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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

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Address: 809 Kirby St, 2nd floor, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5372
Phone Number: (337) 430-0043
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History of Mardi Gras celebrations in Lake Charles

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This was a great stop. Beautiful costumes , history and more costumes. I think there were 6 rooms full plus hallways. You will love looking around. Elevator to 2nd floor. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Penny F
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my gosh do yourself a favor look up the old central school and go to a play there that is produced like if it were a show that should be on Broadway in New York! Different hours of course this Mardi Gras Museum that has some of the most intricate and beautiful Mardi Gras costumes that have been worn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place through trip adviser. We were headed from Auburn Alabama to Galveston Texas and were looking for some welcomed pitstops to break the trip up. We had three generations that were traveling so it is difficult to find something that is interesting for all. But this fit the bill just perfectly! Admission is only five dollars per... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great stop. Beautiful costumes , history and more costumes. I think there were 6 rooms full plus hallways. You will love looking around. Elevator to 2nd floor. You can even dress up for photo ops. Fun

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this through a search here on Trip Advisor. This is an awesome museum. The costumes are unbelievable and our guide David was knowledgeable and fun. Totally recommend this for anyone interested in seeing some of these fabulous cosyumes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This small museum is located on the second floor of an old school that houses a number of various art and theater programs. There are quite a few examples of Mardi Gras costumes. The gentleman who greeted us described the background of Mardi Gras in Lake Charles and checked in with us throughout our self guided tour to address questions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The museum is open only Tuesday-Friday but many of the outfits are out in the hall and you can see inside the glass doors to the museum. It is hard to locate - second floor of the school. Go to the back of the school and up the stairs. Its breath taking with the costumes and history.

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Barry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Amazingly informational museum about Mardi Gras. Fabulous costumes beautifully displayed and documented. Animated characters were fun additions. Our host was totally informed, helpful and most pleasant.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

If you have a curiosity about the Mardi Gras tradition in Louisiana then this is the place to visit. Part of the downtown experience in Lake Charles as it is just a few blocks away. There you will find a friendly guide that can walk you through with as much color commentary as you view in the winding and seemingly... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I had read the reviews so I knew I was looking for a school. Once inside there was no sign but there was a directory right inside the door that said it was on the second floor. We came out of the elevator and it was right there and we were immediately greeted by a staff member. He directly us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

My first experience in this museum was at night...shooting a film...a creepy, short film...about being trapped in a school, a haunted school, that won't let you out. Yeah... So throw in foggers, which do set off fire alarms, and screams and slamming doors and this place takes on a whole new atmosphere. Oh... there are a animatronic mannequins. mmhhmm. All... More 

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