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The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA

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Address: 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124
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wonderful cultural place to visit while at New Orlean

NOMA is situated at the end of the tram line (you can enjoy the scenery along the way from the centre to the museum). While we were there the weather was still (November) lovely... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

NOMA is situated at the end of the tram line (you can enjoy the scenery along the way from the centre to the museum). While we were there the weather was still (November) lovely and mild. Spent more than half an hour in the Sculpture garden, took many photos of sculpture. Our favorite is "Karma" by the Korean artist Do... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I and a friend just walked around the sculpture garden in the rain. The sculptures are fascinating and the way they are located within the garden works really well. You just walk around and from time to time see a sculpture within the greenery. Each sculpture is located separately from the others, so none overwhelms the others.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The azaleas were in bloom, the breeze was cool, the sun was warm. A perfect time on a weekday to enjoy this beautiful garden without too much crowd.

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Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am an art ignoramus. I don't know any of the finer points of art appreciation (or even the more obvious ones). My critique of most works of art is either "That's sort of ugly" or "That looks kind of nice." You would think that the Sculpture Garden would be wasted on me, but my wife and I were early... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

stopped here as part of a VIP tour ... LOVED it! The silver man sculpture is memorable. Stop in if you get a chance!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing, beautiful and meditative place to stroll, sit, and enjoy an afternoon. Take a picnic and thank the Besthoff family!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented bikes and were riding around city park and audubon park (which aren't any different than our parks at home), then we found the sculpture garden, which is the best I"ve seen. A really terrific curation of sculptures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

City Park is an absolute treasure, and the sculpture garden is a gem in its crown. There are all kinds of sculptures in this amazing -free! - attraction. Take time to enjoy them all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving through City Park we parked along an area we thought would be nice to walk around for awhile and get some exercise. After taking a short walk along a path, we stumbled across this area. We are not big into art but really enjoyed strolling through. The setting was so relaxing with plenty of places to sit and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the Canal Street Streetcar to the City Park. Skip the $12 admission to the Museum (save your money for the awesome food in NOLA) and wander through the sculpture garden. Beautifully staged with many benches throughout. You can also download the free app to read about each piece. Well worth the time! Not for someone who gets tired easily... More 

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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