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Moon Walk, New Orleans

Moon Walk, New Orleans

New Orleans is an eclectic city that features a mix of French, Spanish, and African cultures. Most people think of Jazz, the French Quarter, Tremé, Royal Street, or Bourbon Street when they think of New Orleans. But, there is one more thing that makes New Orleans extraordinary, the Moon Walk.

Located in the French Quarter along the east-bank of the Mississippi River, the Moon Walk is a riverside promenade that is popular with tourists and locals alike. Built in 1976 and named after mayor Maurice "Moon" Landrieu, the boardwalk allows one to catch a cool breeze or aroma or watch vessels traverse the river.

In addition, visitors can enjoy the performances of the many street performers and musicians. The Moon Walk replaced a levee originally constructed in the 1700s that made the area inaccessible, due to its height continually being increased, to people for several decades.

The promenade is conveniently located near many shops and restaurants. It is said that many married couples began their relationships at the walkway. The Moon Walk can be reached by traveling through Washing Artillery Park by means of Jackson Square.

Attractions near the Moon Walk include Jackson Square, the Natchez Steamboat, the French Market, the Cabildo, the Presbytère, the St. Louis Cathedral, the Supreme Court, the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and the Old Ursuline Convent.

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Sight Name: Moon Walk
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in New Orleans, Louisiana

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