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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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This 1 hour tour that began with a short video on the history of Mardi Gras and the behind the scenes looks at the art of float making was worth the trip off the beaten path. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This 1 hour tour that began with a short video on the history of Mardi Gras and the behind the scenes looks at the art of float making was worth the trip off the beaten path. It was a little expensive for such a short tour, but where else are you going to see actual Mardi Gras floats in production.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On the hop on hop off bus route and worth a visit. Tours regular and lots of great information from the tour guide.

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Oceanside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ever wonder about how they make those floats. Here's where they come from. A chance to see some of them in process. Great place to take up close photos.

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Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

What a great way to start our vacation. The tour starts with getting into Mardi Gras costumes and taking pictures among some of the float statues. Bring your camera. A short and informative movie - who knew Mardi Gras season runs from January 6 to the actual Mardi Gras day. It was really hot when we went into the actual... More 

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piscataway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The marti gras world was very interesting. We were able to see the floats that were being worked on and stored in the wharehouse. They showed a short movie of previos parades. We were able to take pictures of every thing in the warehouse.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We didn't expect much and were pleasantly surprised at home cool this workshop was. The little film at the start of the tour gives some goof information, and they have a free shuttle to pick you up and drop you off. Well worth the time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Jealous of the artists who work here, who must love what the do. Fun to learn about the parades and scale of floats and how they are created. Only need an hour but worthwhile.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was alright. Watch a short video on the history of mardi gras. Interesting facts. Tour the warehouse and process of making a float. Have time to tour the warehouse and take pictures on your own. Free taste of king cake. Nothing spectacular unless you really love floats.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you've been to Mardi Gras and wonder where the floats are designed, then be sure to check this site out. They offer an informative tour through their facility and offer a period of time at the end of the tour to,further investigate your points of interest. Recommend for adults or art students...And be sure to bring your camera.

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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Seeing where all the floats are made for the different Mardi Gras parades was incredible. My 1/2 year old loved all the different colors and themed props. This is definitely worth checking out. Very educational and fun.

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