The Riverfront Streetcar runs for about two miles
very close to, but out of sight of, the Mississippi, and began
service in 1988. Unlike the much older St. Charles Streetcar,
or the newer Canal Streetcar, this line passes through no residential
districts. It does serve a great number of tourist and visitor
sights, including the cruise ship terminal, the huge convention
center, the hotel and casino district, Riverwalk, downtown shopping, the French
Quarter, Jackson Square and French and Farmers Markets -- and this is just a
partial list. There are a total of ten stations along the way.
This view shows the Dumaine St. stop, and part of
the city's skyline beyond.