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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

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Unexpected Beauty

Found this little museum on the Internet and decided to go by for a visit, it was spectacular. The... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Flatonia, Texas
Hidden Gem in Lake Charles

I stumbled upon this museum in a local magazine or something and decided to give it a visit. What a... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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History of Mardi Gras celebrations in Lake Charles
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809 Kirby St, 2nd Floor, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5372
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Found this little museum on the Internet and decided to go by for a visit, it was spectacular. The costumes were fabulous, so colorful, also learned about The Jesus cake, what a truly interesting visit. Please go by this museum and learn some Mardi Gras...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this museum in a local magazine or something and decided to give it a visit. What a pleasant surprise! The costumes on display are absolutely beautiful! It is a small museum packed with beautiful costumes and masks and information about Mardi Gras....More

Thank 13Anon02
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I'll admit - if I wasn't with a tour group I probably won't have made this stop. However - it was a great place! The museum is on the second floor of an old school and it didn't seem like it was that well marked....More

2  Thank Crimeguy
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This museum is small, but contains hundreds of Mardi Gras costumes. The docent, David, was exceptional, and provided is with great details about the events and costumes... Thank you! It would be nice for a sign to be placed outside the old school to help...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Lake Charles Mardi Gras festival is the second largest festival in the country, outdone by New Orleans only. The difference is that in L.C. the entire family is involved and kids are part of the festivities, including wearing costumes. This hidden (and a little hard...More

1  Thank Dianne P
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Yes, it's glitter and sparkles and also pretty magical. I loved all of the creativity jammed into a few school rooms. Well worth a visit but check out their hours before heading over.

Thank MeMe615
Reviewed November 11, 2017

A large collection of Mardi Gras costumes from the Lake Charles Mardi Gras parades. A very impressive collection presented by a VERY knowledgeable tour guide.

Thank Acadia611
Reviewed November 9, 2017

If you are curious about Mardi Gras then you must visit this gem in downtown Lake Charles. Full of costumes and information about Krewes and members. Explains the history of Mardi Gras and a lot of other information as well. The building itself is perfect...More

Thank YoBob536
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Amazing all of the work that has gone into these costumes. Must see this if you are intrigued with Mardi Gras.

Thank Shawna W
Reviewed June 16, 2017

It should be noted that upon arriving you will enter a school building (Central School Arts & Humanities Center) and travel to the second floor. Either by elevator or stairs. Once on the second floor you will be greeted by a friendly face welcoming you...More

Thank Diana C
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Savanah S
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I think it is $2 per person.