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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

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Address: 809 Kirby, 2nd floor, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: (337) 430-0043
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History of Mardi Gras celebrations in Lake Charles

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Cool place, but I have a story.

My first experience in this museum was at night...shooting a film...a creepy, short film...about being trapped in a school, a haunted school, that won't let you out. Yeah... So... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
The_Homesick_Nomad
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first experience in this museum was at night...shooting a film...a creepy, short film...about being trapped in a school, a haunted school, that won't let you out. Yeah... So throw in foggers, which do set off fire alarms, and screams and slamming doors and this place takes on a whole new atmosphere. Oh... there are a animatronic mannequins. mmhhmm. All... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Get to the address , an old school, park in the back, find a door. An unlocked one. Second floor. There are no signs or banners. No information anywhere on the building save one tiny marking. Look for the school . Worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Could not find and no one would tell us or even answer us. Waste of time driving. At least put up a sign for visitors that do not know the area much less the state. Poor poor poor.

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Thank Savanah S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

WOW......Is all I can say. What a great and cheap family attraction. They have tons of info and the costumes are OUT OF THIS WORLD! It is really a great find.

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Thank abridges117
Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife wanted to see this museum so I went... I was in for a surprise... These costumes are fantastic... The designs.. The colors... The fabrics are amazing.. Since we are from the Pacific Northwest we had heard of the Marti Gras but never saw anything like this... It boggled is to think how much time, talent, and treasure were... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is a great place. They gave us a demonstration on decorating a king cake. Then we got to sample or cakes and take home any remaining cake. Delicious even the next day! The Mardi Gras costumes are very very stunning. The Diamond Dancers also performed. This group of senior ladies really know their stuff. The staff here is wonderful!

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Thank Louise M
Schertz, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very interesting, lots of history here. Small but packed with Mardi Gras costumes from previous parades. We had a difficult time finding it. No signs.

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Thank Che S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Mardi Gras Musuem is located on the second floor of the Central School Arts & Humanities Center. Their is a small admission fee but for all that you see and hear it was totally worth it. The tour guide will tell you some of the history and lets you explore on your own. You were able to take pictures... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I loved learning the history! I had kids ages 8, 9 and 18 with me and we all loved it! You can try on one costume and even the two boys enjoyed this! Fun inexpensive stop!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I won't lie some of the mannaquins are kinda creepy but it's a neat year round way to get up close to some great costumes complete with music and beads to take home.

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