on February 8, 2009
So you missed Mardi Gras? Don’t worry, because you can get an amazing backroom look at some of the festival at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. Take the free ferry at the end of Canal Street across to Algiers. For $17.50, you get a tour and a chance to peruse the artistry of Mardi Gras in this industrial-size workshop and repository of many oversized characters that make Carnival in New Orleans the world-class event that it is. Want to get a picture of yourself dressed up? There’s a room filled with costumes for you to suit up and a gift shop that handily outdoes the tacky souvenir shops you’ll find elsewhere. Mardi Gras World goes on your "A" list.
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