Explore New Orleans!

Discover one of the most vibrant and historic cities in America while you visit New Orleans for the International Oil Spill Conference! Listed below are a few of the most iconic and popular attractions this city has to offer.

French Quarter

French Quarter
Often called the Crown Jewel of New Orleans, the French Quarter is one of NOLA's most historic neighborhoods. Explore the reimagined French Market, featuring modern boutiques mixed with beloved antique stores and old restaurants.

Freedom Pavilion

National WWII Museum
A must-see for history lovers, the National WWII Museum has been designated by the U.S. Congress as America’s official World War II Museum. Powerful images and extraordinary artifacts bring to life the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the young men and women who won the war and changed the world. From the 1930s prelude to war, to the Normandy Invasion and the battles of the Pacific Islands, visitors trace America's role in the war and on the Home Front. Plus, this National WWII Museum will be the location for IOSC 2020’s closing night dinner!


New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), the city’s oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only nine works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South.

Jackson Square

Jackson Square
Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as "Place d'Armes,"" and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. For well over a half-century, there has been an open-air artist colony at Jackson Square. Local artists paint, draw, create portraits, caricatures, and display their work on the square's iron fence. Some have been there for generations!

Visit New Orlean’s Tourism website to start planning your trip!


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