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Address: 119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: +1 228-435-6308
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Description: This museum, scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 is dedicated to the...
This museum, scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 is dedicated to the history of Mardi Gras along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The museum is located in the Magnolia Hotel, the only surviving antibellum hotel structure in the area. The museum gift shop is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
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Love the Fun !

A great Museum to visit. I love all those colorful costumes. It is a tiny museum however great enough for me to get all the information regarding Mardi Gras history. They even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A great Museum to visit. I love all those colorful costumes. It is a tiny museum however great enough for me to get all the information regarding Mardi Gras history. They even have good quality coffee with staff that's very friendly. The Visitor Center has more costumes to see and the exhibit has been very educational .

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Winter Haven
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45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

This is not really a museum, it is a restored old hotel with Mardi Gras costume displays on the ground floor, they are planning on extending the exhibition to upstairs but that will not be completed for a while. The displays themselves of the costumes are amazing to see how much work goes into each costume and many of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

great!! When we went we saw all the floats and we saw how it is they made it and we got to have a piece of king cake and when the floats were parked inside there were still beads attached to the floats where people had thrown them back hahaha anf we took them as souvenirs!! It was interesting and... More 

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Mount Airy, GA, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is near Mary Mahoney's Restaurant. It is in an old building and there are some interesting Mardi Gras items in this museum.

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Burlington, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After Katrina, It is wonderful to see the museum, Loved to see the Costumes and The woman inside was very helpful.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

This museum has not many exibits to see a few dresses and thats it also I was told they are expanding so may be better in the future

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Destin, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The old house the museum is in is more fascinating right now than the museum itself. In their defense the display is not fully open yet. There were 3 rooms in a house with approx. 6 costumes to look at. The attendant said they will open the second story and have a lot more costumes in the future.

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orlando
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

First - this is free. Rare to find that. Second, the young man who was at the desk this day had so much information to share with us about Katrina and it's effect on the area. He told us that unfortunately many of the older costumes were lost in Katrina, but the ones they have on display are beautiful. We... More 

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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208 reviews 208 reviews
52 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

From what I understand this museum is a work in progress for right now. My husband and I visited on March 22nd. I loved the costume displays - photos attached. I believe once the organization that is sponsoring the museum can finish compiling all their items and information this will be a very nice museum.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Lacked displays and decorum, staff not friendly! Needs more work. Not all of Mardi Gras history covered, small museum.

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Bill_Raymond, Manager at Mardi Gras Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry you had a bad experience in Biloxi. I see you posted a review of the Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum in October of last year. The museum was not operating in October of 2013. The museum gift shop did open in November but the museum will not open until sometime this summer. If you are in the area... More 

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