St. Charles Avenue and Audubon park & zoo

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by ArnyZona on May 20, 2007

The real jem of this trip is the ride on the Streetcar over St. Charles Avenue . Remember Tennessee Williams novel 'Streetcar named Desire" and the movie with Marlon Brando? Well this is the location!
The avenue breathes the past of the old colonial times and is a wide street with old oaks on each side and in the middle. The houses on the avenue sometimes look like the old plantage mansion and diver in stile from italian, french and victorian.
The park is build on old plantation grounds and it shows. Sometimes you feel like you are in the middle of 'Gone with the wind'.
The Zoo contains a beautifull recreated Louisianna swamp. With aligators, snakes, birds and other local wildlife that isn't that easy spotted in the real wild.
The zoo also has a Jaguar forest with staged Maya ruins and a Asian corner with a white tiger.
If you want, you can take the paddleboat back to the French Quarter, but a drive back with the streetcar is something to be 'desired' too...
Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, 70118
(504) 581-4629

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