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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

Offering visitors a peek behind the curtains at how the floats are made, visitors are encouraged to visit the Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World in New Orleans for a unique look at Mardi Gras. The warehouse was opened in 1947 as Blaine Kern Studios – specifically for creating props and Mardi Gras floats.

Today, the studio has become a premier NOLA attraction, offering visitors a chance to view the floats in progress via guided tour. Moreover, the on-site Mardi Gras World Cafe offers tasty snacks and meals with incredible views of the Mississippi River.

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-361-7821

3 Hotels Near Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

Best Western Plus French Quarter Landmark Hotel

920 N Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116-3011
Phone: (504) 524-3333

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High Speed Internet Access Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee, served 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in dining room Exercise facility, open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Outdoor pool, seasonal The Jazz Alley Lounge, on premises, cocktails limited hours

Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn

3636 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115-4690
Phone: (504) 899-8888

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High Speed Internet Access Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee Exercise gym Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms.  Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit.  Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion.  Pet rate is $20 per day with a $50 per week maximum.

Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel

114 Magazine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-2421
Phone: (504) 648-0444

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High Speed Internet Access Complimentary breakfast Off-site fitness center, nominal fee Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms.  Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit.  Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion.  Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in.  If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.
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