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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  • My BFF and I visited this warehouse museum using our GoCity passes. I was completely surprised about everything we found and learned about Mardi Gras. The history, the Krewes and everything else in... 
    My BFF and I visited this warehouse museum using our GoCity passes. I was completely surprised about everything we found and learned about Mardi Gras. The history, the Krewes and everything else in...  more »
  • Fun and interesting and unique. Bring your camera, there are a lot of photo ops! It doesn't take long so it's easy to fit into your schedule whenever you have a couple of hours. My only complaint.....  more
    Fun and interesting and unique. Bring your camera, there are a lot of photo ops! It doesn't take long so it's easy to fit into your schedule whenever you have a couple of hours. My only complaint.....  more »
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  • Its okay. $17 is a little steep for what it is. Video feels dated. Gift shop is sparse. Warehouse is... a warehouse. Fun to see some of the old decorations. But would be nice if there was some information. Maybe photos of the old floats with the decorations... bring the old stuff to life? Or explain the effort and time it took to make one? Maybe show a display of the manufacturing process. $17 to tour a warehouse with nothing museum like is a tough sell. Ton of potential for the place. Either do more or lower the price.
  • We all had so much fun! The movie covered all the basics and the King cake was delicious. I recommend taking the shuttle if you can. Parking could be interesting. The self guided tour was very enjoyable for all ages.

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