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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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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 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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137 reviews 137 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 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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