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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 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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
Garden District
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"behind the scenes"
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"take pictures"
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"short film"
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"huge warehouse"
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"working warehouse"
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"beautiful floats"
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"king's cake"
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"gift shop"
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"various stages"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I honestly didn’t know much about Mardi Gras before coming here, but the tour was really informative and it was neat to see how all of the floats are constructed. At the beginning you’re able to dress up in costumes and take pictures, then watch...More

Thank MrsCain811
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy to get to on free Mardi Gras shuttle, just call and ask for nearest shuttle stop and they will give you a pick up time. Really cool seeing howcfliats are made and your the warehouse with giant floats. Part of New Orleans pass if...More

Thank jinellecampbell
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a full access to tour where you can watch the team actively constructing floats for the Mardi Gras parades. You learn the history of the Mardi Gras festivities and the traditions that continue today. You are allowed to take pictures and stay as...More

Thank MaxsTeam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mardi Gras World during our stay last week. It was interesting to see the floats. The artists were great and talented. The lecturer was well informed. I don't recommend it for small children because they can't touch anything and it is an...More

Thank carmelaDanvilleVa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned so much about Mardi Gras while having an absolutely amazing time. The photo opps are bountiful! At the end they bring you to a “secret room” for lack of a better term. I won’t ruin the surprise for those going. Definitely glad we...More

Thank ashleynmehler
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this tour. Not sure why some reviewers don't recommend. Really interesting to find out about the history of the Mardi Gras and the floats. We learnt a lot. Worth doing this and the Mardi Gras Museum to get a full picture. It is very...More

Thank riverMelbourne
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So tour started off with dressing up in Mardi Gras costumes then we watched a video about the history of Mardi Gras followed by their traditional king cake which is something you can only get during Mardi Gras it was a cinnamon roll coated with...More

Thank Y02Y0
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this tour! Sean was our tour guide and he was fantastic. Very informative and lots of great stories behind all that goes on at Mardi Gras. From how each type of float decor is made, to all the additional projects the company works...More

Thank Casey B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 15 year old daughter and I had a rainy day in New Orleans so reluctantly decided to go to Mardi Gras world. It turned out to be a highlight of the trip!! Seeing so many floats and bits and pieces of floats gave me...More

Thank UnionLisa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour yesterday and loved every minute. We learned a lot about the Mardi Gras traditions and history, and how the props and floats are made. And it was so fun to walk among the huge colorful creations! Special shout-out to our tour...More

Thank myfamilystravelagent
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Pam97212
July 16, 2018|
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Response from MIOreos18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure about whether you can walk around without taking the tour. I honestly wouldn't want to because the tour is incredible and after it was over, we could then go back in and walk around to anything we wanted to... More
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Andrea B
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Joseph W | Reviewed this property |
They do have a gift shop but most of the items are mass produced for tourist trade. There are several places in New Orleans however where you can find authentic masks.
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rdeanstahl
February 13, 2018|
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Response from yvonnebutterfly | Reviewed this property |
I would just repeat what everyone else said:) enjoy!
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