Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, New Orleans

4.4
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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  • We were there for a private corporate gathering. It was impressive! The float displays were so much fun. The house behind the warehouse/float area was beautiful and spacious. I would think it would be...  more »
  • Great information about Mardi Gras. You are able to tour behind the scenes and see the people working on the props. There is a short video at the start to give you the history behind Mardi Gras. There...  more »
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  • Mardi Gras World is a great place to tour and host events! For those visiting the city, take some time to tour where Mardi Gras is made. Kern Studios has been part of Mardi Gras since the beginning, and supporting local artists who build the beautiful floats for Mardi Gras is important to preserve the history of Carnival. If you're looking to host an event, Mardi Gras can provide your guests with an incredibly unique experience. We had our wedding reception at Grand Oaks Mansion (part of River City Venues), and could not have imagined a more wonderful place to celebrate with our friends and family.
  • If you are taking a cruise and only have a few hours to see New Orleans, I'd suggest making Mardi Gras World your stop because it's a short taxi cab drive away from the cruise ship ports. I got to see floats while they were in the process of being made for the upcoming year's Mardi Gras parade. Clean restrooms and a gift shop for you to take a souvenir home. If you are driving, park in the parking lot directly across from Mardi Gras World. If you get there first thing in the morning, right as Mardi Gras World opens, you get an early bird special. I think I paid the parking attendant $5 to park my car. If you have kids/teens, this is a neat spot to take lots of pictures with them standing next to huge floats! Heck, if you have a date- take her to Mardi Gras World! This was a fun place to visit! Thanks for reading my review!
  • This place is really amazing. The work that is done by the artists for the parade floats is mind blowing. Nice tour and even nicer is that you can wander after for as long as you like. The shuttle is tricky to find and is a little bit of a wait, but it's free.
  • 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.

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