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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
Phone Number: 504-361-7821
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely...

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.

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Great place to visit while in New Orleans

This place was a real find. I was able to go on groupon and get two adult tickets for $20 total. Normally the tickets are $20 each. Check out this deal before paying full price... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do not recommend this attraction very highly. The floats are beautiful but the warehouse doesn't contain many of them. The price is fairly high (20$) and the tour is not very informative or exciting. It started with a chance for folks to try on Mardi Gras outfits which was fun. A short video is shown which was interesting but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was a real find. I was able to go on groupon and get two adult tickets for $20 total. Normally the tickets are $20 each. Check out this deal before paying full price. There are free shuttles that will also pick you up at designated spots around the French quarter. You get a tour of the warehouse where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good services, they pick you up and bring you back to your hotel. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend to find two hours and visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Learned all about Mardi Gras: history, traditions and behind the scenes. Seeing the floats being made and admiring all the sculptures from the past was amazing. Fun, quick tour.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mardi Gras world tour $20 for adults and we paid $16 for our 3 year old. There was a movie showed and the opportunity to take pictures with costumes. Also, a sample of king cake. The admission price was not worth the quality of the experience. Free shuttle was a nice touch but our 3 year old was not interested.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you're going to New Orleans you MUST visit this place. You get dressed up for the parade eat king cake see the floats and on mom- Fri you can even make your own Mardi Gras mask. It's so cool to see just how they make all the floats and to get up close to all of them. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was great to see some of the amazing work that goes into creating Mardi Gras! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the displays and was very accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history and behind the scenes information on Mardi Gras!! You watch a short video regarding the history of the event and our guide added additional information on the groups who put the parades on. You actually get to tour the workshop where the props for the floats get created. Depending on what day you visit there are workers just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to New Orleans for the OYPC convention and the floats were nothing like I have ever seen, I did go there for an evening event, The best thing i can suggest is if you are also there for an evening event, also take a tour of the floats (In the day time, they have no A/C where the floats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip and learning experience. They do much more than Mardi Gras floats The tour is quick an informative and you have plenty of time to roam around and look and take photos.

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Staying in Garden District

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.