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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

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Me and my gf went to check this out because we saw it was on the list for lake Charles. We were not... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
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This is truly a hidden gym as it is in an old school and not a lot of signage to help you find it... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Richard B
Prattville, Alabama
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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 December 8, 2018 via mobile

Me and my gf went to check this out because we saw it was on the list for lake Charles. We were not disappointed when we checked it out. Lots and lots of information regarding the balls held in Washington and Mardi Gras. The gentleman...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

This is truly a hidden gym as it is in an old school and not a lot of signage to help you find it. If you have a GPS it should get you there. Admission is $10.00 but we got a senior discount to $5.00...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard B
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Savanah S
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I think it is $2 per person.