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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

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Address: 809 Kirby, 2nd floor, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: +1 337-430-0043
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History of Mardi Gras celebrations in Lake Charles

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Well Worth The Effort To Locate

First of all keep in mind that this small museum/attraction is only open Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 1 PM and 5 PM. It is very hard to locate, as it is in an old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all keep in mind that this small museum/attraction is only open Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 1 PM and 5 PM. It is very hard to locate, as it is in an old school which has been converted to an arts building. There aren't many signs and you simply have to know it's there on the... More 

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scottsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

It is hard to distinguish this museum from another one in Lake Charles in the write-ups. It is in the school turned Arts Center and worth the search! Parking is in the back where the entrance is. We had a friendly docent who added a lot of information and answered our many questions. We were invited to take pictures but... More 

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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