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“START YOUR MARDI GRAS EXPERIENCE HERE!”

Mobile Carnival Museum
Ranked #3 of 76 things to do in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a great way to get an overview of what Mardi Gras is and what it means to the city of Mobile. My cousin came for her first Mobile Mardi Gras last year and we began with a visit here and then a trip to Toomey's (to buy our masks, beads and boas, of course). That was perfect because by the time we began watched the parades she was a bit prepared for what Mardi Gras is all about here. The museum features many actual gowns and robes from previous Mardi Gras Queens, Kings and their courts. You can't imagine the detail and workmanship that go into these fabulous creations-you have to see them. Much of the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile is highlighted, and you will leave with a feel for the fun of the festivites. This is a not-to-be-missed attraction if you are coming to Mobile for Mardi Gras or just want to get a sense of what an important part of life Mardi Gras is for the residents and visitors of this area.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Judi is a pleasure to work with. She makes events spectacular. Our group threw a Christmas party here in December and had no worries. We used Creative Catering by Sean and Judi made sure it went on without a hitch.

We had the biggest turn out in years and will definitely be back

Thank MobileFoodMan
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

If you're from out oftown and don't really "get" Mardi Gras, go. Youll be surprised and impressed

Thank Kegan36604
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is a place to which we bring all out of town guests. It id informative, entertaining and just plain fun! The exhibits don't change but the docents are a REAL kick.

Thank uphill69
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Located in a historic home (circa 1800s) in beautiful downtown Mobile, the Carnival Museum is first rate! If you are interested in the history and pageantry of Mardi Gras (which originated in Mobile), this attraction is for you. It houses a spectacular collection of past and present day artifacts, photos, and robes worn by the kings and queens of the more than 50 mystic associations in Mobile. The docents are very knowledgeable, parking is on-site and spacious, and the admission fee extremely reasonable. This museum is definitely a must-see if you are in town.

1  Thank twisteddiva
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