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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
Lower Garden District
+1 504-361-7821
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mardi Gras World attracts a lot of tourists, but for us it was an experience not to be missed. Located in a huge warehouse on the river, it offers a behind-the-scenes look at wonderful huge sculptures created for floats and celebration displays. It was so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dragondoll
Reviewed 4 days ago

Years ago I went to this when it was in a warehouse across the river. Then it was ok. Now it is spectacular. There are now so many elements of the place, not just Mardi Gras floats, but also a wonderful antebellum mansion among other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

$22 tour. Overall very entertaining and I learned a few things. If you want to see some behind the scene stuff about floats this is a good place. You get a good movie and a piece of king cake. Also a free shuttle bus will...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the look "behind the scenes" of Mardi Gras floats. Took a ton of pictures! Learned a lot of interesting information about the floats and the whole process of creation.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MSmith103
Reviewed 6 days ago

It sounds like it would be corny, but this place is really a lot of fun. It's also unique to New Orleans. The intro movie gives you lots of background about Mardi Gras, and then you see how the props on the Mardi Gras floats...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JoanW1689
Reviewed 6 days ago

I leaned that this exhibit is run by the company that makes floats and creatures for the "mega" Mardi Gras floats using styrofoam and paper mashe. They are quite fantastic. They do not make the "Indian" floats. Those are made by hand by other krewes....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This huge warehouse houses floats from 54 Mardi Gras parades in NOLA. Call them and they will pick you up for free. Before the tour, they will show a video of the big parades after which they’d give you a taste of NOLA’s famous King...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thunder1005
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour takes about an hour and is very informative, even for a local. It's amazing how the floats and decorations come together.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 828glendal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no idea this place existed. Super tour. Float building is a wonder. Great tour for kids also The video at the beginning of the tour is very informative. The tour guide is well versed

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SharonTravelerII
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our best stop in NOLA! We enjoyed a tour of the facility and loved seeing all the wonderfully colorful floats from Mardi Gras. It was very interesting to see how the floats and characters come to life.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rebecca P
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there are no dogs allowed. Enjoy!
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Easily. It's almost next door to the cruise line berths.
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