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Mardi Gras Museum

809 Kirby St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601 USA

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Opens Tue 1p
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“join in the merriment of Mardi Gras”

To catch a glimpse of these costumes throughout the history of the Lake Charles Mardi Gras, be sure to visit the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, located at 809 Kirby Street. This museum is a real gem with some of the most fantastic costumes ever on display. A highlight is the animated mannequins that tell the story of Mardi Gras or the talking Mardi Gras chickens that are trying to escape being cooked up in a gumbo pot! At the museum, there are various rooms set up that tell the story of baking King Cakes as well as costume making. You can also climb aboard a Mardi Gras float, hear the cheering crowds and pretend that you are actually in a parade!

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  • 7 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 05, 2017
Rated 5.0

Would have loved to see this more but Roadtrippers app has hours wrong. This is only open from 1-5.

2 people found this review helpful

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  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 17, 2015
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth the stop! Take a guided tour and try on some

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 14 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
August 06, 2014
Rated 4.0

For two dollars for any senior and three for adults this is a great stop. Several rooms are filled with stunning outfits. We really enjoyed seeing the workmanship that goes into creating these beautiful masterpieces. The museum is on the second floor in the central school building.

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  • 12 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

Very cute museum about the history of mardi gras in lake Charles. It's located on the second floor of the central school of arts and humanities center. The entrance is in the back where the parking lot is.
There are beautiful costumes everywhere. If you are in the area and are looking for something inexpensive to do, check it out. Also, the actual building is an old school house from 1912.

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Mardi Gras Museum

809 Kirby St
Lake Charles, Louisiana
70601 USA


Closed Now
  • Tue - Sat: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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