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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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FINALLY something family friendly in NOLA

Took our family of 8 ages 7-20 there. It was interesting, entertaining and reasonably priced. Everyone enjoyed it and we are quite adventurous. Spent 2 hours there. It's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Took our family of 8 ages 7-20 there. It was interesting, entertaining and reasonably priced. Everyone enjoyed it and we are quite adventurous. Spent 2 hours there. It's a little ways from the hub bub of NOLA so you will need to car or cab it. Pretty close to Garden District.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We toured Mari Gras World on June 28th. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgable. The works themselves were amazing. Even though it was a Sunday, some of the artists were on site anyway, which was definitely a highlight. The gift shop was small, but had a few interesting things. The cafe fare is very limited - mostly hot dogs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband humored me by going with me to see Mardi Gras World. We both learned so much, and we had no idea what an important revenue stream this is for NOLA, and how stepped in history this Fat Tuesday event is, and that it last weeks. The artists and the work done on these floats, is so cool. Make... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This attraction was fun to see. It gave you a chance to look up close at the floats created for the Mardi Gras parade. I have no intention of being in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, so this was a great way to see a little of what the excitement is about. Staff were great, during the tour we watched... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

What a great time! We first had a tour that included a short film of the history of Mardi Gras, a chance to put on a Mardi Gras costume and a slice of King Cake. That was followed by a tour (our guide was very informative) of the facilities and the warehouse with all the floats and such. That took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this experience! The short video, costumes, and King Cake at the beginning of the tour was a nice touch! Also, they had a snack bar that served Abita beer! The floats are really impressive to see up close. The time and detail that goes into each one is incredible. The young woman that took us on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Take the ferry across for a visit. No big whoop-ti-doo here, just eyeball all the floats up close & personal. No rush - take your time. You will feel like a big idiot if you don't bring your camera ready to shoot. Not much anything else for tourists in this neighborhood. Enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

You call and they come to your hotel and pick you up. The day we went they came 40 minutes after calling and arrived in an over stuffed van. Then came the tour - that was nice and it was cool to get so up close to the floats themselves. Do not expect air conditioning. This is a warehouse and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great tour to see the inner workings of one of the companies that builds floats for Mardi Gras as well as many other figures for other businesses. Interesting and informative. It is a little difficult to get to but worth the effort. We were on the Hop on Hop off bus and it dropped us off there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Make sure to charge your camera the night before going to Mardi Gras World it is loaded with carousels and floats and so many beautiful hand made ornaments This is a must see place.

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Address: Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-361-7821
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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