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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-361-7821
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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I am glad we did this. If you go to NOLA you must do this. Very cool place to see. Artists were awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am glad we did this. If you go to NOLA you must do this. Very cool place to see. Artists were awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I got to the Mardi Gras World with my hop-on hop-off bus, which also gives you a $2 discount on the entrance. The tour started with an introduction of our guide Jessica and a little film about the history of Mardi Gras and Blaine Kern. After that you get a little surprise. During the tour you get an impression about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family visited Mardi Gras World during their "Half Way To Mardi Gras" celebration. Entrance was free to the public. We did the self-guided tour, which was very interesting. For the celebration there was a food truck with some great offerings. There was free snow balls and alcoholic beverages and soft drinks for purchase. There was free face painting and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One-of-a-kind tour - where else but New Orleans do you get a tour of a Mardi Gras float-building facility? Parking is not close, and admission is a little pricey, but it is interesting to hear the history of the parade and see how the floats are made.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great way for families to enjoy New Orleans' biggest party, year round!!! Lots of fun photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my favorite attraction while in New Orleans. We were taken to a huge warehouse housing hundreds of pieces of floats used in the Mardi Gras Parades and celebrations. The beauty and detail of the beautiful floats is beyond words. Each one is more beautiful that the next. We were given a tour explaining the work that goes into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Mardi Gras World as part of our New Orleans Power Pass (highly recommend that, if you're driving in town). My daughter and I were late coming from another attraction (New Orleans Cooking School) and thought we would be turned away or meet locked doors. It was our last day in town too. The young ladies at the desk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok, there are 2 sides to my review and why I gave it 3 out of 5. 1. This is really cool and I loved seeing all of the floats. They also show you a little movie and let you try some king cake. I am glad that I went, it is a big part of New Orleans history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful visit. The staff are wonderful, the tour was very educational, the treat --king cake--was a treat, the view inside the making of the floats were very cool and the gift shop was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this place was kinda pricey.. but where else are you going to find a collection of life sized Mardi Gras floats? The floats where fun to look at as well as try on costumes. the tour starts off with a small film of how the parades started.. but it is kinda watered down not getting much into the true /religious... More 

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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.