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Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

 New Orleans, LA
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Use coupon code MARDIGRAS and receive 10% off. Complimentary shuttle pickup!

Come see where Mardi Gras is made! This is the only a tour that offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at how Mardi Gras is made. The fantastical floats are handcrafted by NOLA artists all year long and are the highlight of the party during parade season. This hour-long tour allows visitors to see take a sneak peek at the newest designs! Learn about what makes New Orleans famous: Mardi Gras!

Activity Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras
  • See the 3-D digital fabricator that carves out the Mardi Gras float props
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from our facility
What's Included
  • Self-guided tour of Mardi Gras World
  • Shuttle transportation from Downtown New Orleans or the French Quarter
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Mardi Gras World is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and, of course, Mardi Gras Day.
  • Tour hours: 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Mardi Gras World will close at 5:30 pm (the last tour begins at 4:30 pm)
  • Throughout Mardi Gras festivities, complimentary shuttle pick up will vary day to day due to parades, but Mardi Gras World will do their best to accommodate all on the routes they are able to access.
Additional information
  • Mardi Gras World is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, with our first tour beginning at 9:30 am and our last tour beginning at 4:30 pm.
  • Mardi Gras tours begin every half hour and last for approximately one hour.
  • Mardi Gras World has self-guided tour brochures available in 6 different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Mandarin).
  • French tours available upon special request.
  • Gift shop on site.
  • Children under 2 are free.
  • Restrooms available.
  • Mardi Gras World is handicap friendly. Courtesy wheelchairs are available onsite for use, first come first serve.
  • Mardi Gras World offers a complimentary shuttle with designated pick-ups downtown and in the French Quarter. Please call 504-361-7821 to request pickup.

1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

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View from John

about 1 month ago
Not what I was expecting. Was hoping to try on costumes, take photos with more statues and see more recent floats. Overall very nice and clean, friendly staff and king cake was delicious.
John V


about 1 month ago
We had a great time
Rakefet S

Mardi gras world

about 2 months ago
Very interesting to see some of the floats and some of the characters to be attached to floats. Saw a few of the artisans at work. We felt the tour was a bit over priced. Unless of course, some of the money goes into building next year's floats.
Donald S

Kid friendly

about 2 months ago
We wanted a kid friendly trip to Nola. This was a great way to see the floats. Lots of photo opportunities and sample king cake. We finished in about 1-1.5 hour. Kids enjoyed more than they expected (teens) building leaks in rain so puddles but at least it gave us an indoor activity for our rainy morning
Ann P