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Mardi Gras World

Highlights / General details

There are plenty of tours in New Orleans, but only the Mardi Gras World tour offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at how Mardi Gras is made. Our knowledgeable guides take the mask off Mardi Gras with an all-access tour, winding through the massive studio where these magnificent floats are built from the ground up. The hour long tour is fun for all ages and with our convenient shuttle service, transportation to our facility is easy from top tourist destinations. Unlike many attractions in the city, we are open 7 days a week and are completely indoors- perfect for that rainy day. Come learn about what makes New Orleans famous: Mardi Gras!


Convenient roundtrip shuttle service to top tourist destinations in New Orleans.

English-speaking guide.

Exclusive behind the scenes look at the history of Mardi Gras and how it is created and celebrated in New Orleans.

Witness our talented artists design, sculpt, and decorate the massive and elaborate floats used each year for Mardi Gras and for different festivals around the world.

Take the opportunity to dress like a Mardi Gras float rider.

Taste a slice of the famous King cake!

Enjoy picturesque views of the Mississippi by the riverside.

Browse the gift shop (on your own).


Items of a personal nature, Meals and beverages.

Hours of operation

Open 7 days a week with tours every half hour, the first tour starting at 9:30 am, the last tour departing at 4:30 pm.

Our last tour is at 1:00 pm the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday proceeding Mardi gras day.

Closed dates: Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Mardi Gras Day.


Approximately 1 hour.


We are located at 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, on the south end of the Convention Center; at the foot of Henderson Street, in the Central Business District.

Mardi Gras World Shuttle Route:

1 - Mardi Gras World Shuttle Stop

2 - Marriott On Canal Street

3 - Astor Crowne Plaza

4 - Ritz-Carlton Maison Orleans

5 - Roosevelt New Orleans

6 - Le Pavillon Hotel

7 - Drury Inn & Suites

8 - Whitney Wyndham

9 - Staybridge Suites

10- Loews New Orleans

11- Harrah’s Hotel

12- Hilton New Orleans Riverside

13- Wyndham Riverfront

14- Marriott Convention Centre

15- Hampton Inn & Suites

16- The Hyatt Place

Mardi Gras World FRENCH QUARTER Shuttle Stops:

1 - Cafe Du Monde

2 - Bourbon Orleans Hotel

3 - Dauphine Orleans Hotel

4 - Hotel Le Marais

5 - Hotel Mazarin

6 - Basin Street Station

There are no prearranged pick-ups, and the shuttle runs on a continuous loop.

Participant restrictions

Children under the age of 2 are free of charge.

Children must be 2 years of age to 12 years inclusively.

Additional Information

Standard dress and comfortable walking shoes is recommended for this tour.

If providing own transportation, parking is available in Lot J, in front of our building, for a $10 fee.


Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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