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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went here last weekend and had a great time. We took the tour and it was a great price too. Would recommend anyone to go....

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Conway, AR
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136 reviews 136 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I do not say this very often, but this is a must see for me. Do not try this by yourself, take the tour. We will go back through this museum anytime we are back in Mobile.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Mobile Carnival Museum was one of the highlights of my trip. Costing only $5 is absolutely incredible. Mobile was founded in 1702 and they held their first Mardi Gras in 1703. Yes, you guess it! That makes them the first in the United States to have Mardi Gras, so who better to tell the story? There are plenty of... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One if the highlights of visiting Monile is this.Thr docents are excellent and most entertaining The exhibits are fascinating as is the history of this great Mobile tradition

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Mobile, Alabama
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a GREAT opportunity to learn about mobile Mardi gras!!! It's also great for kids because of the dress up and photo ops!!! Positive: Good for kids Interesting Real costumes Film Gift shop with reasonable prices Nice staff Educational Not too big Negative: Nothing that comes to mind!!!!

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South Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had seen the mardis gras float museum in NOLA, but this was a different type of museum. More of the grand gowns & trains worn by the members of the courts of carnival. We had a very informative guide and he explained the history of these grand costumes. Very nice visit.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family enjoyed the museum! We have 3 boys 15, 8, & 5. Our 8 & 5 year old got a little bored. But it is a great museum. If you like Mardi Gras you will be impressed!

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Enterprise, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is jam-packed with shiny colorful robes, costumes, crowns, and art work. I wanted to reach out and touch everything! Our tour guide knew her stuff and took time to answer questions and crack a few jokes. The museum is a renovated historic home right in the heart of downtown. The gift shop tempts you with every shining glimmer... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a must see, The tour was worth everything, the history, the costumes and music was a very enjoyable outing.

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Columbus, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you are in Mobile, add this to your list of places to visit. The architecture of the building is beautiful and from our photo of the front of the museum, you can see how beautiful the figures are in the front of the building, and ther grounds as well. We were touring all around and the few blocks surrounding... More

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