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Free & Affordable Workouts in Lake Charles

Getting in shape doesn’t have to break the bank! Whether you’re a local trying to add something new to your fitness routine, or if you’re a visitor wanting to get out and explore the area without depleting your vacation money, here are a few ways to get fit in Lake Charles. Prien Lake Park A great…

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Trip Advisor Says: Best Spots for Gumbo

If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that Louisiana LOVES gumbo. Can you blame us? The flavors may vary: juicy shrimp, sweet crabmeat, spicy andouille sausage or rich duck meat. As long as it starts with a dark roux and is served over fresh rice with a side of potato salad – we’re a happy…

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"Frightseeing" in Lake Charles

Ghosts! Yup, you heard me, ghosts. And some say that we’ve got ‘em here in Southwest Louisiana. Experts in the paranormal say that there is a huge source of supernatural energy in our corner of the state. We like to call it Eerie Calcasieu. The most fascinating and lurid of the ghostly tales is that…

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4 Reasons to Go to Culture Fest

Culture Fest at the Lake Charles Civic Center, showcasing the cultures of the people who live in Southwest Louisiana. This free festival is so great that you won’t even realize you’re actually learning while having fun. Here are 4 reasons why you should attend this year’s Culture Fest. 1. Feel like…

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Eerie Calcasieu: Rougarou Gonna Get You!

When it comes to spooky Southwest Louisiana tales, this has to be most hair-raising story of them all. The legend of the Rougarou! This ‘thing’ is something you do not want to find yourself face to face with down in the marsh. Deep in the Southwest Louisiana Marshes The rougarou (pronounced…

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You know you're from Lake Charles if ...

You know how to spell boudin, pronounce boudin, and how to find the best boudin. You aren’t surprised to find bait, ammunition, and movie rentals all in one store. You still marvel at the nearly 400-year-old Sallier Oak no matter how many times you've seen it. You’re “fixin’ “ to do…

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Chuck Fest: Local Flavors For the Win!

I can’t stress this enough – if you plan on attending any Southwest Louisiana festivals, bring your appetite. Chuck Fest is no exception. In just a week or so, the parking lot on the corner of Ryan and Division streets will transform into an “outdoor food court” of local deliciousness. If you’re…

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Big Screens in Lake Charles

Streaming services are all the buzz these days. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime allow people to watch their favorite TV shows and movies from the comfort of their couch, but the content that they provide is weeks, sometimes months old. The best way to see the latest and greatest in entertainment is…

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