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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 432-3324
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
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Fargo, ND
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Local culture evident in this museum. One of a kind - very big part of Mobile culture - would love to come back during Mardi Gras. History and robes, knowledgeable staff. Make sure you check dates - it isn't open every day.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love the museum, great props and floats for kids and adults to have pictures taken on, beautiful gowns and lots of history, loved seeing all the finery from past Kings and Queens, great gift shop too

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This museum has all the history of the Mardi Gras from it's beginnings, through it's development and up to modern day. It's a fascinating insight into American culture seen through the lens of Mardi Gras. They pack in a lot of information and by the end you probably will never want to see another embellished train but it really is... More

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Thibodaux
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

guided tour and our guide was great; from Louisiana and learned a whole lot about Mardi Gras that I didn't know. The gowns and jewelry were amazing! Had a 10 year old and 5 year old, both girls, with us and they were so into the tour!

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had a good tour guide, but the place runs on old folks. Although the tour was excellent, it was extremely long. I enjoy parties as much as anyone else, but all I remember was looking at dresses and capes. But I'm glad I didn't pass this place up.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved the eccentricity! A harmless bit of fun! My wife and I enjoyed trying on the fancy dress and posing with the mannequins

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wasn't sure about going here but glad we did. Very interesting history of Mardi Gras and the gowns, costumes they house in this old downtown house are totally amazing. Learned so much about Mardi Gras. My husband has talked about this as he didn't think he would like it but he also enjoyed the tour.My nieces adored it at age... More

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Beloit, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Amazing collection of impressive Mardi Gras robes and tradition. Cute gift shop. Interesting guide to explain a tradition that we knew nothing about.

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I wanted to understand what Mardi Gras was about, and this museum covered all of the bases. The tour guides here are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about all things Mardi Gras. If you are interested in Mardi Gras this is the place to go. The gift shop is stocked with anything you could ever want regarding Mardi Gras.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This little museum offers a good informational movie presentation about the history of mardi gras followed by rooms full of exquisite gowns, suits and trains. You certainly don't find this sort of thing everywhere! It was interesting and fun.

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