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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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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 2 days ago

Informative and fun. Great for the whole family. Not pricey. Free transportation from various areas in the French Quarter

Thank shannon3180
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We picked up the free shuttle from our hotel to Mardi Gras World. The tour started with a short video to explain the history of Mardi Gras followed by tasting of King cake. Then our tour guide took us through the warehouse where she explained...More

Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here on our weekend trip! I'm glad we did. It was a bit off the main strip of attractions in the French quarter but not far at all. The tour was great. Not too long and they allowed ample time...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have heard of Mardi Gras, this is the place to visit. Many of the parade floats are constructed here. It offers a tour that gives you a history plus facts about the float construction. The cost is ~$20/adult. I would advise taking the...More

Thank PsychRN12
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bring your camera. There are lots of great photo opportunities. A start to finish tour of how the Mardi Gras floats are made, From design to creation. Craftmen and artists are working and you can observe their talent. Many decorations from previous years that will...More

Thank skdel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our trip here. You will learn the history of Mardi Gras.it is a place to watch how the floats come together. You will be taken through an area to see many of the floats

Thank OhioKathy1566
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have now visited here a total of four times - twice to the original location and twice to the new and more convenient site next to the convention center. We have brought friends, brought our children and grandchildren, everyone loved it.

Thank dlevitan
Reviewed 6 days ago

This venue was rented as part of our convention and we explored as part of a welcome to New Orleans evening. The floats were incredible and it was fascinating to see them up close.

Thank momofthecs
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fabulous. I had never heard anyone mention a visit here and I know many NOLA regulars. Having only been to Mardi Gras once a couple decades ago, I had forgotten about the fabulous floats. I had no idea the float's characters and...More

Thank Kygirl56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun activity for all ages. It is a chance to see Marni Gras parade float items for those who are not able to attend the spectacular Parade season. The film and tour are extensive and then you are given the option to...More

Thank J L
Garden District
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
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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.