Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is saturated with a rich history and vibrants culture. There is everything from the Children's Museum which offers many interactive exhibits to the Mardi Gras Museum which houses the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes from local Krewes that will dazzle your eyes. History lives on at museums such as the 1911 Historic City Hall in Lake Charles or wonderful collections at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. Let's not forget one of the more unique experience that you can have aboard the USS Orleck Naval Museum.
Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
809 Kirby/In the Central School Arts & Humanities Center
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 430-0043
Largest display of Mardi Gras costumes in the world. See costumes, history of King Cakes, Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana, and climb aboard a float! $3 adults, $2 children/seniors. Group rates available.