"Blaine Kern's place" Top 5 Page for this destination Mardi Gras World Tip by grandmaR

Mardi Gras World, New Orleans: 10 reviews and 25 photos

  Baseball player and the Patchwork Girl of Oz
by grandmaR
 
  • Baseball player and the Patchwork Girl of Oz - New Orleans
      Baseball player and the Patchwork Girl of Oz
    by grandmaR
  • Why is a horse on the roof? - New Orleans
      Why is a horse on the roof?
    by grandmaR
  • Follow the yellow brick road (tour path) - New Orleans
      Follow the yellow brick road (tour path)
    by grandmaR
  • Entrance sign - New Orleans
      Entrance sign
    by grandmaR
  • Some of the floats in the outbuildings - New Orleans
      Some of the floats in the outbuildings
    by grandmaR
 

We took the free (to pedestrians) ferry over to Algiers to visit Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. There was also a free bus to Mardi Gras World
=======================================
The price of these tours was

Adults: $15.00
Seniors $11.00
Children 11 and under: $7.25
Student with college or high school ID $11.00
[All tours include free King Cake & Coffee]

I thought the tour was too expensive, and we didn't take it. But according to the website: .. you can dress up in authentic, ornate carnival costumes. Visitors tap into their imaginations, as the ladies don sequined headdresses, gowns, and the gentlemen wear regal coats of armor, imagine yourself as a noble king or queen of the ball!

During the self-guided portion of your tour, you'll enter a maze of amazing props of all sizes. In one area, heaps of props await repair, and you'll see artists, painters, and sculptors creating before your very eyes. A 15-foot torso of the lovely and captivating Cleopatra stands nearby.

Follow the yellow arrows to next "den" (float artists' warehouse). It's a big carpentry and paint shop, where workers build and decorate sensational floats. For each "krewe" (club), artists paint each float with brightly-colored themed scenes. Gold and silver foil on the sides of the floats glisten and flutter in the breeze. The floats appear as colorful and animated as any imaginative Hollywood movie, with strings of lights tracing their outlines to illuminate them at night.


The tour starts with a movie.

Doors open: 9:30 a.m. Last Tour: 4:30 p.m.




The rest of those pictures are under my Algiers page.

Address: 233 Newton Street
Directions: From Downtown / French Quarter
Cross Mississippi River Bridge
Exit General DeGaulle, East
Take left on Shirley to Mardi Gras Blvd.
Follow signs to Mardi Gras World!

Phone: (800) 362-8213
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/4a9c6/c1082/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 5, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

grandmaR

“"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 2 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 6 9

Have you been to New Orleans?

  Share Your Travels