Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. Come see how Mardi Gras is made and get up close to Mardi Gras' grandest floats and sculptures.
Suggested duration
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Leslie C
Ravenna, OH1,274 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We walked to Mardi Gras World which is right behind the convention center. The tour was about $22 per adult and lasted about one hour. We watched a video about the history of Mardi Gras before tasting king cake. Then we took a guided walking tour of a working float production facility. It was impressive to see the amount of artistry that goes into the floats and learn about the traditions. My only disappointment was not seeing any of the big headdresses.
Written February 10, 2020
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Susan P
Bloomfield, CT156 contributions
May 2022
There are so many spectacular creations to see! As a visitor you learn about the process for making the props and can even see some of them being made. This is an incredible art form and it's amazing to see what delicate and creative results the artists here produce. Lots of fun and a great place to take photos.
Written May 5, 2022
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Dupont2Traveler
Memphis, TN220 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We loved walking around the warehouse seeing all the old and new figures and floats. The talent needed to produce these amazing works of art is simply amazing. We have wanted to come here for years and finally found the time. Make sure to visit to get a true sense of float making, design, and creativity.
Written May 7, 2022
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jlshopper
Westbrook, CT79 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Previously here. Guided tour. This time around self guided. The artist there was very interesting but the warehouse was largely self guided and no real explanations. The level of draftsmanship is beyond description. There’s a shuttle that operates to bring people in and drop off but during Mardi Gras season couldn’t get to canal street. Was much better previously
Written February 20, 2022
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nhmom27
Concord, NH72 contributions
Mar 2022
This place was worth a visit! Make sure to watch the introductory video as there is a special surprise at the end. Then we walked through and did a self-guided tour through the warehouse. There are numerous photo opportunities and you can see artists at work. The gift shop has a nice array of souvenirs to bring home.
Written May 11, 2022
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Tanya T.
Illinois1,408 contributions
Aug 2019
Firstly, it's not easy to get here without a car (unless you use the hop on/hop off bus tour stop). The warehouse is MASSIVE with every kind of float, prop, and photo op imaginable. We visited in summer, and the tour kicked off with a film of Mardi Gras; we were served King Cake (which was a nice treat) and then began the walking tour. You will really appreciate the artistry of creating this event and you will leave with a TON of photos. There is a souvenir shop (of course), and you can spend some time on the rear patio area, when open. Great experience!
Written April 20, 2020
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Dfernandez07
10 contributions
Jan 2022
It’s nice to learn what it takes to get Mardi Gras going. The faces of these characters are life like. You can really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into making the floats and characters. I was very impressed walking through the aisles and seeing the different characters. My Favorite was the terminator.
Written January 23, 2022
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Louise P
Gatineau, Canada37 contributions
Feb 2020
The tour is interesting and it's nice to see all the floats and the decorations, but at $22 per person, plus $20 for parking, it makes for a very expensive tour, especially since the tour itself is not even one hour. You can spend a lot of time with the floats and decorations, but after a while, you've seen them all. Overall, I'm glad to have gone, but would not recommend it if you're time in NOLA is limited. there are other attractions that are more worth it.
Written February 21, 2020
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Carlanmcd
Brooklyn, NY321 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Visited for the first time and was amazed by the production that goes into these floats and was thrilled to see artists at work. Endless sculptures. So beautiful and nice touch to give visitors king cake in celebration of Mardi Gras
Written February 23, 2021
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Julie
New York City, NY48 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Luckily I visited here 2 weeks before the Mardi Gras and could see some artists doing final touches to the marvelous work they have done for the parade. I wish I could take a tour but I got here less than 1 hour before the closing time and tried to see and take photos as much as I could. I entered with a Go New Orleans pass. One of a kind.. this place.
Written September 15, 2020
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