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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.
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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 via mobile

This is an interesting way to see some of the floats and stuff from Mardi Gras that you can't see if your not in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. It is a stop on the hop-on-hop off bus or there is a parking area (lot...More

Thank mel_rainbowchildcare
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to catch the 4:00 tour at the last minute & were so excited that we did! Ben was our tour guide and was AWESOME! He made the experience something we will always remember! Highly recommend this for all families to enjoy! Just note...More

Thank AllyMorris
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fun place to tour. We learned a lot about parades and the beautifully designed characters and floats.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to see the floats, but not be here for Mardi Gras, then this is the place to visit. You can see all kinds of cool props and floats along with learning the history of Mardi Gras. They also offer free shuttles which...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is where you need to go if you don't make it during Mardi Gras! They make and store the floats for the parades here. You start with a short video of the history of Mardi Gras and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Our tour...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can view many, many floats that are stored here for Madi-Gras. We also had a small concert in one of the ballrooms. There is also a nice walkway out to the river.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Boy were we surprised when we took this Tour at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. You start with a 15 mins video of the history of Mardi Gras to current times. Follow by a piece of "King Cake" Our tour guide was beyond exceptional. She...More

Thank RiLydd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A business conference that my husband and I attended hosted their final night party here and it was amazing! See currently used floats up close and personal is awesome. The event also had excellent entertainment and food. We would have loved a formal tour. The...More

Thank Hillary H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such an awesome place to visit! It's hard to describe the magnitude of this place until you see it! It's a great place to learn something about the history of Mardi Gras and having fun while learning!!! It's appropriate for all ages! Tour...More

Thank HillbillyPride
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As you well know it rains a lot in New Orleans so we had to find us something to get into during the cyclone that came through while we were there! 400,000 square foot it is a must do.... it is insane how huge the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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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!
28 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.
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27 May 2017|
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