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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great tour of the float process and Mardi Gras!

We had toured when they were still running tours in Algiers. This new location wasn't easier to get too, but didn't require a boat ride this time! We took the trolley to the end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Yukon, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had toured when they were still running tours in Algiers. This new location wasn't easier to get too, but didn't require a boat ride this time! We took the trolley to the end and walked down to where they are located just past the convention center. It was a bit of a hike! They do have free shuttle pick... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

come here and bring a few thousand of your friends. We had a large evening event at this convenient riverside venue. The gauntlet of floats and drinks led to the to the indoor-outdoor setups for beverages, local foods, and bands. There was even a mini-Mardis Gras parade with police escort, stilt-walkers, drum and bugle corps, and scantily clad ladies. It... More 

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Elmira, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Located adjacent to the convention center and a bit of a hike from Bourbon Street, but worth the effort. The tour permits you to see Mardi Gras floats, past present and in progress. See artists at work year round and hear great stories about this New Orleans tradition. Very entertaining and a great place to take pictures. They even supply... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

did this as part of the stop on the hop on off bus tour. Was interesting and gave a lot of unknown facts about the history of the Mardi Gras and how the floats are made. Really interesting and enjoyable with plenty of phot opportunities. You can even dress up. Has free shuttle bus service to various parts of New... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great for anyone who hasn't experienced Mardi Gras, even those who have. Fabulous floats, statues of everything you can imagine and more. Gift shop well stocked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you don't know Mardi Gras, this is the place to go anytime. You get to see the floats and learn all about the festival. A must see if you go to New Orleans.

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Woolmer Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great way to see behind the scenes not the Mardi Gras, the history and all the work that goes into it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's amazing to see how HUGE the floats are! After seeing a film about Mardi Gras, learning a little bit about how the large figures are made, and being able to trying on some costumes, it was fun to go back into the warehouse and see some of the artists at work. It's also great to have the free shuttle... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Mardi Gras World is a super fun museum to visit. What other museum lets you dress up like a clown and feeds you cake? The tour was fun and informative and would be great for all types of travelers. My favorite thing though was taking pictures of all the old floats. A photographers dream!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

It's definitely a colourful place! You actually get us close to the works in progress, and the storage area. Try to avoid taking the last tour of the day - we felt rushed, and we were, because they were closing right after our tour. Also, the artists, that are usually working while tours are given, had gone home for the... More 

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