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Lower 9th Ward

New Orleans, LA 70117
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New Orleans, LA 70117
Ninth Ward
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Do visit for a bit, as area is outside of the normal tourism with quaint local spots. I enjoy visiting the thrift stores, it's like treasure hunting.

Thank s s
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

When I planned 8 days in NOLA friends said it was crazy. "You only need a few days in the French Quarter" they said. Turns out they were right. One day on Bourbon Street was plenty. But it's the REAL New Orleans you'll miss if...More

4  Thank jeant831
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I wanted to see where Katrina had devastated the lower 9th ward and see the homes Brad Pitt had built. They look very out of place with the other homes there. There are still some homes that have been left untouched, which was very sad....More

1  Thank barrshar
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We rented bikes from "A Bicycle Named Desire" which I highly recommend if you are looking for a cheap way to see the ninth ward. $20/4 hours. It's a little nerve wracking crossing the bridge over the canal but otherwise easy ride. It is rather...More

3  Thank valorrmac
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Plan a tour of the Lower Ninth Ward with lowernine.org. Laura Paul can take your around the district to describe the devastation, the topography, community response, politics, the rebuilding effort, developments, history since the disaster, and the current population - as a current resident of...More

3  Thank DB-Raw
Reviewed 19 December 2016

New Orleans is divided into 17 wards. This ninth ward is geographically the largest. It is the easternmost downriver portion. Because of its location it has been flooded numerous times by hurricanes throughout the history of this city. In 2005, catastrophic flooding occurred due to...More

2  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

While this isn't a five star tourist attraction, it make for some interesting sightseeing if you have the time. I was initially concerned by all the harbingers of doom declaring the area to be "overrun by savages" and other derogatory statements and actually found nothing...More

6  Thank PittMonqui
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is THE way to tour the Lower 9th Ward and learn the history. It's an amazing organization that's helping people displaced by Katrina rebuild and return to their homes. The Director of the organization is as passionate as can be. She took our family...More

12  Thank ilikemyopinions
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We headed to Cafe Dauphine, I believe the only restaurant in this still blighted area for lunch and it was great. Its also a 10 minute walk from the 9th ward's river access. Its shocking to see how it remains still such a work in...More

3  Thank MCOOL2010
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

About 10 minutes drive from the French Quarter. It's been a long time from Katrina but we wanted to see what it looked like and stopped at NPS Ranger Station in French Quarter and they directed us to proper location where Brad Pitt helped in...More

1  Thank ams44
Ninth Ward
People focus too much on the hardships so closely
associated with this well known working class
neighborhood when what’s really most remarkable about
the tightknit community is its indefatigable spirit of
rebirth and ability to stay true to its roots. Perhaps
not an ideal destination for those visitors who tend
to keep well within their comfort zones when traveling
or those with bucket lists filled to the brim with top
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Lower 9th Ward Living Museum
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Susan D
4 September 2015|
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Response from LaRaeMeadows | Reviewed this property |
Why would you be unwelcome to spend your money? Seriously, these are not savages who would rather isolate than have commerce. Start at the lower ninth ward living museum, it will teach you about the neighborhood and gow to... More
27 December 2014|
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Response from tampylou | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a fitness center, but I was not looking, sorry.