Casie Duplechain is executive director of Friends of City Park. In this podcast, Duplechain describes City Park’s unique and entertaining Historical Musical Train Tour. The miniature train tour takes riders on a 45-minute history tour throughout the park, accompanied by singing guides who perform original, catchy New Orleans rhythm and blues music.
Throughout the tour, visitors will learn many interesting facts about City Park, one of the country’s oldest urban parks. According to Duplechain, one little known fact concerns one of the park’s large lagoons: “Bayou Metairie is the lagoon that runs from the corner of City Park Avenue and Marconi Drive all the way to Carrollton Avenue, and that waterway was once connected to the Mississippi River.”
Duplechain also comments on the songs the singers perform, and we play three musical clips from the tour to give listeners a taste of what they will experience during this popular, limited-run attraction.
Historical Musical Train Tour runs
Friday – Sunday; until Oct. 14
• $20 General Ticket
• $16 Friends of City Park Member Ticket
• Children 36 months and under receive free ticket, but reservations must be booked in advance.
Visit friendsofcitypark.com for more information.