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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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One review stated they saw/heard about the floats at Mardi Gras. We saw/heard nothing of them. The gal at the desk was more interested in giving us the brochure than talking... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Pendleton, Indiana, USA
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Pendleton, Indiana, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One review stated they saw/heard about the floats at Mardi Gras. We saw/heard nothing of them. The gal at the desk was more interested in giving us the brochure than talking with us. She would have rather been at the Air Show going on today.That said, the few costumes were gorgeous. Hopefully they can find the money to expand to... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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15 helpful votes 15 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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66 helpful votes 66 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
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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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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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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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51 helpful votes 51 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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140 helpful votes 140 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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