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Mobile, Alabama: Mobile Carnival Museum

An eye-opener for those who think crazy festivals only take place in New Orleans. 14 galleries of gaudy crowns and outfits, creepy costumes, strange dioramas in "the birthplace of Mardi Gras."

355 Government St., Mobile, AL
Downtown, on the south side of Hwy 42/Government St., seven blocks east of the bridge across the Mobile River. Between S. Claiborne and S. Franklin Sts.
M, W, F, Sa 9-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $8.
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Mobile Carnival Museum.

Mobile Carnival Museum

Mardi Gras is so much more than dressing up. A phone audio tour on your own smartphone tells about the different exhibits. $8 admission.

[Clark W, 01/02/2022]

Carnival museum.

Mobile Carnival Museum

This is a wonderful, colorful museum if you enjoy Mardi Gras. See the film. Enjoy guided tour. $5 entry. Craig is an informative guide! Can take pics on a float or throughout. Great gift shop.

[Mary Keown, 03/31/2016]

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