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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
+1 504-361-7821
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
Garden District
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Reviewed today

This was interesting to attend. We learned how Mardi Gras began, tasted King cake, watched artists working on floats for the next parade. Fun. Fun Fun.

Thank Rose M
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Reviewed today

This is an interesting place to tour and a fun place to "play". This is where they make all of the floats and props for the Mardi Gras parades. The tour starts with a video about the history of the parades and the company, as...More

Thank InnTravelers
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Reviewed today

The tour of Mardi Gras World was a great way to learn about the history of the parades and show how the floats and props are (and were) made. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Thank Gino G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is a helpful collection and drop off service which is arranged simply by phoning a local call number. The shuttle drops you right outside and once you have checked in, you receive your ticket - a beaded necklace. Tours are every 30 minutes and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We learned so much while on our tour of Mardi Gras World. It is so important to the private sector of the population in New Orleans and after this visit we understand why preparing for it is a way of life for the residents. It...More

Thank Debra T
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a beautiful, fascinating tour of the working warehouse where many of the floats for Mardi Gras are made. It is unairconditioned and can be hot, but they give you a bottle of water, and there are large fans. Great place for pictures, they...More

Thank MnJH5
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour gives you the history of Mardi Gras and immediately on entering this massive warehouse you get the feel of what goes on in Mardi Gras season. You begin with a video explanation of the history, then the walking tour begins as you are...More

Thank 2happi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time here. The tour guide was knowledgeable and informative. The floats and props were nothing short of incredible! I probably won't have the opportunity to go back during Mardi Gras, but this certainly makes me wish I could! It is a...More

Thank Shelly S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mardi Gras World will surely bring out the kid in you. The vibrant colors and giant characters will bring a smile to anyone's face. You can't go wrong with this visit. The tour offers a great history and interesting fun facts about Mardi Gras. The...More

Thank GG718
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little pricey but nice experience. Large working warehouse full of floats, figures and props. Learned a lot about Mardi Gras. Worth the stop.

Thank brettmatthews2016
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Pam97212
July 16, 2018|
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Response from MIOreos18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure about whether you can walk around without taking the tour. I honestly wouldn't want to because the tour is incredible and after it was over, we could then go back in and walk around to anything we wanted to... More
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Andrea B
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Joseph W | Reviewed this property |
They do have a gift shop but most of the items are mass produced for tourist trade. There are several places in New Orleans however where you can find authentic masks.
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rdeanstahl
February 13, 2018|
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Response from yvonnebutterfly | Reviewed this property |
I would just repeat what everyone else said:) enjoy!
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