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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 171 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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Normal, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is the storage and refurbishing area for the Mardi Gras floats. Great video history and the opportunity to try on Mardi Gras costumes. See floats in the process of being refurbished. Very interesting!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I loved this tour. Anyone that has wanted to experience the Mardi Gras floats without all the crowds and noise. This was a great tour, that shows how the floats are made and who own them. They have the biggest and best snow cones in their little café. They even give you a free fan. It can be hot in... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was one of the last stops on the hop on/hop off bus trip and decided to check out mardi gras world (even had a coupon for a discounted ticket) but felt stuck when we found out the price was around $20 and couldnt catch another bus for around a half hour. If traveling on a budget I highly recommend... More

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This place creates and stores the floats for Mardi Gras and all the major parades around the country. Got to see floats as they are being created, along with stored floats from years past.

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Union, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

You can drive there , parking is $5.00 or take the trolley. A free shuttle is available also. Their shuttle will pick you up at most major hotels in town. Call them when you are ready to go. It only took a few minutes to get picked up. When you get there you can look around at some of the... More

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molly121
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what to expect with Mardi Gras World, - but I was FASCINATED by the AWESOME FLOATS there and how COLORFUL they are. Even the 3 Stooges heads had been on a float at sometime and looked like giant BOWLILNG BALLS ! ! And John Kennedy too, Washington, and Nixon. To see the elaborateness of the entire floats... More

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College Station
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I thought Mardi Gras World was going to be a gimmicky tourist place. Although it is a little pricey - make sure you get a coupon - it is worth a stop. It is close to convention center. But if you've even driven along-side the convention center you know you don't want to walk that distance. Their shuttle will pick... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This tour was very interesting and nice. The only drawback is the heat, which is understandable and they also they compensate for by providing everyone with a hand fan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This attraction is great for just about everyone.We had multi generations in our party and everyone enjoyed. The guides are very informative and engaging. They do give military, senior, and student discounts so ask if you fit in one of those categories. They allow you to dress up in traditional Mardi Gras clothing but only give you a very very... More

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Nashville TN
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not my cup of tea, floats and such, if you want to see mardi gras better come back. For the real deal.

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