Top Choice Museum in Uptown & Riverbend

Newcomb Art Museum

Part of Tulane University and flanked by beautiful Tiffany stained-glass triptychs, the Newcomb Art Museum is a great spot to soak up some art, with works from colonial portraiture to engravings by John James Audubo…
Zoo in Uptown & Riverbend

Audubon Zoo

This wonderful zoo contains African, Asian and South American landscapes and fauna, as well as the ultra-cool Louisiana Swamp exhibit, full of alligators, bobcats, foxes, bears and otters. During the summer months, …
Park in Uptown & Riverbend

Audubon Park

This lovely spot, riverside of St Charles Ave, is home to Audubon Zoo. A 1.8-mile multi-use paved trail loops around the central golf course, unfurling beneath a shady canopy of live oaks.
Gallery in Uptown & Riverbend

Alex Beard Studio

The lovely paintings of Alex Beard are somewhere between a fairy-tale and dreams given pigment form. From puzzles to children's books to fine art, his adventures in 'abstract realism' will pull you in for a closer l…
Synagogue in Uptown & Riverbend

Touro Synagogue

Despite the fact that Jews were officially banned from New Orleans under the Code Noir (Black Code), which was in effect from 1724 until the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, they have been calling the Crescent City home …
Archives in Uptown & Riverbend

Amistad Research Center

Part of Tulane University, the Amistad Research Center is one of the nation’s largest repositories of African American history. The Amistad is not a museum, but it does display items from its collection in rotating …
Notable Building in Uptown & Riverbend

Milton H Latter Memorial Library

Poised elegantly above shady stands of palms, the Latter Memorial Library was once a private mansion. The Isaac family – who owned the building from 1907 to 1912 and installed Flemish-style carved woodwork, Dutch mu…
Park in Uptown & Riverbend

Levee Path

Part of the Mississippi River Trail, this unique public greenway runs atop the levee space that follows the curves of the Mississippi River all the way from the Fly behind Audubon Park to Jefferson Parish and beyond…
Archives in Uptown & Riverbend

Hogan Jazz Archive

Jazz heads, and really anyone interested in New Orleans music, should pop into the Hogan Jazz Archive. Although most of its great wealth of material is not on exhibit, the librarian will retrieve items from the stac…
University in Uptown & Riverbend

Loyola University

A private university with more than 4700 students, opened as a Jesuit college in 1904. It's one of America's more scenic campuses, with live oaks, beautiful buildings and open quads – worthy of a stroll on a sunny d…