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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  • 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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  • If you've ever been interested in Mardi Gras this place is awesome. You get to check out old props and floats in the massive warehouse. Take the tour and you get to see props being made from scratch, refinished, and more. See floats in various stages of being built, grab a bit of King cake, and let the good times roll. They also do fun party planning. When I went we got the tour, plus a mask painting class, plus catered dinner in the fabulous warehouse next door that has a plantation set built inside. They also have a ballroom that seats 5,000 for your big events.
  • Great to see all the floats and learn about how there made. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. It's like you stepped into another world. So much to do and see. Oh and the drinks need I say more. My whole New Orleans experience was definitely worth a trip back.
  • This was our second visit. The first was on Algiers about 10 years ago, and then yesterday at the Convention Center area. What a great, educational and fun tour. So many floats! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, as was the shuttle driver. Well worth a visit.
  • Excellent experience. So cool to see how the floats are built. This is an actual working float building business so you get to see people currently working on the float. Tour guide was a bit monotone but had lots of good information. Bring a fan and a water if you go in the summer, no AC in the warehouse.
  • What a great, unexpected experience! Very cool to see the floats and characters. Saw how some of them are made. Only enjoyed a walk through on my way to another event but plan on doing research to take a tour and learn more about it!

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