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Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
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  • Mardi Gras WorldPro 2014
    Hanae
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    3 Jul 15, 2014

    Very touristy, but fun. A decent substitute if you're not around for the real Mardi Gras.

    Tour: Under an hour and it ends with a piece of cake. The tour will start in the movie room where you'll watch a short film about the history of Mardi Gras. After that you get to dress up ridiculously in mardi gras wardrobes and take pics. After the tour around the warehouse, they'll give you some time to let you lounge around the and take pictures on your own.

    Tip: They have student discount

    Parking: costs $10...GRRR

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersStudents
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  • Mardi Gras WorldPro 2014
    Diane Austin
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    4 Feb 07, 2014

    Funky museum full of props used on the floats. Walk around a take pictures of Mardi Gras characters from past parades. You also get to watch the technicians and artists in action as they build new projects. Cool but weird.

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    Mimsie Lemar
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    5 Jan 04, 2014

    One of a kind! Blain Kern's Mardi Gras world! This is where many of the floats are made and Mardi Gras comes to life! It is open for tours and special events! Even if you can't make it for Mardi Gras come see the floats!!!

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLocal CultureFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
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    Justin Barisich
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    4 Nov 24, 2013

    Blaine Kern Studios has built the breathtaking parade floats for every major Mardi Gras parade since 1947. And at Mardi Gras World, you can take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour through all the floats and gigantic works of art on wheels. Learn more about the history of this unique and festive tradition and realize that it truly is about more than excessive amounts of alcohol and yelling at strangers for trinkets.

    [Photo by: yosoynuts (Flickr).]

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersArt & Design LoversFamily TravelersLocal Culture
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    Yvonne Brett
    4 Jul 12, 2013

    We were here in July, so this was really the only chance to see a float. The tour was informative, and we saw many of the artists at work. There is a movie you watch before you enter, and there are costumes to try on for photo ops. At the end they give you a sample of king cake.

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    Claire Rudyj
    5 Feb 22, 2013

    Great place to visit, guides are really informative, always willing to answer any questions and you cant help loving the floats, the artwork is simply amazing!!

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    Sheila Ward-Shaw
    5 Jul 08, 2012

    You can't come to New Orleans without a visit to Mardi Gras World. Take the tour and see how the floats are made and the finished products.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    You can't get to the Mardi Gras celebration? No problem...It is Mardi Gras all year at Mardi Gras World. Colorful floats are made (and stored) here. What a great place for a behind the scenes look at this incredible festival!

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    Susan Nosotti
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Wonderful place to see many of the floats that are used during the Mardi Gras parades, the history and to see things made. Very interesting.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Jeremy Clos
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    If you can't handle the crowds to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras season, the next best thing is a visit to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, where you can see many of the parade floats, costumes, and props, in the warehouses in which they are stored year-round. The tour includes a film about Mardi Gras, and a slice of the ubiquitous carnival treat, King Cake, at the conclusion of your tour.

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    5 Jun 28, 2013
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    Sankar
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    4 Jan 24, 2013
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    Steve Bowman
    5 Aug 29, 2012

    for all ur mardi gras needs and beads..go there..also learn about the history of mardi gras

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Ruth Manor
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    A bit too crowded for my taste.

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    Denise Rogers
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    awesomr

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    JERRY DICKSON
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Its all fun fun fun there lol

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    5 Jun 22, 2012
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    5 Jan 18, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
31 members' reviews
1,177 people visited Mardi Gras World

Description

Mardi Gras World is a building that is exactly like the event. No amount of description can equal the experience! The guided tours are very interesting, but it is the up close experience that grabs you. The tour begins with a movie about the history and culture of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. There is time for king cake, as well as trying on costumes and masks. The tour guides lead you into and ... read more
through the warehouse to discover the incredible work and artistry used to create the fantasy pieces that end up as floats that ride between 20 to 75 adults. Bring the kids for a real-life Alice in Wonderland experience. Pictures are welcome.

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