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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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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Metairie, Louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Mardi Gras World is a great facility for tour groups as well as for a venue. They have the float den which is amazing for people that have never seen the New Orleans Mardi Gras. They also offer complimentary king cake after the tour, which is great!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There are not enough words for me to express how exciting this tour was. It is probably more than you'd expect ($19) but I promise it is worth every penny. You get the history behind the Mardi Gras parade, sample baby cake and have photo ops in costumes. Then you go where the parade floats are constructed. Whoa! What an... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was so much better than I expected. And weirder. When we arrived and dropped fifty bucks for the four of us, I was a little pained. In looking around, it felt like this wasn't going to be worth the money. We waited in an empty gift shop, then were ushered into a small room to watch a 15-minute movie... More

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

we completely enjoyed this visit. the tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. a great place to stop and see all the creations from past and upcoming mardi gra parades.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We jumped off the hop on, hop off bus to this tour! I'm so happy we did. It was very organized and fun to watch the artisans work on the floats. They then let you loose to wander and discover. I really enjoyed it.

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canada
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Yep I know what you are thing, but this was a cool place to visit with heaps of interesting facts and a tour to see what goes on. Its part of the hop on hop off tour bus route so well worth it.

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Fairfax
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My family and I truly enjoyed Mardi Gras World - great for families. If you can't make it for Mardi Gras, but want to learn more about it, this is the perfect venue. There is a nice gift shop as you walk in and that is where you buy tickets. They will take the coupons that you can find in... More

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