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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
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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Very Interesting museum

My friend had been to this museum and wanted to go back. I was skeptical but my wife and I found it very intriguing and enjoyed the experience. It is a warehouse where many floats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My friend had been to this museum and wanted to go back. I was skeptical but my wife and I found it very intriguing and enjoyed the experience. It is a warehouse where many floats and parade creations are made and stored. They give you a full background of the origins and history and traditions of the Mardi Gras parade... More 

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

for a small fee you can see the craftsman of the floats for mardi gras at work! then tour the facility where they store all the previous works of art used during Mardi Gras!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is quite an interesting tour for folks wanting to learn more about Mardi Gras. It starts with a short film that provides a historical background, and an opportunity to try out some colorful Mardi Gras costumes. Then a slice of King Cake to sweeten the presentation. The tour moves to the warehouse where Mardi Gras props can be seen... More 

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Schoharie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Learnt so much about mardi gras parades here. Didn't know about anything about the parades and the krewe's. Apparently everything in here belongs to Orpheus Krewe. Gives an idea of just how massive their parade is. You get to see how all the floats are made. The video and the dress up at the beginning is a bit of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This attraction requires a shuttle bus to pick you up and drop you off, which is an extremely pain in the buttocks since they have only 1 bus for each destination (St. Charles Street and Canal St.). We got on the St. Charles St shuttle which happens to be on the same corner as Cafe du Monde. The shuttle is... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

it was fun and interesting to see the floats and figures and the movie and artists. however, the tour doesn't take long, so $20 apiece seems like an awful lot for what you get. definitely worth going to once, I think. Try to get a coupon on the Internet.

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Cypress, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum on April 15th. I had a shuttle pick me up from Canal Street and purchased a ticket for the 4:30 tour. I thought it was a bit pricey for what you get. First they lead you into a room where you watch a 15 minute informational video about Mardi Gras and Blaine Kern. That was interesting.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and daughter wanted to see this, I was just along for the ride, but I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I thought I would. Seeing how the floats were made is pretty neat, and I would never have guessed that they just rent their decorations from these folks. Fun time.

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A short one hour tour. Free shuttle service from Harrah's casino. Upon arrival you dress in costume (top & hat) for picture taking with the props. Everyone receives a sample of the famous king cake. There is a movie explain anything and everything about the parades. Then a tour of all of the floats. How they are made and how... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were recommended to Mardi Gras World by friends who had visited NoLa with their two daughters last year and told us this was a highlight of their trip. We visited on our last morning in the city with our two teenaged daughters, who were prepared to be disappointed and ending up loving the experience. While the location (past the... More 

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