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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-361-7821
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A delightful way to spend an hour learning about how Mardi Gras came to be and what it takes to keep it going. You get to see the artists working, the creations being made and the finished products. You can take pictures of the creative and huge floats and characters. You even get a piece of King Cake before the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My wife visited Mardi Gras World and enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was very entertaining and the displays, floats in progress and the floats ready to go were wonderful. This was a worth while attraction that we would recommend to everyone.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

You can't have a parade without floats and you can't have Mardi Gras without parades. Mardi Gras World, right near the southern edge of Convention Center and multiple free shuttles, makes most of the floats and props for the parades. Great tour to see how it call comes together, concept to completion, right through their workshops and warehouse. Should see... More 

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Preston UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I was invited here as part of a convention. It is an unusual setting but great fun. We were allowed to wonder around the floats and take loads of pictures. Some floats are from previous MardiGras parades and others are under construction for this years parades. Very interesting place to visit if you want to see the floats up close.... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A fun look at the behind the scenes of the makings of Mardi Gras floats. The tour group was allowed to try on real Mardi Gras costumes, then an educational 15 minute film was shown followed by a slice of King Cake. The tour guide took us thru the workshop where artists were working on the floats. Once we were... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I really wasn't sure I wanted to go here, but turned out I was glad I did. There are a great deal of float characters and pieces to view, after getting a tour though part with quick explanations about how the process occurs. Lots to see and very interesting.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

If you'd like a great understand of what Mardi Gras is and the history behind it this is the place to go! Not only do you get a lesson in New Orleans History you also get to see the employees working on props and you get to roam the massive warehouse of floats and props! It's wonderful and I highly... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

My association had an after hours party at this location. Let me start by saying that what I saw was fantastic! Truly larger-than-life floats and costumes in amazing colors. Most of it was off-limits, but I did get some great pictures! i'd love to go back and get the real tour, so for that reason it is definitely recommended.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great to see how a Mardi Gras parade comes together and see some of the floats used in parades. Great tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is an interesting facility that gives insights into Mardi Gras parades that I've not found elsewhere. I agree with other reviewers that the fee is a bit high but that fee does give excellent access to the floats and the rest of the warehouse. There is a short film that explains the krewes and their culture. Prior to the... More 

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