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Beautiful Costumes.

Small museum. It doesn't take very long to go through. They have beautiful costumes from Mardi... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Daphne, Alabama
Family Vacation To Gulfport


Reviewed May 12, 2018
Ryan S
Cleveland, Georgia
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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...more
119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS 39530-4215
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Another little gem found via a flyer whilst travelling around. Has a number of costumes from parades over the years. Showing the workmanship and man hours that goes into each costume. Upstairs was another little museum for a local artist, along with works of art...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Beautiful costumes at this museum, its very small so don't expect to spend the day here. If you are looking for a little South La/Biloxi Mardi Gras culture if you aren't from this area, check it out.. if you are from this area you may...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Joyce H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We called to make sure the Museum was open and were told it was. When we got there, the gift shop was open but the museum was under renovations.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Small museum. It doesn't take very long to go through. They have beautiful costumes from Mardi Gras days past. It is worth taking a few minutes to stroll through!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

“THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED TILL MID-WINTER FOR RENOVATIONS” SO DON’T PLAN A VISIT HERE, 05/12/18 me and the wife were gonna check this place out but they are closed. Will plan another time to come revisit just wanted to give people a heads up!

Date of experience: May 2018
9  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed February 22, 2018

When I was growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, only Biloxi had any sort of Mardi Gras celebration, and parade. Otherwise, one had to go to Mobile, to the east, or New Orleans, to the west, for “Fat Tuesday.” Now, it seems that every...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

I was a little surprised by this museum. It was small and didn't have as much in it as I thought it would. If you are in the area already it is fine but I wouldn't make a special trip to see it.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank robinsp1429
Reviewed May 24, 2017

It's very small with only a small selection of Mardi Gras costumes. It took about 8 minutes to make it through the whole inventory. Nothing special to write home about.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank StaceyPurcell
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This museum was a stop on our Biloxi Tour Train. It was very nice and did not take very long to go through. Enjoyed our time there.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Wendy A
Reviewed May 15, 2017

For me the historic hotel that houses the museum was the highlight. The museum itself merely consists of some Mardi Gras costumes and a small gift shop

Date of experience: May 2017
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August 11, 2016|
Response from Crafty_Beer_Mermaid | Reviewed this property |
It was free when we went.
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Senior with Limited Mobility (7 Replies)
Taking Mom to New Orleans for a long weekend...she's been a few times before...but when she was younger...now has limited mobility...any suggestions about activiities----WWII Museum, Mardi Gras Museum, Plantation Tour, Baton Rouge sidetrip??? Will be Gambling and Eating...and Happy Hour Suggestions for cheap Oysters & Shrimp---she loves them...
June 07, 2010|
Response fromLoopwhole|
Good hotel location is maybe the best way to accomodate someone with mobility issues. Taxi cabs are readily available, For the activities you described, I would try to stay close to the intersection of Magazine St. or Tchoupitoulas St., and Canal St. Windsor Court Hotel for upscale lodging, for a more modest budget Best Western St. Christopher, Doubletree (accomodates smokers) or Sheraton New Orleans for something in the middle. Subject to the oil leak complications, cheap oysters will be...More
...a few more observations from a first-time visitor (4 Replies)
In addition to the TR below, I'd just like to add a few more observations from a first time visitor's perspective: 1. We had planned on taking a taxi from the airport, but at the last minute changed our mind and took the shuttle. For two of us it worked out to more or less the same price. What made us change our mind was that we decided it would be interesting to make all of the stops at the various hotels that we'd previously read about. 2. Once in New Orleans, we never took a taxi....More
August 22, 2011|
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We might as well tell you now, that list never gets completed. It just gets longer and longer and longer....
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Houston, Texas
3 days in Lake Charles and food question (3 Replies)
Hello! Gonna spend a few days in Lake Charles with the wife. Wanted to go see the Rum distillery in Laccassine and maybe take in some other attractions. Any suggestions? Is the Mardi Gras museum worth the visit? Are there good air boat rides around the area? Also, I saw an article about a Burger place near Lake Charles that is supposed to be really good, serving po-boys and burgers...It's called the Shack or Bait Shack something? Thank you for any advice
September 19, 2017|
Response fromLakeCharlesCVB|
You'll love your visit to Lake Charles. Here are some travel tips: -The Mardi Gras Museum is fabulous if you are interested in the history and outrageous decoration/planning that goes into this Louisana holiday. There are hundreds of costumes on display here and it is a joy to walk through. If you love Mardi Gras - you'll love the museum. -Definitely, check out Bayou Rum - the tour is free and is great fun. If distilleries are of interest to you, I also recommend the new Yellowfin Vodka...More