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“JUNKANOO, A MUST SEE WHEN IN THE BAHAMAS” 5 of 5 stars
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Junkanoo Expo Museum
Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-323-3182
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Ranked #12 of 61 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum showcasing the costumes and floats from the annual Junkanoo parade.
New York
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“JUNKANOO, A MUST SEE WHEN IN THE BAHAMAS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you are in the Bahamas during Christmas and or New Years, you must go see the Junkanoo Carnival. This is Nassau's Carnival, the Rio De Janiero, in Bahamas on Bay Street. This is the cultural parade with colorful floats and and costumes that runs from 1 am to 11 am in the morning. The music is amazing and the dancing is spectacular. Best time to go is around 7 am its less crowed and safer. And you don't need a ticket because most locals go late night. The museum features all the cultural charms and items. The parade is the best.

Visited December 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Fun time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We enjoyed seeing how the costumes were made for the Junkanoo. We were even able to try on a costume. We practiced
drumming.

Visited November 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Not Open, Don't Even Try to Find It”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum is closed, and no one seemed to know. It was located on the pier itself, close to the ships (very hard to find, Google Maps didn't work). While Junkanoo itself seemed interesting, there is currently nothing to see. It might be worth checking out when it reopens.

Visited September 2014
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“Junkanoo show down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the museum is very interesting it showed the history of Junkanoo in the country and how it has developed int something spectacular. The Junkanoo museum is very educational for kids and adults.

Visited June 2014
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“Awesome Bahamian culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Barrabus and his crew were amazing and made this tour special! The explanation of Junkanoo and it's importance to the Bahamas was awesome and so detailed. The costumes and masks were just amazing and incorporating the tourists in drumming was extra special! We had a blast and it make the whole tour! High recommend visiting this museum!

Visited August 2014
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