Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, New Orleans

4.4
Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • Luckily I visited here 2 weeks before the Mardi Gras and could see some artists doing final touches to the marvelous work they have done for the parade. I wish I could take a tour but I got here less....  more »
  • Firstly, it's not easy to get here without a car (unless you use the hop on/hop off bus tour stop). The warehouse is MASSIVE with every kind of float, prop, and photo op imaginable. We visited in...  more »
  • Only takes about 90 minutes but fun and informative. You get a short film and a bit of King Cake along with the tour that explains the beginnings and present parades during Mardi Gras.  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Interesting to watch artists work and to see how it is all done. I don't think my husband wanted to go, but after getting there we enjoyed it! The information given, questions answered were informative. A good little stop, tour, away from the streets of NOLA, as it is in the warehouse district. We took a bus, but got off too far away, so be sure you know the best stop to get closest; seeing how you are continuing to walk around inside. They provided a small lecture with a little surprise at it the day we were there!
  • It was an awesome to. Everybody so nice entire building so clean. A lot of facts given that I had no idea about. Would recommended to everyone
  • Highly recommend! We booked a private tour for our group and it was the best! Our tour guide was hilarious and entertaining. Definitely a fun stop in NOLA.
  • It was so fun to see all the floats and learn about how they were made. Great tour guide. We even got a piece of King Cake - and I found the baby!
  • Wonderful! Our guide was so friendly and funny and extremely knowledgeable about Mardi Gras, which I’m sure you need to be but I felt the need to mention. I really enjoyed how we were able to walk around freely after the tour and take as many pics as we wanted. They also let us try king cake! Gift shop had tons of fun things as well.

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