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  • Tom Amoss Racing Stables
    At Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, home to horse racing since 1872, visitors wager on an extensive calendar of live races, or year-round simulcasts of other Louisiana tracks. Guidance from the program and tip sheet steer bets toward horses with impressive histories or names such as "Guaranteed Winner." Grandstand entry is free to all comers, letting customers sit outdoors beneath the warm sun and measure equine speed in relation to sips of beer ($3?$5) and bites of hot dogs ($4) from track concession stands. Alternatively, visitors can retire to the upscale clubhouse for more gourmet fare (most meals are around $9.95) while minding the strictly enforced dress code, which prohibits shorts, T-shirts, sandals, and evening gowns made out of Seabiscuit movie posters. Though not included with today?s Groupon, more than 600 new slot machines, ranging from penny slots to $1-per-game machines, entertain visitors while the thoroughbreds gear up for their next gallop.
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    1751 Gentilly Boulevard
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
    At the Vieux Carré, New Orleans' famous 85-block French Quarter, modern-day visitors moving in and out of National Historic Landmark properties are transported to city's past while taking in the mishmash of architectural styles distinguished by colorful facades and filigreed iron galleries and balconies. The restored landmark property known as the Gallier House makes its home in the Quarter, waiting to dazzle with the 19th-century splendor that backdropped the lives of their inhabitants—a diverse crew of enslaved workers, tycoons, free people of color, architects, and robots—more than a century ago. The Gallier House was built in 1860 by renowned architect James Gallier Jr., who also designed the old French Opera House and Municipality Hall (now Gallier Hall). Gallier ensured the house was ahead of its time by installing a bathroom with indoor plumbing, a ventilation system to circulate air, an attached kitchen, and a hologram butler. The fully furnished two-story house also contains a courtyard, carriageway, and slave quarters, and it inspired Louis and Lestat's New Orleans residence in Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. In 1996, The Woman's Exchange bought the property, ensuring that it would be preserved as a museum and historic landmark. Today, curators illuminate the mansion’s history through frequent exhibits and educational programs for people of all ages.
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    820 Saint Louis St.
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Beauregard-Keyes House
    Beauregard-Keyes House, with a white-columned tuscan portico, was originally built in 1826 on land sold by the Old Ursuline Convent and rises dramatically above two grand stone staircases. Within the restored Victorian interior, period furniture, personal effects, and other ephemera pay tribute to the lives of the house?s two most famous residents: Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1866?1868) and Frances Parkinson Keyes (1944?70), author of tomes such as Dinner at Antoine?s, The Chess Players, and War and Peace. Beneath the soaring ceilings, dotted with chandeliers and flanked by intricate crown moulding, a stately piano, delicate china, and General Beauregard?s original bedroom furniture hark back to bygone days and decorating styles. Keyes? writing studio and her collections of fans, folk costumes, 200 dolls and 87 rare porcelain teapots recall a more modern era, and the brick-walled back garden, which has been tended by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans to replicate the original 1856 design, includes a cast-iron fountain and boxwood hedges.
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    1113 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Prytania Theatre
    The Prytania Theatre is proud to be the oldest movie theater in New Orleans and was built in 1914. Since then, it has undergone many renovations and updates but is still a locally owned and operated theater where patrons can enjoy personalized care and service. The Prytania has enjoyed an illustrious history and in 1927, the theater opened a silent film called “Upstage” with Norma Shearer. More recently, The Prytania hosted the New Orleans Film Festival and usually shows the nominated films. In 2012, Brad Pitt visited the theater to view a film. Though it has seen many tragedies and successes over the years, it remains an iconic structure in the New Orleans area. The theater is located at 5339 Prytania Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Please visit their website for show times and events.
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    5339 Prytania Street
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Audubon Zoo
    Do you enjoy the wonders of nature? If so, you'll adore the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA. In addition to a diverse wildlife that focus on different continents (like the African Savanna and Asian Domain), there's an aviary for bird fans and the Dinosaur Adventure for dino lovers. And if your legs get tired, you can always jump aboard the Swamp Train for a picturesque trip of the Zoo. You’ll never go hungry here either since there are more than ten concession stands or cafés. Plus, during the warmer months, kids can hang out at the 'Cool Zoo' splash park as a fun way to escape the heat. Whether you come for a day or get a membership with yearlong park privilege (and special discounts), the Audubon Zoo is the perfect place for family fun.
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    6500 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Historic New Orleans Collection
    Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a multifunction organization dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of the rich culture of the New Orleans South. Located in the Old French Quarter of the city, the museum is the crown atop this historically-significant neighborhood. Their vaults are home to some one million items spanning three centuries of the city’s culture. Several of Andrew Jackson’s relics have found their way into this expansive collection, making it the premier destination to learn about this iconic figure from American history. A curated tour of the museum takes only 45 minutes on average and will make you that much wiser about the knowledge of this gem of a city in the South.
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    533 Royal St
    New Orleans, LA US

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