Central City, New Orleans Places

Part of our New Orleans travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Central City, including The National World War II Museum, Contemporary Arts Center and Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
  • The best place in Central City New Orleans: The National World War II Museum

    The National World War II Museum

    945 Magazine St
    Formerly the "D-Day Museum". Exhibits on the United States in World War II, both on the battlefronts and the home front. Expansions in recent years include a restaurant, the "Victory Theater" presenting multi-media historical presentation, and the "Stage Door Canteen" featuring live music shows in the style of WWII era USO shows.
    Central Business District food nearby
  • Contemporary Arts Center

    Contemporary Arts Center

    900 Camp St
    The Contemporary Arts Center is a pioneering contemporary art museum located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The CAC is a non-collecting museum that focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media. Remaining committed to programming that reflects "the art of the last five minutes," the CAC has displayed the works of many now-famous artists early in their careers, including Andy Warhol.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    925 Camp St
    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is located in New Orleans, within the Central Business District adjacent to Lee Circle. It is associated with the University of New Orleans. Its focus is the visual arts and culture of the American South within the context of the region's history and culture.
    Central Business District restaurants nearby
  • Howlin' Wolf

    Howlin' Wolf

    907 S Peters St
    They host a good variety of local and visiting acts; definitely get a hold of their schedule in The Gambit, a weekly paper. (Note: if you visited here before Katrina, they are now a block up the street from their former location.)
    Central Business District food nearby
  • San Fermin en Nueva Orleans

    San Fermin en Nueva Orleans

    but with roller-derby girls with plastic baseball bats serving as the "bulls" chasing the runners
    It caught on, and now attracts thousands of participants and even more spectators each July in the French Quarter and CBD.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant

    Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant

    701 Saint Charles Ave
    M-F 11:30AM-10PM, Sa 5:30PM-10PM.
    Central Business District
  • Ashé Cultural Center

    Ashé Cultural Center

    1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
    Ashé's mission, essentially, is to be a community gathering space for the creation of art, but also to help drive community renewal. You'll need to check the website, but they have occasional events that would appeal to a visitor, like drum workshops, film screenings, etc.
    Central Business District food nearby
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome

    Mercedes-Benz Superdome

    1500 Poydras St
    When no games or events are scheduled, you can take tours New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St. Located beside the Superdome, the New Orleans Arena hosts smaller shows & sporting events.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • New Orleans Arena

    New Orleans Arena

    1501 Girod St
    Located beside the Superdome, the New Orleans Arena hosts smaller shows & sporting events.
    Central Business District restaurants nearby
  • St Claude Arts District/SCAD

    St Claude Arts District/SCAD

    Multiple venues
    New Orleans newest & hottest arts district thats not your usual tourist-centric arts destination. A true "only in New Orleans" experience. Check website for current exhibits, times, and addresses.
    Central Business District food nearby
  • Confederate Museum

    Confederate Museum

    929 Camp St
    Displays from the American Civil War.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • The Saint

    The Saint

    961 St Mary St
    Hipster dive.
    Central City
  • City Greens

    City Greens

    909 Poydras St Suite 125
    Soups, salad, wraps; breakfast & lunch. Tel. 524-2822
    Central Business District
  • Commander's Palace

    Commander's Palace

    1403 Washington Ave
    For private event inquiries, please visit: http://cpno.tripleseat.com/party_request/83
    Central City
  • The American Sector

    The American Sector

    945 Magazine St
    The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world–why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today–so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired.
    Central Business District
  • Latin American & Caribbean cuisine, with Cuban predominating. Dinner Tues-Sat; Lunch Fri-Sat, Brunch Sun.
    Central City
  • Lake Pontchartrain

    Lakeshore Drive is a park along Lake Pontchartrain that has playgrounds
    Many families in New Orleans use this park as a barbeque and picnic areas. Swimming is allowed at some parts of the lake by the Seabrook Bridge and on Pontchartrain Beach but on the rest of Lakeshore Drive but sun bathing is good too.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • Audubon Park [1]

    pleasant park to walk around
    Runs from St. Charles Avenue to the river. Audubon Zoo [2]. Very good zoo, see the rare white alligators, at the upper end of Magazine Street. Riverboats connect the Zoo to the Central Business District; also accessible from the St. Charles Streetcar via a shuttle bus that runs back and forth from the main entrance to Audubon Park on St. Charles to the Zoo. M-F 10a-5p; Sat-Sun 10a-6p.The Butterfly. A park along the Mississippi River front, on the other side of the Zoo.Cascade Stables [3] Horse stables, riding lessons.
    Central Business District restaurants nearby
  • Great River Road-Plantation Country

    the 70-mile stretch between New Orleans & Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River with Creole and Ante-Bellum sugar plantations
    After the French Quarter, plantations on "Great River Road" represent Louisiana's most visited destination.
    Central Business District food nearby
  • Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center

    Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center

    1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
    This is a really cool complex with art films/indie films shown nearly every night. Check the calendar before coming, but mostly just to see what's on—it's a busy, thriving arts complex! On the second Saturday of each month 11AM-4:30PM, Zeitgeist opens the Och Gallery, which always has interesting art exhibits. The store is a great browse too, and is open one hour before nightly events.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • Saint Bernard Parish

    site of the historic "Battle of New Orleans" in 1815
  • Riverwalk Marketplace

    on a pier along the Mississippi Riverfront and physically connected to the New Orleans Hilton
    [7] In addition to a variety of shops, hosts a fine view of the Mississippi River and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.
    Central Business District
  • Juan's Flying Burrito

    Juan's Flying Burrito

    2018 Magazine St.
    UPTOWN: 2018 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130 MID-CITY: 4724 South Carrollton Ave. (at Canal Street) New Orleans, LA 70119
    Central City
  • Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar

    Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar

    1009 Poydras St
    Walk-On's has been serving up Beer, Burgers, and a Great time since 2003. Everybody Needs A Little Playing Time!
    Central Business District
  • Slice Pizzeria

    Slice Pizzeria

    1513 Saint Charles Ave
  • VooDoo BBQ & Grill

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill

    1501 Saint Charles Ave
    We’re the sound, the soul, the taste of BBQ, New Orleans-style. Brisket, gumbo, salads, burgers - taste our magic! http://www.voodoobbq.com/
    Central Business District
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