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Gates of Dixie Info

This area along the riverfront is called the "Riverwalk Marketplace."  Originally a combination of the Polydras Street Wharf and the Julia Street Wharf, this area was used primarily for shipping.  The increased use of containers made these wharves unnecessary and they were subsequently demolished.  In 1984, this area was part of the Louisiana World's Fair.  After the Fair ended, this part of the riverfront was redeveloped and the Riverwalk, an upscale marketplace, was born.  It attracts both locals and tourists from around the world.
 The entrance to the Riverwalk.

This fountain on the Riverwalk is a nice place to cool off on a hot summer's day.

Looking at the Riverwalk mall of shops.  The statue is of a jester advertising
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World (which recently moved to the East Bank).
The Crazy Lobster restaurant.

Giant lobsters welcome the diner to the Crazy Lobster. 

One of several jester statues advertising Mardi Gras World found around the Riverwalk.
This one is near the entrance to the Canal Street Ferry.