Anyone who has been to a Mardi Gras parade knows that a lot of work goes into making those incredible floats. But did you know you can go and see how the floats are made for yourself? Mardi Gras World is a wonderful family friendly activity where visitors are given a sneak peak behind the scenes. You can also learn all about the rich history of Carnival as you check out the float den where artists work year-round building floats and props. Tours also include a display of Mardi Gras costumes and a free slice of King Cake–it’s a great way to experience the magic of Mardi Gras year round. Learn more here.