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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
+1 504-361-7821
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Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour in New Orleans
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Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. Come see how Mardi Gras is made and get up close to Mardi Gras' grandest floats and sculptures.
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  • Average8%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
Garden District
+1 504-361-7821
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Reviewed yesterday

Mardi Gras World gives tours every 30 minutes for about $20. The tour includes a short video, a guided walkthrough of the fabrication warehouse, free cake, and free time to wander through the warehouse. Parking is $15 if you choose to park here, but I...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed yesterday

If you have any interest in the Mardi Gras experience, you need to get over to Mardi Gras World. They have over a dozen of the huge floats that they're working on for next year's parades already. The tour takes you through their active workshop...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed yesterday

We loved this place! My party was a little unsure when I said we needed to check this place out, but they loved it! It was amazing seeing all of the things being built for floats and all the things from past years. I loved...More

Thank taroblis
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting Mardi Gras World and had even called ahead to ask some questions on the shuttle since I'm visiting New Orleans by foot but when I actually called to request pick up by shuttle I was told the shuttle...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating massive displays of Marduk gras floats, amazing stage that looks like you are outdoors in front of a plantation house but it is indoors and climate controlled. Food was much better than expected, especially the fried catfish with crab sauce. Mixed drinks were great...More

Thank MarkHinCabinJohn
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is only one of many warehouses in NOLA that houses all the floats and parts of floats for the various Mardi Gras parades. You get to see how the floats are made and hear about what goes into the parades. If you visit at...More

Thank mkraftzeck
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is so amazing! I visited with my 11 year old son, and since we are from chicago, it was like a new world to us. Sarah (with an H) was a very informative and funny guide. The tour itself was cool and the...More

Thank Nenad S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the tour which included a 15 min. Video overview, a slice of King's cake and a tour where you can see the floats from the previous year and numerous float sections/parts in the design, construction and reconstruction phases. Our guide, Sarah, was informative...More

Thank 265annh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved the tour and Sarah was awesome. Give her a raise. Mardi gras world was awesome too. They give you cake on the tour!!

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a really cool place to see a lot of the Mardi Gras floats up close and personal. When they are quiet and not surrounded by all of the Mardi Gras revellry, they seem to take on a life of their own, fueled by...More

1  Thank kathsum
Garden District
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Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking
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picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded
down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful
churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a
brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the
Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give
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Al T
is there handicap parking ?
27 May 2017|
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Response from roxane1223 | Reviewed this property |
How do you redeem Living Social tickets? We will want the first available tour of the day. Thanks
25 April 2017|
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Response from Joyce N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I do not know.
Is there parking available if we drive there?
16 March 2017|
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Response from philstreet2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of parking. Also a free bus which will pick up and drop off from main hotels.