Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is known the world over. Here you can see the making of the floats for the parades even if it is not Mardi Gras. You can still see the splendor of the floats and learn about the history of New Orleans Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is always on Tuesday, 40 days before Easter. …
Included only because it's on city guidebooks... basically a storage place for Mardi Gras floats. It's definitely a bizarre place...like going behind the scenes of a carnival that's closed. Enjoy!
Explore what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. Take an all-access, guided tour through a massive warehouse where artists and architects build unique Mardi Gras floats from the ground up. Enjoy an included shuttle service from Downtown.
A great way to get some history on Mardi Gras as well a look into the behind the scenes process of making the floats.
See all the floats and props being created year round in preparation for Mardi Gras!
“so much fun! music pouring out into the streets from the many clubs and the nighttime art market.”
“This is easily one of the most incredible and thought provoking places to spend your day—especially if it’s a rainy one! You can enjoy the 4D movie Beyond All Boundaries and watch performers dance 1940s style! ”
“One of the best zoos in the country is here. There is also a water park in the zoo opened during the summer. You can watch the behavior of reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians. The zoo is divided according to land areas. There are many benches and rest spots throughout and a children's petting zoo and play area.”
“Open nightly with concerts at 8, 9 and 10pm Mondays through Wednesdays with additional 5 and 6pm performances Thursdays - Sundays, for the best in traditional New Orleans jazz for all ages. Limited online reservations are available at preservationhall.com/tickets and at the box office daily between 12-5pm. Also, available for private concerts, receptions and catered events.”