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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

Opens in 5 min: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Great museum about local Mardi Gras

We loved our visit to this museum. It was very informative about local Mardi Gras customs, parties... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Wow!! Throw me semething, Mister!!!

I was extremely impressed with the Mardi Gras musuem. A massive number of authentic costume... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
Mobile, 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
+1 337-430-0043
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

We loved our visit to this museum. It was very informative about local Mardi Gras customs, parties and parades. We loved getting to see all the costumes close up. The workmanship on the costumes was exquisite. The docent was very helpful answering questions and providing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

I was extremely impressed with the Mardi Gras musuem. A massive number of authentic costume decorate the many rooms of the museum. As a native Mobilian, (the home of Mardi Gras) I have a unique appreciatation of the Carvnival season. Lake Charles take on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
Thank rubenm175
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
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Savanah S
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I think it is $2 per person.