Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, New Orleans

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Set alongside the Mississippi River, Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World creates floats for the world-famous festival and its accompanying parades. Blaine Kern Studios (the company that sponsors the tours) serves as a major supplier for many Mardi Gras festivities and builds the set pieces from scratch. You can tour the warehouse to discover the methods, techniques, and processes used in their production, plus you'll get a glimpse industry's history. Bring a camera--the tour allows up-close photos of the floats as well as an opportunity to take pictures in a classic Mardi Gras costume. A shuttle pick-up from downtown New Orleans is included in the price of the ticket. Arrange your visit to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and discover more family-friendly attractions in New Orleans using our New Orleans holiday maker app .
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  • This was my favorite thing to do in New Orleans. You learn how their made, you see it all up close. Tour the warehouse and even try on costumes. Our guide was great and made it interesting. Even had t...  more »
  • Even for a local, this is a place you need to see. For tourist, it is a must see. Learn a ton about Mardi Gras, and see floats being built.  more »
  • Everyone told us to visit Mardi Gras World. So glad we did! It was one week before Mardi Gras which made it even more special. The tour so fun! The movie about the start of Mardi Gras was a good overv...  more »
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  • This was such a cool place to visit when we were in New Orleans. My kids especially loved the tour which included detailed information provided about the various floats and characters. There is a 15 minute film in the beginning of the tour. It’s educational but I would have been cool without having to watch it. I would definitely recommend a visit here. It costs to get in and it costs to park on the lot if you drive there.
  • We learned more from the 15 minute video then on the walking tour. The tour was not good. It was fun to see the floats and pieces placed on the floats but definitely not $20 a person worth of fun. You can see their best pieces on entering the gift shop and throughout the gift shop without paying. Don't waste your money.
  • This place was pretty neat for a school band tour. We got to see Mini Mardi Gras floats and decorations without the craziness. Each kid (and parent) got to make a Mardi Gras mask with paints and glitter. Cool senior band trip stop.
  • Visited on Christmas Eve(2017). Satisfied my visit. They explains and display all the history of Mardi Gras parades and props they make. At the end of tour they give out King Cake with baby doll inside (one doll per cake), and I happened to have one in mine. You get the ticket for the tour at gift shop desk.
  • glad I did. The tour was very informative and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the whole subject of Mardi Gras. We were also able to go into the building next door, which was very cool, would love to be invited to a party there. The price was right and they even pick up and drop off, our driver was hilarious. I can't say enough..but definitely check it out.

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