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New Orleans Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes Tour

152 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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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!


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



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Average 4.49 out of 5 stars based on 152 verified reviews from Cool Zurich and TripAdvisor

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Cindy W, Mar 2021 Verified
Very interesting and self guided. So no waiting for anyone. Short video was very informative too. 5 stars.
First time to be up close to a parade float. Awesome tour
Jennifer J, 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.
Rhonda B, Oct 2020 Verified
Wonderful experience! Kings cake was delicious and you can even purchase adult juice boxes in the gift shop.
krystal h, Aug 2020 Verified
A must see while in town.....very cool experience. The tour operator was great! Very informative if you do not know much about mardi grad
Debon, Jul 2020 Verified
Very informative. I learned a lot. I loved being able to freely look around!! Transportation was provided
Robin K, Mar 2020 Verified
We enjoyed our visit. Pick up and return service from a nearby hotel. The tour was fun and informative. Fresh King cake to sample. The floats were amazing and we got to watch the artists doing their work. We asked a lot of questions and the guide was very knowledgeable
Betty A, Mar 2020 Verified
Fascinating tour. How interesting to see the process in action with the largest float builder in NOLA. The artists were busy working on next years exhibits. They also build forms for large businesses and corporations.
Karen F, Mar 2020 Verified
There is so much to see and take pictures of. I learned a lot about the history of Mardi Gras. It was great!
Paul S, Feb 2020 Verified
If you have ever wanted to get uo close to iconic Mardi Gras floats and view them at leisure without a massive parade crowd surrounding you, then this tour is for you. They give you a brief video and a short guided walk around the studio, followed by as much free time as you want to poke about and take pictures. There is a free shuttle from/to city center, but just a heads up that there will be a long wait for it.
Robert D, Feb 2020 Verified
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 Zurich.

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