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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-361-7821
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely...
Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. Come see how Mardi Gras is made and get up close to Mardi Gras' grandest floats and sculptures.
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Fun and super interesting -GO!

Have never been to Mardi Gras, but this place was really interesting. Lots of good background on Mardi Gras, a taste of authentic King Cake, and a tour of the workshop where they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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San antonio TX
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San antonio TX
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Have never been to Mardi Gras, but this place was really interesting. Lots of good background on Mardi Gras, a taste of authentic King Cake, and a tour of the workshop where they make the enormous floats. Awesome to see how they put it all together and our tour guide was very knowledgeable -- answered every question people threw at... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Mardi Gras World tour takes you through one of the warehouses that stores floats and props from previous Mardi Gras parades. After a short movie and a taste of King cake, they take you on a walking tour and show how the floats and props are made from scratch and repurposing of previous characters. It was fun seeing the process... More 

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Jefferson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This place is so much fun. It is a big warehouse holding Mardi Gras floats and the supplies to make them. It is a workshop where artists are hard at work designing and making the float decorations. We were there just after Mardi Gras so there were many floats for the 2015 parades ready to be taken apart and redone.... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great tour to better understand what goes into making all the parades happen. There is a shuttle bus that picks you up at convenient locations and then takes you back to where you need to go. There is a film to start the tour that introduces you to the parades and how the floats are made and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came to this attraction on our last day in NOLA. Make sure you print out a coupon and call the pick-up phone number. A van will come to you at certain pick up points and drop you off at the front door. As you will read in other reviews they give you time to try on... More 

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were picked up in a wildly colored bus driven by a highly animated driver who pointed out several places on the way to the museum. The tour guide at the museum was very informative and the floats and props were beautiful. The tour was a little short and maybe a little overpriced, but probably no more than other tourist... More 

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Long Island NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World was open to our group as part of a party planned by one of the wholesalers we were seeing at a convention. We were able to view hundreds of floats used for parades, especially during Mardi Gras. Many were in process of being built. It was mind boggling how many different, beautiful, and fascinating floats... More 

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Solon, Ia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you can't see Mardi Gras this is next best thing tour all the workings of float making for the Mardi Gras Parade.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great tour that doesn't take all day to do and gives a great view of Mardi Gras! You get to see actual floats on the tour.

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The tour starts with a short film describing the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans followed by a sample of King Cake. After that, there's a tour of the warehouse where floats are stored and where the artwork for them is actually created. The whole tour was really fun and educational. Now I might even want to be in... More 

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