Mardi Gras World
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- 94%Local Culture
- 85%History Buffs
- 77%Family Travelers
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- Mardi Gras WorldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Jul 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...GRRRRecommended for:
- Mardi Gras WorldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Feb 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.
- Mardi Gras WorldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Jan 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:
- Mardi Gras WorldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 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.
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- Mardi Gras WorldJul 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.
- Mardi Gras WorldMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 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!
- Mardi Gras WorldFirst to ReviewJul 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.