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Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum.

Things people know about Louisiana:
1) New Orleans
2) LSU
3) Saints
4) Mardi Gras

That's usually about it. New Orleans, football and Mardi Gras. Even though most people think about Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the holiday (usually associated with boobs and booze, which is kind of inaccurate. Mostly.) is celebrated in several parts of Louisiana. New Orleans gets the biggest turnouts for their parades, which is both good and bad depending on how you look at it, but Shreveport/Bossier puts on their fair share of parades every year as well. And while I've never been to New Orleans for the holiday, I can say, the parades in Shreveport are usually a blast. Plus, it was nice to get out of school for Mardi Gras break. One of the perks of being a Louisiana resident, I suppose.

One of the biggest and most well-known krewes in north Louisiana is the Krewe of Gemini. The krewe has a museum in Bossier City called the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum, and while it's usually only open by appointment, it's definitely worth making the phone call to visit. The museum is full of costumes, beads, and posters from their decades of Mardi Gras parades. It's amazing to see how intricate each of the outfits are and see the progression of costumes and floats throughout the years. 

I'm such a tourist. Even in my own town. 
Of course, I had to take a picture next to the Louisiana Tech float. Go dawgs!

Have you ever been to Mardi Gras?

2101 East Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111


  1. I have never been to Mardi Gras. I so want to go one year. My parent won a trip to it on year and they had tons of fun. They brought my sister and me tons of bead necklace.

  2. Nothing wrong with being a tourist in your own town! :) LOL, and I didn't even know about the Saints, so I Googled them. I'm just not into sports that much (at all.)

  3. I love being a tourist in Louisiana, my state. ;) I haven't made it up to bossier city yet but when I do I'll be sure to check out this museum

  4. I've never been to Mardi Gras, but I have been to Louisiana several times. I'll definitely have to check this museum on my next trip and hopefully I'll catch a parade or two next year.

  5. Ah I want to go! That looks like so much fun.

  6. It's on my bucket list! I'm not all about the crazy, boozy parts of Mardi Gras, but I would LOVE to see the floats and the costumes!

  7. I've never been. But it looks like such a great time!

  8. I've never been in New Orleans, but I've gone in Shreveport several times. It's super tame comparatively, but the floats are still beautiful, and it's still tons of fun.

  9. It's actually on my bucket list to be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras! :)

    Were you able to go to Wayne White's pupper parade in Shreveport about a month ago? He's my favorite artist.

  10. It's on my bucket list too! I've only done the Shreveport parades, but I would love to go to New Orleans, though I hear it's awful with masses of people. I was actually in the Wayne White puppet parade! He's so talented! I blogged about it here: http://www.endlessblissblog.com/2014/07/from-now-on-ill-only-answer-to-puppet.html

  11. Haha no one knew who the Saints were really.
    They won a super boal a few years ago, but that's about it. I'm still a
    faithful fan though!

  12. I hope you get to make it up to Bossier and be
    a tourist! I love exploring my town, no matter where I'm living, because
    there's always lots going on that I usually don't experience as a local.

  13. It's a blast! And everything is so beautiful!

  14. I hope you do get to check the museum out. It was an interesting visit.

  15. I feel like I'll never run out of beads. I have so many. I hope you get to go one day!


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