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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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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the Warehouse, although there were just a fraction of the exhibits !! The artistry is AMAZING...and to make it even better....NOTHING ever is thrown away...everything is reused in some form ! Being able to see the floats and sculptures up close definitely gives you a great impression of what Mardi Gras would be like ! Worth the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I can't believe Good review. i went to with my 3 old son, there is nothing to do and nothing to fun. Waste of time!

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you can't be in New Orleans around Mardi Gras, then this is your best choice. Get to see how floats are made, the history of the parades, New Orleans, and Mardi Gras. See how they make the floats, try a costume and take many photos. Minutes from the French Quarter, walking distance from the Outlet Mall and Harrah's Casino.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wow, amazing. Warehouse where floats and props are built for the Different Krews for Madri Gras. Wonderful tour and then left to explore on your own. Don't miss if you like MadriGras and/or parades in general.

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atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

First off - having free shuttle to this attraction was a great plus! Second - this was a fabulous way to learn more about Mardi Gras in general and the process for the floats. Fascinating to see the studio and the beginnings of the float concepts and how these beautiful sculptures and floats are created. The artistry is amazing! Plus... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Mardi Gras World was recommended by a tour guide. That's the only reason we decided to give it a try and I'm so glad we did. This one of the warehouses where Mardi Gras floats are made. You learn the whole process, from the beginning renderings on to the finished product. Most elements are made from Styrofoam which is then... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Touring all the warehouses and seeing the mardi gras floats up close and colorful is overwhelming. They are massive and decorated elaborately. The story of all the clubs and costumes was fun. It makes you want to come back for the parades and revelry. Paula M Hubbard Tarpon Springs, Flordia

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is definitely a must do in New Orleans. The tour was good, we had a great guide. It was really interesting to hear about the history of Mardi Gras and how its all pulled together each year. The workshop and the warehouse where the floats, etc are made was amazing. Really enjoyed it - definitely need to visit now... More

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a must do when in New Orleans. This warehouse is where they make the Mardi Gras float sculptures and have many of the floats themselves stored. The tour starts with you being able to dress up in Mardi Gras costumes and have pictures taken, followed by a movie that tells everything about the worlds biggest party. You then... More

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Warman, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was at Mardi Gras world as an evening event at the conference my son was attending. We didn't have a tour of all the floats but rather walked past them all on our way to the area where we would be eating. I would have liked some information on them, and had I had time I would have gone... More

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