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Jackson Square, 700 Decatur St., LA 70116, United States

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Free, Popular with locals, Family-friendly

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French Quarter

This central square in the French Quarter was originally named Place D'Armes when the city was a French Colony. It was given a face lift around 1850, with the beautiful garden and wrought-iron fences you see today. Overseeing things is the large statue of Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. Wandering around today, you can still enjoy the gardens as respite from the hubbub of the Quarter, and peruse the work of the artists who hang their original pieces on the surrounding fences. On the flagstones outside St. Louis Cathedral, jazz musicians, brass bands, and tarot card readers entertain the tourists.

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Jackson Square

This central square in the French Quarter was originally named Place D'Armes when the city was a French Colony. It was given a face lift around 1850, with the beautiful garden and wrought-iron fences you see today. Overseeing things is the large statue of Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. Wandering around today, you can still enjoy the gardens as respite from the hubbub of the Quarter, and peruse the work of the artists who hang their original pieces on the surrounding fences. On the flagstones outside St. Louis Cathedral, jazz musicians, brass bands, and tarot card readers entertain the tourists.