Mardi Gras Attractions
While on your visit to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, be sure to visit the other carnival-related attractions that the city has to offer. Not only can you experience the extravagant parades firsthand, but you can also visit certain restaurants and museums that are built upon the history of Mardi Gras.
There are plenty of tours in New Orleans, but only one offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras, and that’s the Mardi Gras World tour. Mardi Gras World gives you an authentic Mardi Gras experience all year round, whether you visit while sightseeing in New Orleans, enjoying a New Orleans family vacation or taking a break from your business trip for a group visit.
Louisiana State Museum: Carnival
Discover Mardi Gras through five major themes - History, Masking, Parades, Balls and the Courir du Mardi Gras -at the Louisiana State Museum.
To find out more about the Carnival exhibit, "Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana," visit the museum at 751 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.
The Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum
Free and open to the public, this museum features a collection of Mardi Gras Carnival court gowns, costumes and other memorabilia made in France.
Come and visit the the Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum during restaurant hours, open seven days a week. 813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70112.
Decorated in lavish gold and green, the Rex Room at Antoine's is named for the Krewe of Rex. The Mardi Gras Organization was founded shortly after the restaurant opened and is adorned with photographs of Rex royalty and other heirlooms.
With all of the charm of old New Orleans, this room is perfect for private functions. Set up reception style, the ornate dining room can host up to 50 guests.