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Mardi Gras

1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
+1 504-522-7261
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Mardi Gras World Warehouse

This review is of a tour we took to the warehouse where some of the floats are stored and where all... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Carol B
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Daytona Beach, Florida
A striking carnival

If you think Mardi Gras is all about booze and beads... you're kinda right! Just kinda... it's way... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Emerson L
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The city of New Orleans is the place to be for Mardis Gras, the last hurrah of the carnival season before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. While much of the focus of the event is on the rowdy, debaucherous crowd that takes over Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, there is arguably more (family-friendly) fun to be had in other neighborhoods throughout the city, where parade 'krewes' toss beads, cups, doubloons, and stuffed animals from elaborately-decorated floats to spectators that line the streets. Locals in the know stake out prime spots for the best parades up to 12 hours in advance!
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“fat tuesday” (8 reviews)
“bucket list” (9 reviews)
“great event” (3 reviews)
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1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
Garden District
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+1 504-522-7261
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"fat tuesday"
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"bucket list"
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"great event"
in 3 reviews
"canal street"
in 7 reviews
"fantastic costumes"
in 2 reviews
"laissez les bon temps rouler"
in 2 reviews
"stuffed animals"
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"tens of thousands"
in 2 reviews
"lundi gras"
in 2 reviews
"parade route"
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"street party"
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"start early"
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"party atmosphere"
in 3 reviews
"garden district"
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"avoid bourbon street"
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"french quarter"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This review is of a tour we took to the warehouse where some of the floats are stored and where all of the artifacts for the floats are made. Very interesting and informative. Loved the 3D printer that they can program to create tons of...More

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

If you think Mardi Gras is all about booze and beads... you're kinda right! Just kinda... it's way more. During the day you can visualize multiple unique float parades and experience a multicultural scene of all ages - mostly above 25 yrs old. The cajun...More

1  Thank Emerson L
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

There are so many adjectives that one can employ to describe Mardi Gras, yet unless you have "been there and done that" you cannot get a true understanding of its magnitude. It is, unarguably, one of the most unique celebrations that one can experience in...More

1  Thank ProfessorOnzaga
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We went to this year’s final few days of Mardi Gras. We were not too sure what to expect so maybe I can provide a few useful insights Book early a hotel walking distance to the action of Bourbon street. Anywhere within a 10-20min walk...More

Thank M W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

my sister and i do not drink but that did not stop us going to mardi gras it was a fantastic time the bead throwing was alot of fun the catching of beads. the music street music was fantastic. the balcony partiies. the costumes were...More

1  Thank ameliamarie2016
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Plenty to see and do colourful floats with historic themes, lots of beads and trinkets given out along the parade which went on from early mornings to late into the night, People very friendly and plenty to do, Floats went all over New Orleans so...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Mardi Gras is treating yourself to an overdose of extravaganza completely unexpected in scale when you compare to anywhere else in US. The streets of New Orleans become party area, the entire city is almost cordoned off while the city lavishes in celebration of festivity....More

Thank Siddharth B
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

What a fantastic way to experience this once in a lifetime, bucket-list extravaganza! Our Celebrity ship was docked about 4 blocks from the French Quarter - so convenient to walk through to the streets and enjoy the crazy, good-natured crowds and awesome parades. It's an...More

1  Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

One for the record books for me... I stayed mesmerized like a small child at Disney World! No not because of the alcohol! In fact it rained a lot that week and I stood in the cold like a small child amazed at the colors,...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

It's a bucket list adventure for a reason! This was my first Mardi Gras in NOLA, and it was just SO MUCH. I'd say it's just about impossible to have a bad time as long as you do a little research and decide what kind...More

Thank HeyaHeya27
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streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions,
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down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful
churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a
brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the
Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give
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Lynda123_chris
11 May 2018|
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Response from Alymer1234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just not as elaborate
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Lorraine C
1 February 2018|
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Response from pisces63 | Reviewed this property |
yes there are parade that night, any where on bourbon and French quarter. enjoy be safe I will be down fat Tuesday. you can look upthe parade for new Orleans and the time. its two Monday night 515pm and 600pm.
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Thip N
22 October 2017|
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Response from zurimelody |
Also, you can book Uber for transportation from the airport. The airport is about 15 miles from French Quarters
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