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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
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Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.

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A whole lot happening

We strolled through, sat by, danced above and stood In Jackson Square many times during our four day stay in the French Quarter. There is a lot going on, especially on a sunny... read more

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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We strolled through, sat by, danced above and stood In Jackson Square many times during our four day stay in the French Quarter. There is a lot going on, especially on a sunny afternoon. There are artists creating art, street musicians jamming, locals and tourists dancing and horses trotting by pulling carriages of people. We sipped cocktails from Muriel's balcony... More 

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Awesome spot, especially before everyone gets up. We went to Cafe Du Monde, got ourselves beignets and coffee and sat on the stops closer to the river overlooking Jackson Square. It really is beautiful before the vendors and the street gimmicks of saying they know where you got your shoes, make you a bet only to say "on your feet"... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Very much so worth the visit to this place. It's located in the heart of New Orleans and close to almost anything you may need or want to see, eat, drink, etc. Right by Cafe Du Monde and many other fine eating places, shops etc. Great place for photos and selfies if your into that.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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The square is well maintained and has lots of photo op opportunities. While we were there a brass band started playing in the street and it was such an awesome experience to listen to them while taking in the scenery and atmosphere of New Orleans.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Lovely well kept park by St Louis cathedral. Nice quiet area in the middle of the French Quarter. Perfect opportunity for photos.

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Darnestown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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It's a nice square, but not so different than hundreds of other squares around the world. Typically on the street around the square, especially between the square and the church, there are street musicians playing for tips - some better/more interesting/unique than others. However, at certain times (e.g., during festivals) artists will set up around the perimeter of the square... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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Street urchins, performers, music, artwork and food permeate this incredible area which also includes the St. Louis Cathedral... Great place for everyone and every age..

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Leawood, Kansas
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Beautiful square in the French Quarter. Lots of activities were going on with many people enjoying the sights and the weather. The Cathedral is so impressive and dominates the scene. Jackson Square is well-maintained and there are many shops, food options and historical buildings to explore.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Built to honor the notorious Andrew Jackson's role in defending the city after the War of 1812, the monument is itself currently under attack for his role in the tragic Trail of Tears.

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Evansville, Indiana
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Seriously, how can you say you’ve visited New Orleans if you don’t spend some time at Jackson Square? We went on a weekday, which was perfect! Beautiful gardens, fantastic shops all around, gorgeous trees, and home to the famous monument. Give yourself an opportunity to take a carriage ride/tour, as there are plenty of them lined up and ready. This... More 

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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