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12/07/2011 04:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Amusement Parks In New Orleans: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Amusement parks in New Orleans draw from the city's rich Cajun culture. There is no shortage of family-oriented fun things to do and see in New Orleans This popular tourist destination is full of entertaining options. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about New Orleans amusement parks.

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park


Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is like a trip back in time. From the authentic wooden carousel and nearby Storyland displays, the park will certainly bring back memories for adults, while kids will simply have fun with all that the park has to offer.

Its Namesake

The antique carousel is the signature attraction at Carousel Gardens. Kids and kids at heart will love the wooden carousel featuring the masterwork of famed carvers Looff and Carmel. It is one of only 100 wooden carousels in the country and the last one in Louisiana.

Other Attractions

Carousel Park includes two Ferris wheels, bumper cars and a roller coaster. Enjoy the fun slide that is more than 40 feet long or take a trip around the park in a miniature train.

Food Options

Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, salads and desserts at the Parkview Cafe, which is actually an old casino building on the grounds. The Cafe also offers free wireless Internet access.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Address: One Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: 504-482-4888
Hours: The park's hours vary. Please check the website for more information.
Price: Guests 36 inches and taller, $3; guests 36 inches and under, free; Unlimited Ride Pass, $20.

Adventure Quest Laser Tag

Adventure Quest Laser Tag Family Fun Center offers indoor fun for all ages. The Mayan motif runs throughout the facility, extending from the laser tag arena to the party rooms and cafe.

Tag! You're It

The 6,000-square-foot laser tag arena is the number one attraction at this facility. People of all ages can play in the multi-level Mayan ruins. There is even a place to watch the laser tag -- great for keeping an eye on the kids.

Other Attractions

Aside from laser tag, Adventure Quest is home to Cosmic Golf, a nine-hole glow in the dark mini-golf course. Guests can also play bumper cars under the black lights and enjoy the hottest arcade games, including Dance Dance Revolution and Deal or No Deal.

Cafe Fare

Pizza, hot dogs, chicken wings and snack food are available at King Tut's Cafe. In addition to regular beverages, beer and wine are also sold.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Adventure Quest Laser Tag.

Address: 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70123
Phone: 504-207-4444
Hours: The facility is open year-round. Monday through Thursday it is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check the website for specific holiday hours.
Price: Laser tag games, $6.50 per ticket; bumper cars or Cosmic Golf, $5.

Other Noteworthy Parks Near New Orleans

Mardi Gras World
Kidsport Family Fun and Fitness
Dixie Landin'
Louisiana Children's Museum
Fred's Amusement Park

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