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Adventure Point

Kick off your Creole Nature Trail journey at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point—a free, fun attraction that immerses you in nature and Louisiana’s unique culture. Read More →

Fairs & Festivals

Known as the Festival Capital of Louisiana, we host more than 75 fairs, festivals and special events each year! Read More →

Gaming, Golf, Getaways

If you are looking for a first rate casino getaway, you will hit the jackpot when booking your trip to Southwest Louisiana/Lake Charles. Read More →

Arts, Culture & Cuisine

Southwest Louisiana has a thriving arts community, complete with exhibitions, festivals celebrating the arts, dance, music, concerts, theatre and more. Read More →

Creole Nature Trail

Louisiana's Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is a hands-on opportunity to experience one of America's untamed natural wonders. Read More →

Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu Parish's rich history, diversified economy, and numerous recreational opportunities, make this area a wonderful place to live and visit. Read More →

Welcome to Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana.

Our Cajun personalities make you feel at home while exploring our casinos, golf greens, live music, Cajun cuisine and restaurants, not to mention year round fishing and hunting. Outdoor adventures also include a journey into Louisiana's Outback along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Known as the Festival Capital of Louisiana, boasting over 75 fairs and festivals including Mardi Gras, the Contraband Days Pirate Festival and the Cajun Music & Food Festival. The Charpentier Historic District and area museums give visitors a glimpse into our past. For the perfect family trip, group tour, reunion or convention, it's Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana and its six cities: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, DeQuincy, Vinton and Iowa.

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Get in the Christmas spirit with activities from carriage rides to lighted boat parades to snow! Read More →
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana currently boasts 4 premiere casino gaming properties. Read More →
Exploring the Creole Nature Trail where you can view birds, alligators and wildlife up close. Read More →
A delicious local snack, boudin is the go to food with many varieties from smoked to spicy. Read More →
During the fall hunting season, you'll see hundreds of thousands of waterfowl who winter here - smac Read More →
We have experienced fishing guides to show you the hottest spots to lure in your catch of the day. Read More →
Golfing is a year-round attraction in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Read More →
Take a tour through one of the historic districts Charpentier, Margaret Place, or Shell Beach Drive to see classic examples of early 1900s Lake Charles architecture or magnificent plantation Read More →

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

It’s the “12 Days of Christmas,” only this time, it’s not just a song! Thanks to several community organizations in Sulphur, we are proud to announce that Christmas Read More →

The streets will be filled with joy and festive cheer for the annual Christmas lighted parade sponsored by the DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, followed by Read More →

The colorful, giant balloons and Chritsmas light parade begins at 6 p.m.

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The community of Starks will spring into the Christmas spirit with the annual Starks Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.

The parade starts and ends at VFW Read More →

Santa Claus is coming to town during the annual Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 5-6, 2015. Don't miss out Read More →

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To reserve your tickets, call 337-562-4MSU (4678). Tickets not Read More →

A moving experience for the entire family, this is the 75th Jubilee production of The Messiah and it continues to be a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. One of the longest Read More →

This beautiful story told through the wonder of classical dance and music is a Lake Charles tradition. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is originally choreographed by Read More →

Those formative teenage years set a tone for an entire lifetime. Personal battles, career goals, ideas about love – figuring out how all of that will play out during adulthood is one of Read More →

The Iowa Women's League presents the Christmas in the Park Saturday, Dec. 12 kicking off with a parade at 4 p.m.

The parade will begin at the Iowa VF Mall and travel along Thomson Read More →

The Ward One Economic Development Board and the Moss Bluff Civic Club will sponsor the Moss Bluff Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM in Moss Bluff. The parade will begin at Read More →

Mardi Gras makes its flamboyant entrance with the Twelfth Night Parade Extravaganza inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. There will be a lively, mini-parade featuring members of Read More →

The Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival takes place in Cameron, LA across from the Cameron Parish School Board grounds. The festival will highlight all the local, natural resource Read More →

His name comes from the 19th-century Austrian composer who wrote "Hansel & Gretel." His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last Read More →


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Plan your next golf getaway with a fun-filled escape to Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles and our golf partner  Read More →

Free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée. Sulphur location only. Excludes alcohol. One coupon valid per party per table. Coupon may be used for one time only. Must have coupon to receive Read More →
Buy One Get One Drink Special. Sulphur location only. Excludes alcohol. One coupon valid per party per table. Coupon may be used for one time only. Must have coupon to receive offer. Please Read More →
Only good at Sulphur, LA location. Must be of equal or lesser value. Coupon may be used for one time only. Must have coupon to receive offer. Please present coupon when placing or picking up your Read More →
Lake Charles location only. Excludes alcohol. One coupon valid per party per table. Coupon may be used for one time only. Must have coupon to receive offer. Please present coupon when placing or Read More →
$5 off coupon for every $30 spent at one time One coupon per customer Must be presented before ordering Read More →
Buffet and Drink for $7.00 at Lake Charles location (3533 Ryan Street) Read More →
PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW FOR DEAL. Take a trip to Lake Charles to enjoy the casinos, downtown or just for a getaway. We are running an exclusive 15% off promotion for the remainder of fall and Read More →
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