Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, New Orleans

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Visited for the first time and was amazed by the production that goes into these floats and was thrilled to see artists at work. Endless sculptures. So beautiful and nice touch to give visitors king.....  more »
  • On my trip to New Orleans I hadn't planned on going here but found some extra time and decided to explore this attraction. After buying the ticket they gave you a pice of King cake which was...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Interesting to watch artists work and to see how it is all done. I don't think my husband wanted to go, but after getting there we enjoyed it! The information given, questions answered were informative. A good little stop, tour, away from the streets of NOLA, as it is in the warehouse district. We took a bus, but got off too far away, so be sure you know the best stop to get closest; seeing how you are continuing to walk around inside. They provided a small lecture with a little surprise at it the day we were there!
  • It was an awesome to. Everybody so nice entire building so clean. A lot of facts given that I had no idea about. Would recommended to everyone

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