One of my top picks of places to go in New Orleans for family friendly fun is the New Orleans Audubon Zoo.
There’s an elephant that does tricks, a two-headed snake, a beautiful carrousel and a small waterpark area that was quite popular during my visit last summer. Pretty cool stuff. And I didn’t take hardly any pictures of any of it. I was too busy admiring the fountains that are scattered throughout the park, and the architecture of some of the older buildings and structures.
Today I’m sharing some of the pictures I took with my phone.
Isn’t this just the cutest fountain?
Some of the structures are WPA buildings. If you’re like me, you may not know what that means. I had to look it up. WPA stands for Work Progress (later renamed Project) Administration, the largest public works program enacted by the New Deal Agency under Roosevelt’s administration during the Great Depression.
WPA gave millions of unemployed, unskilled workers jobs doing public works projects and was integral to the continued growth of the Audubon Zoo.
This beautiful sea lion exhibit has stood since 1928 and is often a backdrop for outdoor weddings. As is this gorgeous fountain.
The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is a beautiful zoo. One that I enjoyed as soon as I stepped inside the gates, in huge part to the sculptures, fountains and architecture. Not that I didn’t love seeing the animals, I did. I just think that the architecture of the Audubon zoo is the perfect compliment to the beautiful historic New Orleans setting.
Do you notice the architecture of the buildings around you when you travel? What is the most remarkable building you have ever seen?
Disclaimer: This post is not compensated, but I did receive complimentary passes to the Audubon Zoo as an attendee of the Niche Mommy Conference.