Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Inside the Mardi Gras Museum, there are more Mardi Gras costumes that can be found in one place than anywhere in the world! The museum was recently updated with video footage, animated characters (such as Mardi Gras talking chickens)! Learn about the history of Mardi Gras, walk through the halls with towering and glittering costumes, view how to make a King Cake, as well as the intricacies of costume making. There is even a float that patrons can climb aboard.
Located in downtown Lake Charles, from Interstate 10, travel south on Ryan St. to Kirby St., and then, take a left. The museum is located on the left hand side of Kirby in the Central School Arts & Humanities Center., 809 Kirby St.