Are you interested in learning about Mardi Gras? If so, you should consider visiting Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World where visitors will have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about the history of this annual Carnival. Visitors of all ages will have a great time seeing the floats that are designed for the event, and you don't even have to attend the festival or brave the crowds.
When you visit Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, you can take a tour of the facility in which guests will learn about the unique history of the festival. Visitors will hear an overview about the history of Mardi Gras and then be taken to visit the float den and see the artists making the floats. The artists and craftsmen have been building and designing the floats for the Mardi Gras season since 1947. Each year, they design and decorate over 500 floats for the event.
When you visit Mardi Gras World, you will have the opportunity to dress in authentic Mardi Gras costumes and watch a short video about the event. The location also hosts concerts each year for guests to enjoy and also operates a café that serves authentic New Orleans cuisine including red beans and rice. The gift shop is an excellent end-of-tour stop for visitors to buy gifts and souvenirs. Mardi Gras World offers year-round tours that last roughly one hour, led by tour guides who are intensely knowledgeable about the history and customs of Mardi Gras.