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New Orleans Folklife and Visitor Center

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Address: 419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
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+1 504-589-2133

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This is worth stopping into for some brochures or maps, especially for first timers. Ask where the best food, music, shopping, and things to do are located. They will have good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Saint Louis, Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent resource for travelers. The gentlemen here is super helpful and gave great guidance on finding & getting to key destinations in the New Orleans - French Quarter area. He also books bike tours, swamp tours, has maps on deck for reference and the gift of gab. I appreciated his time & effort. Stop in and give him a shout.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

This is worth stopping into for some brochures or maps, especially for first timers. Ask where the best food, music, shopping, and things to do are located. They will have good suggestions.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We went in here for info on places to visit but the only person to help us stood outside smoking so we waiting then picked up a few brochures and left and he never said a word to us. No use at all.

Thank Linda H
Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

You can't expect much but there were son books, a guide to answer general questions and to suggest ideas. Neutral but helpful

Thank Mayra S
Fritz Creek, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

This National Park consists of 3 locations; A Visitor Center in the French Quarter, The Chalmette Battle Field, and a Park in Marrero. See: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60864-d210266/New-Orleans:Louisiana:Jean.Lafitte.National.Historical.Park.And.Preserve.html. We only visited the Visitor Center in the French Quarter. The Ranger on duty was not at all helpful. In our experience with National Park Service Locations this is not at all typical. We didn't... More 

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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