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Mardi Gras

Mobile, AL
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Mobile
Type: Other
Traveler Description: Mobile invented Mardi Gras and they still do it best.  Mardi Gras parades and balls seem to be a unique celebratio... and New Orleans.  The... more »
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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love Mardi Gras, fun with my family and friesnd, catching the throws , all the music and floats are very enjoyable. What I dislike is the high prices of the food .

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Mobile, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Done it many times. Like all places it is safer during the day parades. They classic throw here are the moon pies. MOM KOR MOT are all great parades.

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Ashland City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While we didn't have a bad time, this is pretty much just another parade. It wasn't that long of a parade and the costumes were not that ornate. We would recommend Mobile as a destination but not necessarily because of Mardi Gras.

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Joplin, Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing all of the very elaborate costumes and learning the history of the 'carnival' in MObile.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had a great time partying at "the garage" a bar in downtown. Despite the fact the it was raining that did not stop a thing! The parade did not miss a beat! Everyone was so friendly and having a great time. There was so much stuff thrown there wasn't even enough people to catch it all lol I left with... More

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

Mobile's Mardi Gras is a great time to go out with friends. I always go with a big group. We always catch a ton of beads, cups, and moonpies. The floats are gorgeous and usually everyone there is nice and friendly. If you go, go early to get a good parking spot.

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Mobile, Alabama is the Birthplace of Mardi Gras. New Orleans may get all the attention, but it started here!!! We celebrated carnival as children with our extended family (The more the merrier... like back in the days when 8 poor kids rode in the back seat and back window without seat belts.) We celebrate Mardi Gras with our children and... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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67 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Sure, it isn't as grand as New Orleans parade with huge floats, but it gives the locals just another excuse to booze it up. I go to the day parades due to the night ones being so crowded, and impossible to get any throws. The parade routes go through different aread so pleasr be AWARE of your surroundings. Just follow... More

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Austin, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The birthplace of Mardi Gras in the US. Avoid the chaos and crowds of N.O. and check out the incredible party of "Mardi Gras in Mobile". A huge celebration in downtown Mobile!

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I grew up going to Mardi Gras parades. I love the tradition. I also like that it is family friendly. It was grat being able to take my elementary children. Mobile is home to the first American Mardi Gras.

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