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New Orleans is Not Flooded!

We've been getting questions and concerns about flooding in New Orleans and we would like to reassure all of our visitors that New Orleans is not flooded! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our friends and relatives in Baton Rouge where the water is rising, and...

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This Weekend We Celebrate Louis

This weekend is Satchmo Summerfest, an annual festival that honors New Orleans' own jazz legend and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong. While Louis is best known for introducing the world to his improvisational solo jazz style,...

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Iconic Cypress Trees

The lush growth in a Louisiana swamp is something you really have to experience in order feel its majesty. One of the best things to see in our beautiful wetlands is the indigenous bald cypress tree. The bald cypress tree is actually our official state tree and for...

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Summertime in NOLA

The Crescent City is heating up and though the steamy air isn't very pleasant feeling, the festivities continue all year long! Here are some special events not to be missed in your vacation planning this summer: - Essence Music Festival (June 30-July...

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Duckweed, a swampy phenomenon!

A beautiful (and useful!) carpet-like green cover floating on the bayou is the smallest plant in the fern family. Its common name is duckweed, its botanical name is Lemnacae It is the second highest plant in nitrogen content, after soy. It can even be used as an...

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Memorial Day Service at the WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum celebrate the teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the homefront in the war that changed the world. A special memorial service for these men and women and their...

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Bayou Boogaloo this weekend!

Another FREE festival this weekend! Bayou Boogaloo which is being set up for the next 3 days on the banks of Bayou St. John will feature culinary delights of New Orleans' Mid City restaurants, local New Orleans music, and local arts and crafts. Been to the French...

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What Is It About New Orleans?

What Is It About New Orleans? In short, New Orleans has everything to make life worth living and improve quality of life; eating, drinking, music, and merry making. All places in the U.S. have their own history, culture, values, and stories that made them who they...

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