TO DO AFTER THE HAM FEST...
Things to do in New Orleans / Make it a weekend in New Orleans, Make it a
Family Event Weekend......
After the Ham Fest You All can see what makes New Orleans one of the number
one places to visit in the world.
Here are just a few things you all can do after the Ham Fest..
*Cruise down the Mississippi River on The Historic Steam Boat Natchez . (The
cruise is normally approxmittley a 2 hour ride, and dinner is avaible for an
extra charge.)Sunday morning they offer a brunch cruise.
* Bring the wife and kids to one of best ZOOs in the country located uptown
right next to the Mississippi River in Audubon Park. The zoo has over 58 acres
of animals in their natural habitats. The Zoo consistently ranks among the
* New Orleans even has one of the finest and largest aguariums in the country,
Aquarium of the Americas. This aquarium is a world-class aquarium with
state-of-the-art exhibits, allowing visitors young and old to experience
underwater nature first hand. located right off of Canal St. near the River
and the French Quater.
* World War II Museum is the largest war museum in the country. The World War
II museum is rank one of the number 1 attraction in the Country and the World.
(located in down town New Orleans) and the No 1 place to learn US military
history in the world. In addition, The National WWII Museum features a rich
collection of artifacts that bring history to life. Discover the most impact
ful event of the 20th century and the legacy of the greatest generation in
thought-provoking exhibits, and explore the American experience in the war
that change the world.
From D-Day galleries to the 4D cinematic experience, Beyond ALL Boundaries ,
from the soaring US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center to the groundbreaking
new Campaigns of Courage, this world-renowned history museum is designed to
inspire visitors of all ages in the lessons of World War II and the stories of
heroism, tragedy, and liberation.
* Like to Gamble, New Orleans offers 3 casinos in the Greater New Orleans with
the friendliest people in the city. Harry's Casino is located right in the
heart of the city near the wonderful French Quaker and Aquarium of the
Americas,and the Mississippi River and just a few miles from the ZOO. You can
also stay at one of the best hotels in the city at their very own hotel next
to the casino. Lets not forget the other 2 casino's. Boom Town Casino is
located on the wonderful Westbank and the Treasure Chest casino is located in
the Lake Town area of Kenner on the Lake.
*Don't forget what makes New Orleans what it is, Our Great restaurants from
seafood to steaks to our very own cajun food.,from drinks to beers, our
restaurants only carry the finest wine to the best beer.
*Lets not forget the wonderful historic French Quater and Flea Market. The
French Quater has some of greatest restaurants in town to gift shops, antigue
shops and night clubs and bands. The French Quarter is the only intact French
Colonial and Spanish settlement remaining in the United States. It has been a
continuous residential neighborhood since 1718, withstanding hurricanes,
floods, fires, yellow fever epidemics, war, neglect, industrialization and
commercialization. Its population has varied from 470 people to as many as
11,000. As a registered “National Historic Landmark” the French Quarter
has secured an important role in our nation’s history.
*Don't forget swamp tours, you ride on boat for approxmittley 1 hour 45 minute
through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamp lands and bayous and take a
look in the past ,fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their
homes here.from alligators, snakes, egrets, white-tailed deer, mink and nutria
all make their home here in the Louisiana swamp lands.
*Enjoy shopping, try the River Walk located down town New Orleans right on the
Mississippi River walking distance from the French Quater, Harry's Casino and
Aquarium of Amercica's Once the site of the 1984 Louisiana Worlds Fair,
Riverwalk Marketplace opened in 1986. Following a full renovation in early
2014, the Marketplace was re-opened as The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk,
making it the nation's first downtown outlet center. River Walk has over 40
stores and restaurants
*Enjoy Sight Seeing, try the New Orleans Street Cars.The New Orleans street
cars are the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! The St
Charles route is a 13 mile long loop and runs from Carondelet and Canal
streets (Stop No. 0) thru the CBD, the Garden District, Riverbend and to the
end of the line at Palmer Park on Carondelet Avenue. The cars turn around at
Palmer Park and head back towards the French Quarter. Riding the complete St
Charles streetcar loop takes about an hour and a half. Traveling down St
Charles Avenue you will see plenty of restaurants and dozens of historic New
Orleans mansions. For extra fun you should get off along the way and enjoy a
meal at one of the restaurants along the route. Lets not forget the other 3
street car lines, Canal Street Line that goes down to the wonderful City Park
and the River Front Line that rides along the Mississippi River. Then finally
the Central City Line that goes right thru the heart of the central business
district. What a wonderful way to see the city
Oh wait, Lets not forget the Horse Carriage rides that is offer that goes thru
the heart of the historic French Quarter..
* Wonder why approximately 1.5 million people come down for Mardi Gras every
year. Then come see who makes the elaborate and beautiful Mardi Gras Floats
and costumes (At Mardi Gras World / Kern Studios right on the Mississippi
River) Where the the first float was built (back in 1932 ) Walking distance
from the River Walk, Aquarium of the Americas, and French Quarter. Mardi Gras
World / Kern Studios attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over
the world each year.
& Camp grounds
& Camp Grounds for Motor Homes Near the Ham Fest...
3400 S- I-10 Service Rd
Metairie la. 70001
5150 Mounes St.
Harahan la. 70123
5424 Citrus Blvd.
Harahan La. 70123
KOA RV's Grounds
11129 River Ridge La. 70123
you know that the Crescent City Amateur Radio Group will not only raffle over
16 radios We will raffle two 32 inch TV;s at the The Greater New Orleans Ham
Fest Plus many other prizes....
The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group will also donated half of the profits
from the Greater New Orleans Ham Fest to a family affected by hurricane Michael.