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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 #24 of 172 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I worried that this just might be a tourist trap but it was very interesting. The tour started out with a brief video and some history behind Mardi Gras as well as a piece of king cake! It was nice to see the floats in various stages of development or simply storage. When we went they were busy making flowers... More

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Forney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife has always wanted to go to this every time we went on a cruise. This time we went down a couple days early so we was able to go through it. This was cool at how these floats are made. You could get up and close with the floats and see how they are made. When we was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to spend a very rainy afternoon in NOLA. It's a working warehouse, so you get to see the process and creativity behind the floats. They give you plenty of time to explore on your own and take pictures, and the guide was funny and informative. Good way to spend a couple hours!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You ever wonder what happens to the floats after the mardi gras is over? They go to this warehouse that for a price you can walk thru and see all the floats pretty interesting.

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Falls Church, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great time at Mardi Gras world, a fascinating behind the scenes look at how they create all of the floats for Mardi Gras and how they reuse and repurpose the old floats

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

my out of town guest wished to see mardi gras; but, they arrived to our city two months too late. so, we took them to mardi gras world for a guided tour of what goes into creating the floats and then putting on mardi gras each year. it was enjoyed by all.

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Tahoe City, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We wandered into Mardi Gras World on a rainy day and it was really interesting. The tour begins with a rack of costumes that you can try on and take pictures and watch a 15-minute video about Mardi Gras. Then you get to visit the workshop where they build the props and construct the floats. It was really cool to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If the concept of attending Mardi Gras is just too overwhelming, take a few hours to have a tour guide take you through the facility - it's the next best thing! You will have dozens of colorful photo-ops to build your photo albums! You'll see creative artisans working year-round to prepare the floats for the next Mardi Gras, get a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cool and interesting place to learn about Mardi Gras! Beyond the debauchery, there is something else

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you don't know much about the Mardi Gras parade, like we didn't, this is a great attraction to tour. Gives lots of info on how they make the floats and the amount of money involved. Should go at least once.

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