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Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum
New Orleans Top 8 in Must-Visit Museums

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5 Reviews
Address: 813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70112-3121
Phone: 504-523-5433

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The first time I went to school in Lafayette, Louisiana, just in time for the carnival. The atmosphere was very strong and I received a lot of small gifts. There was a parade of floats and various performances by local middle school students. It was a very interesting experience. ...

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  • NegrilAnnie
    NegrilAnnie
    Louisiana, United States
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    The life of Germaine Wells

    I have been here more times than I can count but certainly every time I eat at Arnaud’s since the museum is upstairs. I met Germaine when I was in my teens working in the Quarter and regularly ate l...

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  • Delphine384
    Delphine384
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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    Really something!

    We were invited up here to take a look around and we were astounded. First of all, Germaine Wells was quite a woman! The collection of Mardi Gras dresses and hats was just amazing. Photos don't do t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1538476481000+0800)/
  • NewYorkTom77
    NewYorkTom77
    New York City, New York, USA
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    Haunted in the Best Way Possible

    Although labeled a museum, this would be more properly called a gallery or, from a certain perspective: a shrine--and I mean that without the slightest degree of sarcasm. You access the Germaine Wells...

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  • Cynthia S
    Cynthia S
    New Orleans
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    Dream of a queen

    Germaine wells has the distinction of being Mardi gras queen more than anyone else. She also started a parade for easter. I think its fun to see the costumes she wore, and its kind of weird and creepy...

    Reviewed on /Date(1503994948000+0800)/
  • Stephen D
    Stephen D
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    Blast from the Past!!

    If you've missed the Mardi Gras parades, fear not: a visit to this wonderful, but small, museum will put you right back such that you'll think you had been there. Many of the original costumes are on...

    Reviewed on /Date(1497187804000+0800)/

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