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Mardi Gras Museum

119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS 39530-4215
+1 228-435-6308
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Nice - But a Bit Limited

When I was growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, only Biloxi had any sort of Mardi Gras... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
The_Loup_Garou
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Phoenix, Arizona
Small museum

I was a little surprised by this museum. It was small and didn't have as much in it as I thought... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
robinsp1429
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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This museum, scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 is dedicated to the history of Mardi Gras along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The museum is located in the Magnolia Hotel, the only surviving antibellum hotel structure in the area. The museum gift shop is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
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119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS 39530-4215
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

When I was growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, only Biloxi had any sort of Mardi Gras celebration, and parade. Otherwise, one had to go to Mobile, to the east, or New Orleans, to the west, for “Fat Tuesday.” Now, it seems that every...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I was a little surprised by this museum. It was small and didn't have as much in it as I thought it would. If you are in the area already it is fine but I wouldn't make a special trip to see it.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

It's very small with only a small selection of Mardi Gras costumes. It took about 8 minutes to make it through the whole inventory. Nothing special to write home about.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This museum was a stop on our Biloxi Tour Train. It was very nice and did not take very long to go through. Enjoyed our time there.

Thank Wendy A
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

For me the historic hotel that houses the museum was the highlight. The museum itself merely consists of some Mardi Gras costumes and a small gift shop

1  Thank NoKidsWillTravel
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

It's free admission, we saw it as part of the Biloxi train tour. It has costumes and information on the whole Mardi Gras celebration which is a very big deal in this part of the country.

Thank swampfoxmom
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The best part of the museum was the elaborate costumes! I'm not sure if they were heavy or not but they sure looked it, full of sequins and some had capes. I don't know if they were worn in the parades us surely to the...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was a cute place with a few costumes and a small gift shop. We looked around, took about 30 minutes. Spoke to the cashier at the gift shop for information about places to eat and he was very helpful. We took a pictures and...More

Thank GreshamClan
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visted pn February 14th. There is some fantastic past Mardi Gras costumes. It's apparent that a significant amount of time and effort went into the sewing of thede fabulous garments. We purchased a few souvenirs as they had good prices. The attendant was very...More

1  Thank Jerry G
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a tiny museum in a corner of the historic Magnolia Hotel. The mardi gras history is limited, but the costumes are fantastic. There's a tiny gift shop too. Easy parking.

Thank GinNBerry
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Missy696
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It was free when we went.
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