Beginner's Guide to New Orleans
The Crescent City's best bars, restaurants, and offbeat attractions for first-time visitors. Don't forget to "laissez les bons temps rouler!"

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Where it's always Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras World, located in the Port area of New Orleans near the convention center, is a fun stop any time of year. Your tour starts with a brief history of Mardi Gras, a chance to try on some of the elaborate costumes and a taste of New Orleans' famous king cake.Your are then taken behind the scenes to witness a team of artists constructing floats for the next Mardi Gras season as well as a look at the warehouse that houses past years floats.

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by Brianna Simmons
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