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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-361-7821
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely...

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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Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour in New Orleans
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Fun place to learn about how the Mardi Gras floats are made

Tour this functioning factory where Mardi Gras floats and other statues are hand made. Very interesting. A great way to spend 1-2 hours during the day. We were lucky enough to... read more

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour this functioning factory where Mardi Gras floats and other statues are hand made. Very interesting. A great way to spend 1-2 hours during the day. We were lucky enough to see some of this years floats and how they were made.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fantastic place to visit and should be at the top of any family's list of things to see in New Orleans. It is fun and super easy. Call ahead for the free shuttle to pick you up! Walk through the factory and see the artists at work on new creations for the Mardi Gras floats along with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free if you don't take the tour. If you want more history and detail you my want the tour. We just looked around the access area that is free and it is this cool visual collage of every imaginable type of plaster statue just stuffed in together. You can see that they provide floats and sculptures to so many places... More 

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Quad Cities, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour to learn about Mardi Gras history and how parade floats are made. We saw floats/units being prepared for this year and sampled King cake.

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Miramar Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are not in town for Mardi Gras, you definitely must go to Mardi Gras World. This is where they make and store the Mardi Gras floats. There is an excellent tour and briefing on float construction and the history. It is conveniently located at the far end of the Morial Convention Center with ample parking or you could... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

wonderful--we had a great time with our behind the scenes tour guide and photo ops. Lucky us it was the start of Mardi Gras season and the staff had king cake for us to sample! It's a must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so cool! Who knew the prep that goes into the floats. A fascinating behind the scenes look at Mardi Gras. It was neat to see actual work going on to create these masterpieces and how they are reused and modified.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was the next best thing to going to Mardi Gras! Would I rather go to Mardi Gras, yes.... To actually see the making, designing and painting of the floats, it was pretty cool. The price of admission was okay, I kinda wish kids were less, or they had a family discount. For a family of Five, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to see some of the parade floats under construction. Well worth the visit and accessible by the hop on hop off tour bus, trolley or easy walking distance from the CBD or French quarter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here middle of Jan. and it was great! There were floats that were just about done. After the parades they paint them white and take everything off so I am sure if you toured in say July there would not be much to look at but we loved it and watching the artists work was great.

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Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, 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 yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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