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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
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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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Quite a place with some amazing work!

Mardi Gras World was a most interesting place. The floats that we saw, both new and old were fascinating. IT was most interesting to walk through the warehouse where artists were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mardi Gras World was a most interesting place. The floats that we saw, both new and old were fascinating. IT was most interesting to walk through the warehouse where artists were working. Definitely a good place to visit.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice shuttle service from your hotel to Mardi Gras world great for small children video was pleasant surprise no artist on site while we were there not sure if they really make the floats there or just store them overall very pleasant had a Groupon so saved over half price don't think I would pay full price to see it

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Thank rzornrn
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They provide free shuttle service from many locations. How the floats are built and decorated is explained in a tour.After the tour you can go back in and spend more time photographing floats and the workers putting decorations on the floats. We saw some of the parades and weren't sure if we made the right decision to buy passes from... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad that some locals told us to check out Mardi Gras World so my boys could learn the history and see amazing artisans at work. I have to admit that my knowledge of Mardi Gras was only the craziness I have seen presented on the news about Bourbon Street. I had no idea of the history of Mardi Gras... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first Mardi Gras in 10 years!! I must say that I was very impressed with the floats and how they are made for the Mardi Gras crews that celebrate Mardi Gras. I love history and the knowledge of knowing the when, where, and why of a major event like Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I brought my Girl Scout troop here. The guide was amazing and let the girls explore and take a ton of photos. During MG season is the best. All of the floats are in there getting the finishing touches.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have all your Mardi Gras needs here. Check it out you won't be disappointed. We had a really good time and it reasonable.

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wondered in and out of many stores in the Mardi Gra vicinity, and this store reall had all the decor I wanted to decorate my home in the memorable mardi gras masks, beads, and tinkets.

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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Finished and floats under construction floats also. Interesting to see how the make those huge floats and get info on Mardi Gras's Krewe's. Costumes there as well, lots of glitter. Plan to spend a few hours there. They have a place to eat for lunch and get beverages.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a great experience to learn about the history of the Mardi Gras & see the floats & props as they're being created. The guided tour takes about 30-40 minutes after which you can lounge around the place. Do stop by the back patio which offers a spectacular view of the bridge over the Mississippi.

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Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.