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Address: 119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS 39530-4215
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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A solid 30 minutes spent

This was a very quick and informative stop. The costumes are outrageous in a great way and so fun and colorful. The staff were very nice and we loved our visit and the gun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
SmurfySmurfette80
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very quick and informative stop. The costumes are outrageous in a great way and so fun and colorful. The staff were very nice and we loved our visit and the gun pictures we took with costumes. Lots of info to read about History and Mardi Gras. It is free and air conditioned too. It based in the... More 

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Hahira, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Sherri, the very fine woman at this museum was so pleasant and informative and the costumes beautiful - glad my wife and I toured this place

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

You won't believe the beauty of these "costumes"! If you've never been to Mardi Gras, this is a must see.

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Highland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We. first went to Mary Mahoney's , then went next door to this great museum. The lady in charge showed us the interesting museum She was very friendly and informative. It was a great experience.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We stopped by and since the exhibits are still being worked on, they let us in without any charge. There is not a lot here as compared to the Mardi Gras museum in New Orleans, but they did have a few beautiful costumes you can see up close. The two ladies working that day, March 30, were so friendly and... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

When you are here or if you live here you need to stop and see the history that this museum holds. Only takes a short time to see all the costumes.

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Nicosia
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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.

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Georgia
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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.

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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.

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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.

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