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“Interesting and Pretty Costumes”

Mobile Carnival Museum
Ranked #3 of 78 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 24, 2012

Did you know that Mardi Gras started out in Mobile??? Neither did I. I was long before New Orleans had it. Mobile still has a Mardi Gras parade, but it's more suited to the entire "Family".

Thank SRQ-Travelor
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

A wonderful display and narration of the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Stunning displays! Dont miss it.

Thank Dianne J
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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.

1  Thank Liz T
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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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