Come
watch us build
magnificent floats
year-long! Learn history,
try on costumes, meet our
artists, and enjoy some
of our famous
King Cake!
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Come
watch us build
magnificent floats
year-long! Learn history,
try on costumes, meet our
artists, and enjoy some
of our famous
King Cake!
Come
watch us build
magnificent floats
year-long! Learn history,
try on costumes, meet our
artists, and enjoy some
of our famous
King Cake!
Come
watch us build
magnificent floats
year-long! Learn history,
try on costumes, meet our
artists, and enjoy some
of our famous
King Cake!

Hours of Operation

We’re open 7 days a week, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, with our first tour beginning at 9:30am and our last tour beginning at 4:30pm.

Mardi Gras World is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and, of course, Mardi Gras Day.

For directions, visit our Getting Here page >

Call for our FREE Shuttle!

We understand that it can be expensive to travel while sightseeing in New Orleans, so if you don’t have a car or don’t want to pay for parking, let us pick you up: Mardi Gras World offers a complimentary shuttle for people interested in taking our tour.

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Check us out!

We promise you’ve never taken a behind-the-scenes tour like this one. Watch these videos for a sneak peek.

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FAQ

How Big Is Mardi Gras? It’s very big. The most recent season included 54 parades and featured 1,061 floats, 588 marching bands, and more than 135,000 participants. The combined parade routes covered 301 miles and the processions were on the street for 204 hours. In 2000, it was estimated that more than one billion dollars in spending was tied to Mardi Gras. When Is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras is scheduled...
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