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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 166 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The museum is worth the visit. You get a behind the scenes look at the way they make the floats, how the parades work, costumes, etc. After a brief video and introduction, you get to see the workshops (sculptors, painters, etc.) and then lots of previously used and current floats and decorations. After the tour, you can spend as much... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Pretty interesting the work that is put into the Mardi Gras event. The artist has got the details on the cars and I would have loved to see them run down the road but I guess that will be next time.

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Garland, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Expect a bit of a walk but it is worth it!! Love the first section where you try on Mardi Gras costumes and take pictures!! They show you how they make the floats from the ground up. Very excellent tour to take. Good for kids too. Love the Mardi Gras coins you can get there.

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Milwaukee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Tour was nice, staff knowledgeable. You will get a brief introduction with piece of king cake and short video. Followed by a short tour of the facility after they allow you to walk around and take pictures for as long as you would like. Only complaint, we were there during a festival, which they have a lot of, nowhere did... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

What a great little tour! We learned more than we could have imagined about the MG parades and Krewes. It was very, very interesting! We were amazed by all of the Mardi Gras props on hand for us to photograph and admire. We saw props being created for next year's parade. And the tour company is so flexible! We had... More

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Scarsdale, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went as a family of eight. They offer a free shuttle service, but the driver was extremely rude. I was inside the hotel lobby for a minute, and the shuttle driver did not bother to wait, so the rest of the family went ahead. The tour itself was interesting, but the overall staff at the front desk of the... More

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Allenhurst, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Truly enjoyed this tour! Very interesting to see how the floats are made, see finished floats and hear about the behind the scenes stuff! They even have a shuttle to pick you up and to take you back. A definite place to visit while in New Orleans!

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Who knew we'd find the best NOLA tour guide behind the wheel of the MardiGras World shuttle bus. His name was Bolton - "like Michael Bolton" and he was the most knowledgable, friendly and entertaining driver you could ask for. He chattered away on the drive from The French Quarter to Mardi Gras World. It's about a 15 minute ride.... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A unique experience to learn all about the floats and various characters of Mardi Gras parades. It was wonderful to be up close and even be able to touch these beautiful creations. During the tour we learned a lot about the traditions and history. We went with a native who was even impressed!

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Waterford, MI
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

There is a short video giving history and info on mardi gras parades, followed by guided tour of the warehouse/workshop. After tour, you have free rein to view the floats and sculptures. Very cool stuff inside. No seating or restrooms in the warehouse and I couldn't tell if you could come and go into the warehouse. We took the shuttle... More

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