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New Orleans Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes Tour

128 Reviews | New Orleans, USA


1 hour (Approx.)
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Overview

Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Mardi Gras with this all-access tour of Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. Perfect for the whole family, this guided tour shows you where the magnificent floats for the famous Mardi Gras parades are made. Witness the hard work and artistic skill that goes into every float, and learn about the history of the festive Mardi Gras tradition from your guide. Try on Mardi Gras costumes, pose with props, and enjoy a slice of famous King Cake after your tour!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Family friendly

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Average 4.51 out of 5 stars based on 128 verified reviews from Cool Cancun and TripAdvisor

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First time to be up close to a parade float. Awesome tour
Jennifer Jimerson, Oct 2020 Verified
1st time to be up close to a parade float. Loved seeing how everything was made. Awesome Tour!
Our Response, Oct 2020
Jennifer, thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We’re glad you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon.
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Robert Dewey, Feb 2020 Verified
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Our Response, Feb 2020
Robert, thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're happy that you had a good time during your tour.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us and we'll always be happy to assist you with any of your future travel plans.

Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Cancun.
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PATRICK L, Sep 2019 Verified

Would definitely recommend. Fascinating to learn how they put everything together and love that they can recycle. Amazing artistry.

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James M, Sep 2019 Verified
The tour was upbeat, informative, and enjoyable. Everyone on the staff was helpful and friendly and made it a wonderful experience.
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James M, Sep 2019 Verified

The tour was upbeat, informative, and enjoyable. Everyone on the staff was helpful and friendly and made it a wonderful experience.

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Sally U, Jul 2019 Verified
This tour was great! Not only did we get to see lots of the Mardi Gras floats up close and in various stages of development but the tour guide also gave us extra insight in to the history and meaning of the Mardi Gras parades. Would recommend this tour for visitors of all ages!
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Terri A, Jul 2019 Verified

I appreciated the shuttle picking me up near Cafe du Monde. After watching a very interesting video of the history of the Mardi Gras parade, we were given a delicious slice of King Cake (rounding out the authentic New Orleans experience). Then our fabulous guide took us through the warehouses where these float masterpieces are housed. This is a working area, so we were able to see the patient, meticulous artisans sketching, carving, spray painting, creating all of these works of art. We could wander among the giant creations, taking many, many pictures. Our guide was hilarious and was incredibly knowledgeable. I’m so glad that I booked this tour!

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Sally U, Jul 2019 Verified

This tour was great! Not only did we get to see lots of the Mardi Gras floats up close and in various stages of development but the tour guide also gave us extra insight in to the history and meaning of the Mardi Gras parades. Would recommend this tour for visitors of all ages!

Jackie, Jul 2018 Verified

Take this tour!! I was hesitant about this tour at first because I did not want to be a cheesy tourist. But you will learn the entire Martis Gras history and get an inside look at the floats -- all while getting the inside stories about what makes Martis Gras so special. There is so much history behind everything that I never appreciated or knew about. You will learn and SEE how props and floats are made. It was such a special experience and I will even go back AGAIN the next time I visit NOLA. You'll have tons of photo opportunities and even get a delicious slice of King Cake. Don't miss this tour!

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DONNA M, Jul 2018 Verified

great transport to and from museum

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