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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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 3 days ago

It was such a fun place to be. The work that goes into these floats is amazing and you get some history about Mardis Gras too!

Thank liznwman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did you ever wonder how those floats were made, or how many there are? This is the place to go. The tour was a perfect mix of guided and roam on your own. From the artists to the assembly the tour gave just enough information....More

Thank Busylady21
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did this tour with a few friends and we all thought it was informative and an experience unique to New Orleans. With a $12-$15 cost for a ticket and free shuttle to the tour it's budget friendly as well. You watch a 15 minute...More

Thank mamey2422
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was very interesting. You learn about Mardi Gras, history behind it and the events that lead up to it.You go through the warehouse where things are made and learn about the process. Great for pictures and informative.

Thank BobConn.
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very interesting tour. It starts with an informative video maybe 15 minutes and then they walk you around the production floor. We were able to see Props & Floats in various stages of production. After the tour they let you roam around...More

Thank willift
Reviewed 1 week ago

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World is easily accessed by one of the large red double decker sight seeing buses, but certainly off the beaten path by foot travel. This facility provides a brief video of history and tradition related to Mardi Gras. Guides provide information...More

Thank PoppaP54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are really into the Mardi Gras, this is really not worth the visit. We attended because it was part of our conference package social. We walked through the warehouse to see all of the floats/attractions and really did not think much about it.

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. We were picked up at the hotel (Dauphine Orleans) and brought back to our hotel at the end. We arrived at the museum and you enter through a covered walkway leading to the gift shop were you purchase...More

1  Thank CMEDS
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife wanted to visit Mardi Gras World, so I went along. Boy was I surprised! The photos don’t do justice to the size and colorfulness of all the figures. The tour started with a video about Mardi Gras and was very educational. The tour...More

Thank G8R
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a free shuttle that will take you there, take advantage of it. The tour meets in the gift shop, you can try on costumes for a couple of minutes, you see a movie, get a piece of King Cake and then a tour....More

Thank Yvonne73161
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11 September 2017|
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Response from Arniika b | Reviewed this property |
You can pre-order them by calling or going online you can also just purchase your tickets when you arrive there
7 July 2017|
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Response from WhitleysInWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
We purchased ours from Groupon -- looks like it is still available on the site!
29 June 2017|
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Response from Pauline R | Reviewed this property |
That sounds about right. You can walk as much as you want; 15 mins and stop if your travel mate chose. It's a slow walk through a large warehouse; not a fast paced walk at all.