One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo lets animals roam freely around innovative, natural-habitat settings featuring subtropical plants, waterfalls, and lagoons. This zoo is home to about 1,800 animals including lions, tigers, bears, sea lions, a family of extremely rare white alligators and the majestic Bengal tigers. Other highlights include live animal presentations, hands-on encounters with animals, the Endangered Species Carousel, Simulator and Swamp Train and the new "Butterflies in Flight" exhibit.
Experience the sights and sounds of river life that enchanted characters of history and literature - like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer aboard the historic Steamboat Natchez. Cruise down the Mississippi River to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope as you view breathtaking sights like the Chalmette Battlefield, the French Quarter, Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo. Choose from a daytime or dinner/jazz cruise featuring the Dukes of Dixieland.
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Recommended by The Travel Channel as "The #1 Tour in New Orleans," Haunted History Tours, offers mildly theatrical, hugely historical, and thoroughly entertaining ghost, vampire, voodoo and cemetery tours. Making many television appearances on "America's Most Haunted Places," this company takes you through eerie, chilling, yet fun-filled and educational adventures exploring mysterious sites like French Quarter residences, a vampire tavern, the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and the garden district, where author Anne Rice's home is located.