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The Best Indoor and Cool-ish Places to Play Pokemon Go in New Orleans

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A testament to the popularity of Pokemon Go is that it's drawing people outdoors, even in New Orleans' famously oppressive summer heat. Teens and teens at heart are flocking to City Park, Audubon Park, Lafreniere Park in Metairie, and Lafayette Square Park to play. But the heat's only going to get worse when August comes, so if the popularity of this app continues you might be looking for ways to catch 'em all without dying of heat stroke—or breaking your ankle in a pothole, or getting stuck in one of New Orleans' summertime downpours. So we decided to compile a list of places where you can enjoy Pokemon Go while also enjoying air conditioning and none of the hazards of outdoors. Also included for good measure: places that aren't indoors, but are slightly cool due to nearby water (bonus: water Pokemon!).

Are there any other indoor places where you like to play Pokemon Go? Please let us know in the comments, or by dropping us a line.

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1. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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1 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 581-4629
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All of the Audubon Nature Institute stops are killing it in the Pokemon Go game right now: Audubon Zoo boasts more than 30 Pokestops, one gym, and plentiful Pokemon alongside actual animals. They're even hosting an after-hours, 18+ Pokemon Go event Aug. 3. But it's hot, and Audubon's indoor spots are luckily just as Poke-friendly. The super-cold Aquarium has three Pokestops and lots of Pokemon running around.

2. Moon Walk

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Banks of the Mississippi River
New Orleans, LA 70130

After you hit up the Aquarium, step outside to where it's slightly cooler by the river. Plenty of Magikarp around here.

3. Audubon Insectarium

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423 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Another Audubon institution where you can find Pokemon creatures alongside real ones, the Insectarium has three Pokestops.

4. St. Charles Avenue Streetcar

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St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

A popular Pokemon Go hack, New Orleans style: ride the streetcar down St. Charles Avenue and grab items from all the Pokestops along the way. You could do that on the bus, too.

5. Loyola University

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6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

6. New Orleans Museum of Art

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1 Collins C. Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70124

7. Lakeside Shopping Center

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3301 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 835-8000
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8. The Lakefront

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Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

You get some coolness from the lake at this great area to catch Pokemon. The yacht clubs in the area are all Pokestops, and the nearby West End Park has several Pokestops and a gym.

9. University of New Orleans

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2000 Lakeshore Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 280-6000
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10. Kenner Boat Launch

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1. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

All of the Audubon Nature Institute stops are killing it in the Pokemon Go game right now: Audubon Zoo boasts more than 30 Pokestops, one gym, and plentiful Pokemon alongside actual animals. They're even hosting an after-hours, 18+ Pokemon Go event Aug. 3. But it's hot, and Audubon's indoor spots are luckily just as Poke-friendly. The super-cold Aquarium has three Pokestops and lots of Pokemon running around.

1 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. Moon Walk

Banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA 70130

After you hit up the Aquarium, step outside to where it's slightly cooler by the river. Plenty of Magikarp around here.

Banks of the Mississippi River
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Audubon Insectarium

423 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Another Audubon institution where you can find Pokemon creatures alongside real ones, the Insectarium has three Pokestops.

423 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. St. Charles Avenue Streetcar

St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

A popular Pokemon Go hack, New Orleans style: ride the streetcar down St. Charles Avenue and grab items from all the Pokestops along the way. You could do that on the bus, too.

St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Loyola University

6363 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

6. New Orleans Museum of Art

1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124
1 Collins C. Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70124

7. Lakeside Shopping Center

3301 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002
3301 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

8. The Lakefront

Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124

You get some coolness from the lake at this great area to catch Pokemon. The yacht clubs in the area are all Pokestops, and the nearby West End Park has several Pokestops and a gym.

Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

9. University of New Orleans

2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122
2000 Lakeshore Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122

10. Kenner Boat Launch

Kenner, LA 70065