3 NOLA Hidden Gems That Tourists Don’t Know About

NOLA Hidden Gems

There is no doubt that New Orleans is a fantastic city. It is where jazz first began. It features delicious meals and absolutely lovely architecture. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people attend Mardi Gras, one of the best celebrations in the nation. NOLA is also among the American cities with the fastest population growth, particularly among millennials. After Hurricane Katrina, a sizable number of people made the decision to permanently relocate outside of New Orleans. When compared to other metro regions of a similar size, this led to a competitive real estate and rental market for the city. Compared to Atlanta, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, New Orleans Houses for Sale are less expensive. New Orleans offers fantastic atmospheres, upgraded eating experiences, inventive cocktails, music, and clientele even in the COVID age. Read on to learn about 3 NOLA hidden gems that visitors are unaware of.

1. The Eiffel Tower of New Orleans, New Orleans

The Restaurant de La Tour Eiffel, a renowned eatery that previously presided over the actual Eiffel Tower, is located on the streets of St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. The restaurant had to be removed because it was too heavy to be perched atop the world’s most popular paid monument; it was discovered during restoration work in 1981. Tragically, the eatery was disassembled piece by piece and packed away. When renowned French chef Daniel Bonnot and his business partner John Onorio learned of the event, they leaped at the chance to buy the components. The restaurant had a large opening day audience, but after three years it had to close owing to financial strain.

2. Kentwood Historical and Cultural Arts Museum, Kentwood

Other than being the birthplace of the reputed “queen of pop,” Britney Spears, Kentwood doesn’t have much to celebrate. The Kentwood Historical and Cultural Arts Museum, a tiny museum honoring Britney Spears’ singing career and life journey, was founded by the locals as a symbol of their affection for their cherished artist. One of the two main draws of the museum is a four-room section with a lot of fan photos, mementos, a case with her trophies, and a light-up Britney. The second attraction pays honor to the valiant local soldiers who fought in World War II, and it is vastly different from the first. The history of the town is told with a vintage machine gun, a few souvenirs that the men brought home, and a mock warship.

3. The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville

There have been rumors that the Myrtle Plantation was constructed on a graveyard. Although this may or may not be real, there are undoubtedly additional (actual) tales that place this modern B&B among the most haunted homes in the country. According to the earliest legend, David Bradford owned the property and built it around 1796. A prominent character in Pennsylvania’s Whiskey Rebellion named “Whiskey Dave” lived on a real-life plantation and employed multiple slaves. Chloe was a slave who worked on the farm, but she was expelled as a result of petty disagreements with her master.  Chloe attempted to treat Bradford’s sick grandchildren with herbal medication in an effort to get back to work, but unfortunately, it proved fatal to them. Chloe was condemned by being hanged from a tree in the plantation yard and then dumped into the Mississippi.