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Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-361-7821
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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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We checked this out after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor. And I am so glad we did. It's out of the main tourist area. But luckily, they offer a free shuttle. We called and they came and picked us up, easy enough. It was a short ride to the warehouse where Mardi Gras world is. You enter and as... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi to visit. Found out cost $20 to tour. Looked at displays outside gift shop and thought we had seen enough. Gift shop pushing tours, which is to be expected. Had LONG walk back to town by convention center. They have "free" shuttle if you take tour. If you have a car I'd do it but otherwise... More

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Statesville, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We truly learned so much about the inside workings of Mardi Gras. It was so much fun seeing all the floats and characters. It is truly amazing the work and money that goes into this celebration.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Tour was an interesting look at the construction of Mardi Gras floats with a chance to go behind the scenes and see the different stages of construction as well as good information on the organization of the many parades. On the downside the location of this attraction is out of the French Quarter and off of the beaten path. It... More

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North Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very worth the tour price of $20. See artists creating incredible objects from start to finish. Learn the history of the traditions and why you will not see floats from McDonalds or Walmart. You even eat king cake. All the time you want to wander and take pictures of the floats and art work. Hard to beat and harder to... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

There are endless parade floats and if you are really interested in the history of Mardi Gras the tour will tell you everything you need to know. I'd stop in and visit the gift shop before I bought tickets to the tour. You get to see 30+ very beautiful and detailed floats right at the entrance that make for great... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This was a very neat place to visit. It worth going when Mardi Gras is NOT going on. You will get to see them building all of the floats and even see the storage area. Upon arrival on the free hotel shuttle, you will be greeted with a mardi gras bead. You get to see a movie about the history... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth the cost. Learned so much about Mardi Gras history. Awesome up close tour of real working warehouse.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Walking through Mardi Gras World is like walking into the past, present, and future. You will find a mix of last years floats, next years floats (or at least the ideas for them) and you will get to watch as sculptures are formed to make the different characters for upcoming floats both in New Orleans and Disney World

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the free shuttle ride from downtown New Orleans, insightful video presentation on the history and culture of the Mardi Gras in NOLA. The staff freely alow you the run of the working factory floor, the artistry and competence of the sculptors and painters is clearly seen. A must if you are in NOLA

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