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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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Fabulous local treat

This is a place I have often thought about going but have for many years dismissed as a tourist trap. While it does dump you in the gift shop, the tour is top notch (with a movie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Mardi Gras world is pretty far from the French Quarter if you were to walk, but luckily they have a free shuttle (+ tip) that will pick you up at the major hotels and the FQ. When you arrive, you enter a gift shop and wait for the next tour, which seemed to be every 30 minutes. The tour lasts... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is a place I have often thought about going but have for many years dismissed as a tourist trap. While it does dump you in the gift shop, the tour is top notch (with a movie, chance to dress up as the King of Mardi Gras, and King Cake) and the fact that is a truly unique business is... More 

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Tecumseh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a place. It is so interesting to see all the floats, beautiful statues and heads. What a lot of beautiful things to see. Its so worth while. Fun for all ages. A great thing to do if its raining. Its all inside a huge warehouse.

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is a tour that you can only do in New Orleans. Many of the floats and costumes from Mardi Gras are on display here and it is amazing to see how elaborate and BIG they are! A film and a short walk through the work area give you more background about the Mardi Gras festivities. While I wasn't new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Wow, Mardi Gras is so much more than I never knew! This place is great, learning the history of Mardi Gras, all of the preparation that goes into the floats, and the opportunity to walk around the warehouse and see all of the floats brought Mardi Gras to life for me. You can actually watch them working on next year's... More 

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Griffith
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The tour was okay it's your regular tourist hot spot. You are in a huge group. Alot of people from the cruise lines go here so each group was packed. There are so many people you can't move and get left at the end of the line. The best part is they pick you up and drop you off. The... More 

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Comstock Park, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Normally would not do this type of tour but very happy we did. It was cold and rainy not condusive to trekking the city outside. I was in town for a convention and had noticed the building when taking a shuttle to the convention center. Had the afternoon off after the convention closed and decided to see what this was... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Another must see while in NOLA especially if you don't make it for actual Mardi Gras. The floats and costumes worn by riders are worked on year round to try and make it more grander as the years pass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you can't attend Marti Gras, this is a nice substitute. This is a working art studio and warehouse for the Krewe of Orpheus which has, I believe, 18 floats. Even our 19 year old teenager like it.

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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Venue was well-run and clean. Easy to see the band. Was at the old Mardi Gras world on the West Bank. Drinks, so-so. Service so-so, but locals like it, so go there.

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