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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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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

We did a tour here. They offer free shuttle service. The Tour was interesting and informative. I would recommend.

Thank Spiceyji
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have thought about seeing this several times before but the weather has always been too good and we wanted to mainly do things outside. This past week, the weather was horrible (rainy and cold) and we went there with a couple...More

Thank MoonMail
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting place it is in the warehouse district near the convention center and cruise ship port. interesting presentation of the mardi gras pride experience

Thank Jerome F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are not new to visiting New Orleans, but this was our first trip here. Really cool to see how the floats are designed. Our 10 year old really enjoyed it. And yes, he had three helpings of king cake at the end of the...More

Thank Done_with_shoveling
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is simply fascinating. Mardi Gras World gives a great behind the scenes look into the making of the elaborate floats that adorn the street of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. The informative tour starts with a short 10-15 minute video of the history...More

Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so I was on a tour bus and only did a drive by but I sure wished I had the time to do a tour. We were able to see a little of what was going on in there. Very interesting.

Thank Maricela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far a cool place to go and see the floats and how they are made the tour makes it even better and then you csn watch the ships of the Mississippi River right out the back door

Thank dmp552016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to check this place out while visiting NOLA. It was pretty amazing to see all the work that goes into these floats ALL year long! This warehouse is huge! I think it was about an hour long tour, starting off with a video and...More

Thank TanT80
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the full understanding for Mardi Gras...and who doesn't if you're in New Orleans, this is a great stop on your list. I'd been here once before in it's former location 20yrs ago...and this location is just as good and even easier to...More

Thank wme133
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour of Mardi Gras World! It was fascinating how they create these large floats! You see so many of the models from previous floats and you are allowed to take photos. Learned so much about all the work and planning that goes into...More

Thank PEJ4
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.