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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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Greensboro, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Mobile Mystery Dinners MMD Players presented to the Murder Mystery Play "The Ghost Who is Coming to Dinner". We participated by everyone picking the culprit. We toured the museum and then we were treated to a scrumptious dinner!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple hours here including shopping at the gift shop. The robes and crowns ect were amazing. The museum is divide up by rooms. You can take the stairs or an elevator. The tour guide was very informative (Craig Roberts) I feel he could have answered any question you might come up with. It was interesting learning the... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Recently visited the museum and we delighted in the beautiful displays. I LOVED seeing the elaborate robes worn by the various kings and queens.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The tour of the museum was very insightful, and I enjoyed seeing all the dresses and trains on loan from the locals. The tour guide was very educated on the history of the "mystic" societies that make up the town of Mobile, and wish that I had more time for additional information and pictures.

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Daphne, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The museum is choke full of fabulous gowns, robes, suits, shoes, crowns and much much more. It is amazing to see the workmanship and art made into these beautiful clothes. There is local history and artifacts which elaborates on the begining of Mardi Gras, which start here in Mobile, Alabama. The curators are all very versed in its history and... More

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Fargo, ND
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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