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20 Interesting New Orleans Facts You Should Know

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20 Interesting New Orleans Facts You Should Know

Introduction - Whether you live in New Orleans or planning to visit the world-renowned city, check out these 20 interesting New Orleans...

 
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Preservation Hall is the oldest New Orleans jazz club

Fact 1 - New Orleans is one of the United States’ jazz hotspots. The city is renowned for expanding the genre and has...

 
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Masks are mandatory on New Orleans Mardi Gras floats

Fact 2 - New Orleans is well-known for its elaborate annual Mardi Gras party. But a little-known fact relating to the event is...

 

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the world’s longest bridge

Fact 3 - One of an array of New Orleans trivia facts is that the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge in...

 

You can see the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in NOLA

Fact 4 - One of the interesting facts about New Orleans, Louisiana, is that Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau’s tomb is located in the...

 

City Park was originally used for dueling

Fact 5 - There are various fun facts to learn about City Park, but one of the most fascinating is that it used...

 

New Orleans was the Louisiana state capital before Baton Rouge

Fact 6 - One of the interesting historical facts about New Orleans is that the city was once the state capital of Louisiana...

 

The first Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans was held in the 1800s

Fact 7 - It’s believed that the tradition of celebrating Mardi Gras and hosting parades in New Orleans dates back to the 1800s...

 

Canal Street is one of America’s widest roads

Fact 8 - Canal Street is another of the most popular locations in NOLA, packed with shops, bars, and restaurants. It’s also one...

 

St. Louis Cathedral is the US’ oldest active Roman Catholic church

Fact 9 - St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square is another of the iconic NOLA landmarks. But few people know that the church...

 

A haunted mansion sits in the French Quarter

Fact 10 - The French Quarter is an iconic area of NOLA, with an array of Louisiana landmarks and attractions. One of the...

 

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