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New Orleans, Louisiana Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in New Orleans and the surrounding area. Museums devoted to Mardi Gras and voodoo, plus a lot of strange graves above ground. The steamy, food-addled, jazz-honking French Quarter cradles statues of Fats Domino and Ignatius J. Reilly.


Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Mardi Gras World

    Mardi Gras World

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Tour of a giant warehouse and art studio full of bizarre Mardi Gras props and floats.

  • Voodoo Museum

    Voodoo Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Real human skulls, voodoo dolls, and a Rougarou: a man with a gator head. Small, but packed with real voodoo items.

  • Quirky Monuments of New Orleans

    Quirky Monuments of New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Since the 1850s, New Orleans has erected statues and public works of art to celebrate its heroes and quirks.

  • Storyland


    New Orleans, Louisiana

    26 fairy tale statues and buildings built by Mardi Gras float-makers.

  • National WWII Museum

    National WWII Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    New Orleans was the manufacturing center for D-Day landing craft by shipbuilder Andrew Higgins.

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