New Orleans’ Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras World is where the floats come alive for the biggest party of the year in New Orleans. Let's take a look behind the scenes to see how they do it.

Mardi Gras floats can be extravagant pieces of art. It takes a team of skilled artisans hours to create the headpieces. Down in New Orleans is Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World where at anytime of year, you can see these floats up close.

Beyond the floats you will learn about the history. You’ll also get to try on costumes, meet the artists, and try some king cake. While you’re there, buy some beads or other fun Carnival merchandise.

Mardi Gras World is open 7 days a week except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Fat Tuesday (of course). Tours begin every half hour and last about an hour. They even have a free shuttle service!

At Mardi Gras World… every day is Fat Tuesday!

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