New Orleans Family Attractions at Audubon Go Live in Google Maps

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Audubon Nature Institute participated in Google’s recent Street View update. Now people looking for things to do in New Orleans can take a virtual tour of Audubon’s attractions from anywhere.

Audubon Zoo New Orleans

Audubon Zoo New Orleans

They want the full experience when they come to our parks, and now with the help of Google Street View imagery, they can plan a whole day of activities and map them out beforehand.

Some important New Orleans family attractions are now available in Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Maps for mobile. Audubon Nature Institute participated in the recent Google Street View imagery collection in Louisiana, allowing cameras to capture detailed, ground-level imagery of Audubon Zoo, Audubon Park, Woldenberg Park, and Audubon Golf Course.

The Crescent City welcomed almost nine million tourists last year, and that number may rise with the Super Bowl coming in 2013. So there is no shortage of people looking for things to do in New Orleans. With the new 360-degree, panoramic, and street-level imagery, visitors will be able to take a look at what Audubon has to offer and plan their trips around exciting explorations of Audubon Institute’s locations.

“Audubon’s properties are a favorite destination for visitors and local residents,” said Lani McWilliams, Director of Member Services & Ecommerce at Audubon Nature Institute. “They want the full experience when they come to our parks, and now with the help of Google Street View imagery, they can plan a whole day of activities and map them out beforehand.”

Google’s update of Street View imagery in Louisiana was highly anticipated by people in the New Orleans area. Imagery was last captured in 2007, less than two years after Hurricane Katrina had ravaged many neighborhoods. The updated Google Street View imagery shows a city that has made big steps toward recovery.

On Google’s Lat Long Blog, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the new imagery shows “the major investment being made to revitalize playgrounds, community centers, roads, and parks.”

With Audubon Park’s ancient live oaks, lagoons, playgrounds, and picnic shelters available for all to view, as well as the pristine grounds of the Golf Course and the Zoo, the imagery of New Orleans as a city still reeling from disaster may be a thing of the past.

Visitors seeking more ideas for things to do in New Orleans can visit Audubon’s website at AudubonInstitute.org to learn about Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Insectarium, and other exciting locations.

About Audubon Nature Institute:
The not-for-profit Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans operates ten parks and museums dedicated to Celebrating the Wonders of Nature: Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Wilderness Park, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Park and Audubon Insectarium.

For more information about Audubon Nature Institute, our New Orleans family attractions, or our conservation efforts, please visit AudubonInstitute.org or call (504) 581-4629.

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