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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have a couple hours to kill in NOLA and enjoy sculpture, this is your place. It is free to enter, and the well-maintained garden houses a wide variety of sculptures to appeal to art fans of all kinds. The art is very accessible...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We rode the streetcar here(air-conditioned!) and walked around for about an hour enjoying the great artwork and also the wonderful old trees covered in moss. The shade helped make it more bearable as it is hot in July. The pond was undergoing some sort of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And the biggest secret is --- It's free! Lovely setting behind the New Orleans Museum of art. By the way, don't miss NOMA! The cafe inside NOMA is a Brennan's lunch spot. ---- but my favorite place is sitting on a meditation bench by the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been to New Orleans many times but had no idea that this wonderful sculpture park was there to enjoy. What a fun discovery! There are numerous fun works to explore. They truly inspired imagination. It is great for both adults and kids.

Thank Debra-Lynne T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also right next to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Also locally referred to as NOMA. The sculptures vary in taste and are beautiful. Children would enjoy it as well as the children's park within walking distance.

Thank Stuart S
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We visited this wonderful sculpture garden in the city Park and it's fantastic! Many major works along with a beautiful natural setting.

Thank chuckmack8
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This sculpture garden is adjacent to the New Orleans Museum of Art within City Park. It is one of many free attractions found in the park and can be walked in less than an hour. The sculptures cover various styles with some being more classical...More

Thank KarenKayT
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Attended an out-door presentation last week in the BESTOFF SCULPTURE GARDENS -- great ambience -- outstanding sculptures - nice walking -- cross several small bridges -- neat experience

Thank Stew S
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Almost embarrassed to admit that in all the times I've been to NO, I'd not visited City Park before -- mistake. Both this sculpture garden and the museum are very much worth an Uber ride. The garden is beautifully landscaped and the collection is astounding...More

Thank jc n
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

How have I not visited this sculpture garden in the 22 years I’ve lived in Louisiana? And I’ve never brought family and friends here! What a missed opportunity. It is impressive that so many different countries are represented here. A nice variety of sculptures as...More

1  Thank alostyankee
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Lakeview
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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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
I did some further research ... and the official guidelines are "pets are not allowed" ...
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Not sure, but my guess would be yes. Check the website for New Orleans Museum of Art.
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