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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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Description: History of Mardi Gras celebrations in Lake Charles

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Beautiful Costumes

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very impressive. Enjoyable for all members of the family. Costumes and history of Mardi Gras are on display. Understand Lake Charles had Mardi Gras with outstanding costumes before New Orleans! The price is right also--$2.00 kids, $5.00 for the rest of us. The museum is a short drive from the Nugget and L'Auberge and is south of I-10 as are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Recent rainy days and out of town visitors called for some indoor tourist stops. The Mardi Gras museum is a favorite to help explain to the uninitiated that Mardi Gras is a big deal outside New Orleans. The museum in Central School is jammed with costumes filled with feathers, jewels and many stories of the development of Mardi Gras in... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Small museum located in an old school. A little hard to find, but once you do, you're glad you did. This is an outstanding collection of costumes and gear from past Lake Charles mardis gras events. The beautiful colors, sparkles and creative ideas are just amazing. Museum curator was charming and told us many facts about the costumes and krewes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Oh my gosh, I am not sure how to describe things, I was nearly in tears, this place was absolutely STUNNING,, this was a self guided tour, and the lady said to ENJOY and to take pictures, OOOOH I know I could visit this place 10 times and not see the same outfits, oh my gosh , poor hubby trailed... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Started with one room years ago and has grown to many on both sides of the floor. You can really experience Mardi Gras on this self guided tour. It is not your average museum tour so bring your camera as you will be in awe. You could make several visits and still see something you missed the time before. Hundreds... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I took my wife to this because it is right up her alley. As for me, it was okay. It is located in an old school on the second floor. After we realized it was in the school, it was easy to find. Parked in the back and made the short trip up the stairs after talking to the security... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

There are over 50 Mardi Gras krewes (organizations) in Lake Charles. This is an amazing number of people who all share the love of carnival from 12th Night (Jan. 6th) through midnight Mardi Gras night. Many of the krewes observe formal balls with kings, queens, duchesses, dukes, debutantes and other royalty. Others observe a more casual approach and still others... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Something too do. You have to have respect for all the work people have put into these costumes. Very flamboyant and colorful. Just keep in mind you are going to be looking at it for an hour. It was also very cold in there.

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Visited today and the wife thought it was fantastic....I don't want to seem a killjoy but it just wasn't my thing. The displays are well laid out and some of the costumes are magnificent but in hindsight I should have let the wife visit whilst i did some fishing or drinking or sport or.................

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Address: 809 Kirby, 2nd floor, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: (337) 430-0043
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles

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