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Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-361-7821
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

As with most people I've heard of Mardi Gras and seen bits of the parades on TV and in movies but was never that interested. My wife literally made me go to Mardi Gras World and I'm so glad she did. The tickets for the tour were very reasonable and the tour guide was great giving us a wonderful history... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We took the quick shuttle to the cavernous warehouse full of active and archived Mardi Gras floats, and found the experience both fun and entertaining. Give it a try, especially if you're traveling as a family.

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DELAVAN
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The tour was a great way to see how the floats and characters are all created for Mardi Gras. It is a nice 90 minute investment of time for out of town visitors to experience a little of Mardi Gras.

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to attend Mardi Gras, but it's not February, go to Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. Not only will you see floats used for Mardi Gras, but you will be educated about the history as well as see the artists at work creating the floats for the upcoming Mardi Gras. I found this venue informative, fun, colorful,... More 

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Cut off
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We are local and havent been here before. We enjoyed the visit and wasnt too pricey. Nice thing to do if you curios about Mardi Gras.

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Hattiesburg
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Avoid the huge crowds at all the parades & see the floats at your leisure. They are like Santas elves how create the core of the parades which change every year. Count me as a person who doesn't like going to any of the parades. I'd rather buy my beads & see the floats! Why do a parade when you... More 

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canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing to be able to go behind the scenes and see how the floats are created and hear stories from past mardis gras. Was impressed we could take photos and talk to some of the workers as they were creating floats for Mardis Gras 2015.

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Huntington, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice place for people of all ages. The free shuttle was great and picked us up right outside our hotel. It was really cool to see the true size and production of the mardi gras parade floats. It was really special to be able to get so close to the action.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to NOLA several times on pleasure trips and were looking for something a little different that wouldn't consume more than 2 hours. Mardi Gras World, as touristy as it sounds, was a very interesting tour. the tour guide is with you for about 20 minutes. He gives you some inside and informative information and then cuts you... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I have to go back. Not enough time to take the tour but the HUGE float characters are amazing. Lots of history and a fun filled gift shop.

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