1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street is reconstructed in this big pavilion. Jazz is the theme, and many well-known musicians perform in the picturesque buildings that line the 200-yard thoroughfare. Music and Creole food are combined in a variety of restaurants. There is dancing at a teen-age center and jazz for marching is played for miniature Mardi Gras parades. Louisiana products, including pralines, are on sale in gift shops. The market area contains specialty shops, while a large exhibition hall is devoted to historical and industrial displays. Nearby are a troupe of performing animals and a hobby center. Along the street, artists do quick portraits of visitors in charcoal and pastels.
* Admission: free to the pavilion; $1.00 to teen-age center; 75 cents to animal show.
JAZZ FOR LISTENING. Famous jazzmen hold forth on the bandstand at Jazzland, Gene Krupa is on hand during July.
JAZZ FOR DANCING. Jazz is also the theme music in the big Teen Carnival. Soft drinks are sold. For adults, Danceland features music by Sammy Kaye.
JAZZ AND FOOD. French and Creole dishes are specialties of the many restaurants and cabarets, and fresh seafood is flown in daily from the Gulf ports and bayous of Louisiana.
ANIMAL ACT. Household and barnyard animals are featured: Chickens dance, cats play piano, rabbits jump through hoops.

The Louisiana Pavilion was open for the 1964 Season. In 1965 this was Bourbon Street.