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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  • This place was worth a visit! Make sure to watch the introductory video as there is a special surprise at the end. Then we walked through and did a self-guided tour through the warehouse. There are... 
    This place was worth a visit! Make sure to watch the introductory video as there is a special surprise at the end. Then we walked through and did a self-guided tour through the warehouse. There are...  more »
  • We loved walking around the warehouse seeing all the old and new figures and floats. The talent needed to produce these amazing works of art is simply amazing. We have wanted to come here for years... 
    We loved walking around the warehouse seeing all the old and new figures and floats. The talent needed to produce these amazing works of art is simply amazing. We have wanted to come here for years...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Loved it and could have spent hours taking pictures. It starts with their bus picking us up and driving us to the tour, an offered treat of a bite of Kings Cake on arrival, followed by a short movie. You then get to follow a path through their warehouse of floats and props as well as get to look into the working areas. SO Much to see! We were able to spend time talking with one of the artists and she was great. We learned a lot and had a great time. And yes, after we were dine, the bus took us back.

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