New Orleans February 20, 2018
7 Nostalgic Places Around New Orleans That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood
If you grew up around New Orleans, chances are you’ve spent some time at these attractions and you have fond memories of them. The best part is that all of these places are still around for the next generation to enjoy. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and explore some of these nostalgic places around New Orleans that will take you back to your childhood.
1. Audubon Zoo
This 58 acre zoo is home to over 2,000 animals and has been delighting locals since the early 20th century. In fact, the sea lion pool with the neoclassical columns dates back to 1928! Most New Orleanians certainly spent some of their childhood wandering around the zoo learning about all the animals here. 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, La 70118.
2. A snoball from Hansen’s
There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than a snoball from Hansen’s. Established in 1939, Hensen’s has become quite the New Orleans tradition. 4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115.
3. Roman Candy
This iconic wagon has been around since the early 1900s. This nostalgic treat is made with a recipe that dates back over four generations, and that iconic cart that’s still used today was built in 1915. You can find the wagon rolling down the streets of New Orleans. What’s your favorite flavor?
4. The Carousel
Locals know it as the "Flying Horses", this antique carousel dates back to 1906, but some of the animal figures go all the way back to 1885. All of the animals were carved by hand and they are repainted about every 1-2 years, depending on wear and tear.
Everyone remembers their first Storyland adventure. Seeing all of your favorite fairytale characters come to life was the greatest experience. You used to be given a key when you entered and it would tell you all about that specific fairytale. While they took away the speaker boxes, the larger than life sculptures still light up any kid’s face. 5 Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124.
6. Cafe Du Monde
As a kid, getting beignets was such a treat. The powdered sugar gets all over your face and hands, and that was half the fun. Then you wash it down a good old fashioned chocolate milk!
7. Climbing the Tree of Life
Located in Audubon Park, this majestic oak tree is known for being a popular tree-climbing spot. No one knows how old the tree is but somewhere between 100-500 years old is a good start.
What are your favorite memories of New Orleans when you were a kid? Share them in the comments below!