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Address: 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
Phone Number: +1 251-208-5200
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Description: Tuesday through Sunday: 10am - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 9pm Closed Mondays and...
Tuesday through Sunday: 10am - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 9pm Closed Mondays and all City Holidays
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Lovely place!

I'm not sure who said you can tour this museum in an hour. I'd recommend at least two. First, explore grounds. There is a beautiful lake and a bridge where you can bring the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm not sure who said you can tour this museum in an hour. I'd recommend at least two. First, explore grounds. There is a beautiful lake and a bridge where you can bring the dog or take a romantic stroll. There's also plenty of free parking. The current exhibit is the history of Mardi Gras. Even though I haven't watched... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

art was below bad. local junk and a few minor pieces that I would not bother to cross the street to see.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The exhibits we visited focused on the art and apparel of Mardi Gras. The beaded costumes and artwork were amazing. The second floor featured wonderful exhibits of Mardi Gras gowns, robes and float documentation. We found the staff engaging and helpful.

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Daphne, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I went to the MOMA recently to view the Art of Mardi Gras exhibit on its opening weekend. It was fabulous! The museum was beautiful. We toured the regular exhibit as well as the Carnival one upstairs and found it was very diverse and interesting. But, the star of the show was the Mardi Gras one. The Art and Design... More 

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Mobile
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are going to be anywhere near Mobile before May 5, you MUST see this exhibit. The Mardi Gras museum downtown is good but this exhibit (a few miles out from downtown) is simply over the top. Mobile Mardi Gras is different from NOLA Mardi Gras. This exhibit displays its unique traditions and the overall splendor. I think most... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I went to Mobile for the weekend. We did not even consider going to this Museum until the Welcome Center suggested it due to the Mardi Gras Exhibit. There were lots of costumes to view, videos to watch, beaded artwork, accessories to looks at, and videos to watch and Mardi Gras. I enjoyed the Moon Pie cape... More 

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Houston
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We hit this museum on a Thursday which turned out to be their free day. We had a cup of coffee (free) and shared a biscotti (also free). They asked for a donation for the coffee which I gladly gave as the desk lady was so nice. We were in time for the Mardi Gras display of outfits, tiaras, scepters,... More 

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Mobile,AL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Mobile Museum of Art is 50 years old. To celebrate they have put together an outstanding exhibit in conjunction with the Mobile History Museum and the Mobile Mardi Gras Museum. The Art and Design of Mardi Gras explores the many aspects of creative work required to stage annual Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile. Mobile has 85 Mardi Gras organizations... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

While killing some time before my flight, I ventured into this museum. The pieces on display provided a a variety of emotions. Seriously, the small collection of religious art was very humbling, and the pieces from Japan and China were inspiring. I just wish I were in town during the upcoming Mardi Gras weekend-long display. It sounds like it would... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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147 reviews 147 reviews
59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Hell I wouldn't know but my art buddies in New Orleans who have Piccassos and Dugas in their hallways say it is a wonderful museum. I liked it better when you could have luch out there. It is right by the Tennis center so if you are here for a summer tournament great place to beat the heat

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