Lower Garden District, New Orleans Places

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

    Mardi Gras World

    1380 Port of New Orleans Pl
    A great place to get the Mardi Gras spirit year-round; at the edge of the Central Business District
    Lower Garden District food nearby
  • Louisiana Children's Museum

    Louisiana Children's Museum

    420 Julia St
    New Orleans' most playful place for children filled with hands-on exhibits! Explore, experience, and learn with the Louisiana Children's Museum!
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • 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 restaurants nearby
  • Confederate Museum

    Confederate Museum

    929 Camp St
    Displays from the American Civil War.
    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
  • Rock-n-Bowl

    3000 S
    Carrollton (at Earhart Boulevard -- note they moved a dozen blocks closer to the river from their old location in Spring 2009). Dance, or drink, or bowl (!) while listening to great live local music. A great place to experience traditional Zydeco music or Cajun music, if you bowl or not. Also Rhythm & Blues acts, swing dancing.
    Lower Garden District restaurants nearby
  • The Saint

    The Saint

    961 St Mary St
    Hipster dive.
    Central City
  • Latin American & Caribbean cuisine, with Cuban predominating. Dinner Tues-Sat; Lunch Fri-Sat, Brunch Sun.
    Central City
  • Cochon


    930 Tchoupitoulas St
    www.CochonRestaurant.com (504) 588-2123
    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
  • Parasol's Restaurant & Bar

    Parasol's Restaurant & Bar

    2533 Constance St
    Old Irish neighborhood bar. Also serves po-boys and seafood. Their block party on St. Patrick's Day is always jammed.
    Garden District
  • Cochon Butcher

    Cochon Butcher

    930 Tchoupitoulas St
    Central Business District
  • 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
  • Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar

    Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar

    1340 S Carrollton Ave
    Carrollton, tel 861-6088. [6] Good fresh Japanese, variety from light snacks to full meals. (The also have another location in Mid-City.)
    Lower Garden District
  • Mulate's


    201 Julia St
  • Magazine Po-Boy Shop

    2368 Magazine Street
    Traditional po-boy sandwiches, plus seafood and vegetarian dishes, breakfast omelettes and burritos. M-F 8:30AM- 5:30PM.
    Irish Channel
  • Juan's Flying Burrito

    Juan's Flying Burrito

    2018 Magazine St
    Reasonably priced Mexican.
    Central City
  • Rue De La Course

    Rue De La Course

    1140 S Carrollton Ave
    Carollton, at the corner of Oak Street: Watch the people and streetcars go by from one of the outdoor tables, or sip indoors in the building which was built as a bank back in the 1910s. Look up the walls for the architectural detail of bats sipping coffee mugs. Wi-fi. 6:30AM-Midnight
    Central Business District
  • Cafe Nino's

    1510 S
    Carrollton. Nino came here from Italy, bringing good inexpensive Italian food, via a stop in Philadelphia, where he picked up how to make a great Cheesesteak Sandwich.
    Lower Garden District
  • Michaul's Live Cajun Music Restaurant

    Michaul's Live Cajun Music Restaurant

    840 S Charles Ave
  • Mojo Coffee House

    Mojo Coffee House

    1500 Magazine St
    M-F 6:30AM til midnight Sa,Su 7 til midnight. Great coffee! lots of teas, sandwiches, soups, bubble tea and free Wi-fi. Mojo also features organic fair trade coffee.[[22]]
    Central City
  • Lebanon's Cafe

    Lebanon's Cafe

    1506 S Carrollton Ave
    Carrollton. [5] Good Middle Eastern, half a step above Babylon in price
    Lower Garden District
  • Basil Leaf

    1438 S
    Carrollton. Thai Cuisine
    Lower Garden District
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