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“Not for young ones.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mobile Carnival Museum

Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 432-3324
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Mobile
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
Crownsville, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not for young ones.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2008

The museum website claims that this museum is "appropriate for all ages." With a 1 year old and a 2 year old, we did not find this the case. Our children were uninterested in the some 8 rooms of clothes worn by past Kings and Queens, the tour guide took off and left without our family, and she did not speak to us or our kids. We ended spending the majority of our time in the hearse room (the building was a funeral home) where there are two mock floats, a mock fire truck, and a dress-up space designed for little girls (not fun for our boy!). Overall, we were glad our oldest was able to pretend to be a thrower on a float, but the cost was way above what we thought was fair.

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“Fun place to spend an hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2007

We were given a personnal tour by the curator who was waiting for a larger group that was late. A fun place where you can get your picture made on a real parade float and learn what Mardi Gras means to Mobile and the south.

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