Free Shuttle
No Reservations Necessary
Buy Tickets Online
or at our Gift Shop

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We offer a
complimentary shuttle
from Canal Street.
For more information or
to request a pickup, call
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watch our artists build
magnificent floats all
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From apparel to
jester hats, you can
find everything you need in
our e-Store to bring
little NOLA into
your home!
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Hours of Operation

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

Mardi Gras World is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and 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 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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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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