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76 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Hidden French Quarter

It may be famous for Mardi Gras, but New Orleans has subtle, surprising wonders on tap all year long—even in the touristy French Quarter. Around every cobblestoned corner, you’ll find historic ephemera, bits of Creole culture, environmentalism, and no shortage of spooky stories, whenever you happen to visit.

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Musical instruments in the courtyard of SecondLine Arts and Antiques in New Orleans' French Quarter.

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