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Harrah's New Orleans is one of the most thrilling casinos in the country, located in the most exciting city in the world.

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Mississippi River, New Orleans is one of the United States' most mesmerizing cities. Its Old World European charm, rich cultural fabric and intriguing history have made it one of the world's top travel destinations, world-class cuisine and inspired jazz notwithstanding.

Just outside lies the magic of the Crescent City. Many of New Orleans' most well-known attractions are just steps from the casino, and countless others are just a short drive away.

Harrah's lies at the foot of Canal Street, literally across the street from both the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. It fills an entire city block, bounded by the Central Business District, the historic Warehouse Arts District and Convention Center Boulevard.

Some of the great things to do in New Orleans include:

  • Essence Music Festival
  • French Quarter Festival
  • Fulton Street
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas houses 15,000 sea creatures representing nearly 600 species, in a state-of-the-art facility overlooking the Mississippi River.

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AUDUBON ZOO

Since the 1884 World Exposition, the Audubon Zoo has been a New Orleans landmark, a living museum spanning 58 acres of natural habitats.

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NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK

New Orleans City Park is an expansive recreation complex including the Botanical Gardens, New Orleans Museum of Art, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, Bayou Oaks Golf Facility and more.

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CHALMETTE BATTLEFIELD

This is the site of the last battle ever fought on American soil, at the end of the War of 1812.

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FRENCH MARKET

Dating back to 1791, this historic French Quarter landmark is the oldest public market in America.

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JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

The Laura C. Hudson Visitor Center on the eastern edge of the French Quarter features an extensive exhibition of the history and conflict that surrounded the founding and shaping of present-day New Orleans and the French Quarter.

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MID-CITY LANES ROCK ‘N BOWL

Rock and roll your night away with bowling and live entertainment at this New Orleans institution.

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NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

Powerful images and extraordinary artifacts bring to life the American Spirit, the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the young men and women who won the war and changed the world.

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NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

New Orleans is universally considered to be the birthplace of the uniquely American brand of music known as Jazz. The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park was created in 1994 to commemorate this memorable musical legacy.

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OLD U.S. MINT

Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served both as a United States and a Confederate Mint.