New Orleans is home to some of the nation’s best attractions, but we’ve also got a few new attractions that are worth adding to the mix. Dive deep into Jewish history at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience. Learn the secret behind making the perfect Sazerac cocktail at Sazerac House. Enjoy a day out with the kids at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. There’s so much just waiting to be explored in NOLA.
Step into a world designed by local artists focused on representing the music, art and culture of New Orleans. Mardi Gras Indians, jazz musicians, seafood and alligators all serve as inspiration for the exhibits at JAMNOLA. Wind through a variety of colorful rooms as you make your way through the experience. Pose in a crawfish boil pot, next to a po-boy wall, or by any of the exhibits for the perfect photo opp.
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is among the exciting openings of 2021. The museum covers the geographical area of 13 southern states and 300 years of history—and it features exhibits, collections and programming focused on the history of Southern Jews. Interactive exhibits make for a wonderful experience to learn about the history of Judaism and how it is practiced today. This is the first museum of its kind in New Orleans and is set to draw visitors from far and wide, serving as an important educational facility for cultural exploration and understanding.
Relocated from downtown New Orleans to beautiful City Park in 2019, the Louisiana Children’s Museum is the latest state-of-the-art attraction for families. Exhibits from the old location made their way over to the expansive grounds of City Park, with new interactive exhibits focused on the region’s unique waterways. Children will love getting their hands dirty while digging into nature, making groceries at the miniature replica store, and learning about the mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy dining at their on-site, kid-friendly restaurant, Acorn Café, after a day full of exploring.
Hatchet-throwing may not strike you as a typical attraction, but rest assured that it’s a fun time. Try your hand at throwing hatchets to targets in a safe and controlled environment. This spot is great for team building, date night or just a fun day out. Enjoy 10 throwing pits, a photo booth, giant games and free Wi-Fi during your visit to Stumpy’s.
The Sazerac House, located at the intersection of Canal and Magazine Street, is just a few hundred yards from the original 1850 Sazerac Coffee House - the site where the Sazerac cocktail was first introduced, and the company was born. Today, you can visit Sazerac House for a taste of the cocktail and the history behind it. Beautiful, interactive exhibits occupy different floors of the museum and allow guests to take a seat at a simulation of the original Sazerac House cafe tables, chat with virtual New Orleans bartenders about their signature drink recipes and learn how to build drinks from the famous Mr. Boston guide, based on their favorite flavor profiles.