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“Second best thing to Mardi Gras”

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
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Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour in New Orleans
Ranked #19 of 358 things to do in New Orleans
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Second best thing to Mardi Gras”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

very torist-y, but fun anyway. If you can't go to mardi Gras, go here. You can try on costumes, see the floats, and learn about the history all at once!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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“If you love Mardi Gras you'll love this!!”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

This was vey interesting, it gives you the opprotunity to learn the history of the Mardi Gras parade. You'll get to see all the neat floats and learn about how there made. Must do if your in the area.

Visited February 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Take the trip...”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

It may seem like a difficult trip, but you get a ride on the ferry and the tour. It's bigger than life inside. Great behind the scenes look at the floats and other things Mardi Gras. (the visit was about 3 years ago)

Visited April 2011
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Lucedale, MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“See how the floats are made”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

They just don't appear during Carnival, the work on the floats actually starts the day after Mardi Gras. We had a wonderful tour that explained the details of how the floats are made. We got to see artist working on the 2013 Carnival season.

Visited February 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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“If you can't join Mardi Gras, then this is a must.”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

This was a great tour if you like the idea of checking out what happens behind the scenes of Mardi Gras. Most of the Mardi Gras floats are kept here and the artistic staff at Mardi Gras World makes most, if not all, of the props that go on the floats. We were very impressed with the work that was going on while we were there. We were toured through the working area so we could see how the props are made and how they are painted.

The staff at Mardi Gras World was very gracious and our guide was a walking encyclopedia of everything Mardi Gras related.

We're very happy we included this tour on our agenda.

Visited February 2012
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