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The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA

1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124
+1 504-658-4100
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1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124
+1 504-658-4100
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We headed here on the last day of our vacation. It was very easy to find and plenty of parking. It was a bit hot and humid to linger as long as we would have liked, but what an amazing place to visit for free!...More

Thank luvpink11
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Classic art in a garden setting? Sure, lots of places have that, but what sets this place apart is the stunning modern art. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted and challenged. Morning Call cafe (open 24/7) is just outside the side entrance. And the Storyland...More

Thank SallyAnn W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This sculpture garden is in City Park next to the New Orleans Museum of Art. It is accessible from downtown and The Quarter via streetcar. You can stroll the garden without paying admission to the museum. It is a beautiful, tranquil and interesting place. You...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Quite simply the loveliest sculpture garden containing the most delightful and varied collection of sculpture I have ever seen. And I've seen more than a few. Would visit weekly if I lived in NOLA. Could sit there for hours. Wow. Just, wow.

Thank HappyWandererPNW
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great trip to do to get away from the bustle of the French Quarter. Very beautiful setting for the beautiful art work.

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a peaceful place for a walk in City Park. There are a variety of sculptures, from classical to modern.

Thank NOLA1962
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This did take a hit from Katrina- now all fixed and back showing great examples of contemporary sculpture by a who's who of greats Do visit museum next door as part of your day

1  Thank jfadds
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Very close to Morning Call, so you can combine a stroll through the art with a good cup of coffee. There is no admission charge. Many city tours include this as a stop for a break. The setting is just delightful, with verdant lawns, moss...More

Thank GuitarBuilder
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We took a streetcar out to this sculpture garden and thought it was great! There are so many interesting pieces of art to see, shade to walk under, and plenty of benches to rest. Certainly worth the visit!

Thank mskackerman
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I definitely had my favorites, but there were lots of lovely statues to look at and consider the meaning behind. My favorite were the trees with the enormous necklaces.

Thank Becky N
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
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Gloria K
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
I did some further research ... and the official guidelines are "pets are not allowed" ...
Carolyn F
19 October 2016|
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Response from Kathryn W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but my guess would be yes. Check the website for New Orleans Museum of Art.