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Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-361-7821
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As featured in 3 days in New Orleans
Ranked #25 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Like every other visitor to New Orleans, I had a brochure with a discount coupon for Mardi Gras World. I had a really hard time getting there -- there are supposed to be shuttle buses from downtown hotels, but none of the concierges had any idea what I was asking for, or gave me wrong directions about where to wait,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The tour starts out with about a 15 minute video about Mardi Gras and the Kern studios, which is very informing. The tour walks you through the warehouse where they are actually making the floats. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. Once the tour is done, you are free to roam around as long as... More

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STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO CANADA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Thought this was well worth the money to check out for a couple hours if stuck in Nola on a rainy day. Especially during off-season. I was amazed by the work and in the process of building the floats. I was very happy to see them discuss historically the beginning of the parade and what it means to the city.... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My partner found an ad for this in our room and she wanted to go. I reluctantly agreed as it sounded so touristy. The ad promised two for one pricing. The shuttle picked us up in the Quarter. I forgot to bring the ad and lost out on the freebie. They did offer senior pricing which we utilized. It turned... More

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Southern, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I would not suggest going right after Mardi Gras, there where not and floats being displayed or worked on when we went. Being from Louisiana, I was not to eager to go but our tickets where free. I did find that the ticket prices upon arrival are a little pricey. Maybe my opinion could be changed if I were to... More

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Gilsland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Brilliant, colourful, loud, crazy fun - right from the start of the tour (in the gift shop). There's a chance to dress up in Mardi Gras costumes. There's a really informative film about the history of Mardi Gras and the Blaine Kern workshops. There's a fascinating tour through the working workshops, where questions are positively encouraged, and answered very knowledgeably.... More

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Since I was traveling to New Orleans in the summer, I was hoping to at least get a little sense of what Mardi Gras is like. No place delivered on that better than Mardi Gras World. What a fun place! Mardi Gras begins right in the gift shop which doubles as the waiting area for the tour. Within the gift... More

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I saw this on TA and a recommendation from a friend. At first did not sound too interesting, but figured if your in New Orleans you need to see something about mardi gras. From the second I walked it I saw how cool it looked. You are taken on a small narrated tour through the warehouses that hold past mardi... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Must see - you even get to try on an outfit and take pictures. It is such a marvelous place as you stand by the floats. You would never be able to do this during the parade.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

During our family vacation my husband and two teenager went to mardi gras world. We really loved it. what you are looking at are actual floats used from previous parades and see the people actually making the new ones for the coming years floats. Very interesting!

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