If you ever wanted to take a peek behind the scenes at Mardi Gras, you can do it here year-round. Mardi Gras World is the largest float building facility in the world and creates more than 80 percent of the floats in New Orleans' parades. Come for one of the daily tours that run from 9:30AM to 5PM and take you through a massive warehouse filled with hundreds of props ranging from giant heads of celebrities to gargantuan animals. You can even walk beside the world’s longest float, the 240-foot S.S. Endymion, and the 140-foot Leviathan, a float designed to look like a sea monster. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch a glimpse of some of the artists at work with paint and paper mache preparing for the Mardi Gras season.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM
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