New Orleans, Louisiana: Meteorite on a Golf Course

Iron boulder embedded in a golf course. Beneficiary of a 19th century hoax that it was a meteorite, and the reputation stuck.

Audubon Park Golf Course

6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA
Audubon Park Golf Course. Ask at the clubhouse for directions to the meteorite. Stay on the paths, and watch out for golf carts.
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Audubon Park Meteorite.

Audubon Park Meteorite

A great boulder of iron ore lays half buried in the golf course of Audubon Park. Some say it was left over from the 1884 World's Fair. Others claim it to be a meteor that crashed there, which is unlikely, given the lack of any crater. Either way it is an interesting object.

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The golf course was formerly the site of the 1884-85 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. The iron boulder was left behind, too heavy to move. On April Fool's Day 1891 the local paper published a story claiming it was meteorite, and people have believed it ever since.

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