Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Best Attractions & Activities: Unless you are specifically coming to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, there is no place other than Mardi Gras World to give you a first hand experience of the famous Big Easy holiday. Blain Kern's attraction affords you a behind the scenes look at the warehouses where the parade floats are conceived and constructed. Procure a tour guide, and gain valuable insight into the technology and artistry behind floats like the King Kong and Bacchasaurus. Mardi Gras World hosts conventions, birthday parties, concerts and occasionally weddings. If your group is large enough, you can enroll in their Mardi Gras mask making classes.

Family-Friendly Museums: Unless you are specifically coming to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, there is no place other than Mardi Gras World to give you a behind the scenes look at Carnival. Blain Kern's attraction is the real deal - these warehouses are where many parade floats are conceived and constructed. Procure a tour guide, and gain valuable insight into the technology and artistry behind floats like the King Kong and Bacchasaurus. Mardi Gras World hosts conventions, birthday parties, concerts and occasionally weddings. If your group is large enough, you can enroll in their Mardi Gras mask making classes. Mardi Gras World is an easy walk from the cruise terminal for a before or after the boat excursion.

Tours and Excursions: This Mardi Gras workshop extravaganza is an historical museum and one of the world's largest float builders. Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World is located in Algiers, one of the oldest parts of the city. The company houses a museum with a fun, interactive tour, and visitors learn about the magic of Mardi Gras. At the end of the guided section, you can even dress up in costumes and receive a King Cake. One of the best gift shops in town, too!


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1380 Port of New Orleans Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130

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504-361-7821


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Expert Tips by Beth D'Addono

New Orleans Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "A free shuttle is provided with tour ticket purchase, with pick-ups at convenient downtown locations."

Family-Friendly Museums: "Expect to do a lot of walking during a tour of these mammoth float production warehouses."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Mardi Gras IS New Orleans, and unless you're here during Carnival, this is the best way to get a taste.

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Kids will love seeing the floats of some of their favorite characters at Mardi Gras World.

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