's New Orleans Casino is open 24 hours a day.
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