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Address: 119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: +1 228-435-6308
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This museum, scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 is dedicated to the...

This museum, scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 is dedicated to the history of Mardi Gras along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The museum is located in the Magnolia Hotel, the only surviving antibellum hotel structure in the area. The museum gift shop is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

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Just Costumes

Wasn't too impressed...just me, I guess. It is just flashy costumes and a small gift store. I'm not sure what I expected, but it wasn't there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Leslie L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Wasn't too impressed...just me, I guess. It is just flashy costumes and a small gift store. I'm not sure what I expected, but it wasn't there.

1 Thank Leslie L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a very small museum, about 4 rooms with a few costumes in each room , also a very small gift shop. Admission is free so its worth it to check it out if you have never been.

2 Thank dakotageorgia
Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This facility is being renovated as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While currently limited to the first floor, there are exquisite gowns from Mardi Gras on display. The hostess was well-versed in the area, and was an excellent source of information. This will be great when they have finished fund-raising and completed repairs.

2 Thank Baldy47
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a very small museum which will take you all of 15 minutes to go through. The staff was very friendly and even took pictures of us. If you are walking around downtown Biloxi you should stop in for a quick look.

2 Thank Jill O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

My daughter loves Mardi Gras and this was a quick trip, so this was perfect. It has only about 5 exhibits, one room has some costumes you can try on(mainly male costumes) and a video playing of one of the galas. The attendant in the gift shop could have taken a second to acknowledge that we were there, but she... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a quaint informative place to check out. They have a room with outfits you can put on & take pics for a memento of your experience which I thought was pretty cool.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Although it was quiet and small, we found the Mardi Gras Museum charming... We were able to see some of the flamboyant gowns from the Mardi Gras balls of the past...There was a cute gift shop, and the attendant was charming and SO helpful! Definitely you should peak in - if you're in the neighborhood! (right across from Mary Mahoney's...)

1 Thank tdb2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We saw the Mardi Gras Museum on Trip Advisor and decided to go while in Biloxi. It's cute, and the young lady there was nice and offered us coffee. The display is small but they are growing. Everything they had before the hurricane was destroyed. It takes time to gain items. What they was enough just to see a taste... More 

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Pendleton, Indiana, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One review stated they saw/heard about the floats at Mardi Gras. We saw/heard nothing of them. The gal at the desk was more interested in giving us the brochure than talking with us. She would have rather been at the Air Show going on today.That said, the few costumes were gorgeous. Hopefully they can find the money to expand to... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A great Museum to visit. I love all those colorful costumes. It is a tiny museum however great enough for me to get all the information regarding Mardi Gras history. They even have good quality coffee with staff that's very friendly. The Visitor Center has more costumes to see and the exhibit has been very educational .

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