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Weekend in Lake Charles: Photostory

10/6/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Outdoors, Culinary, History
Photos by Michael Hobson When you visit Southwest Louisiana, you might be wondering where to start. What should I do? Where to eat? Travel writer and foodie, Michael Hobson visited the Lake Charles area and put together an inspiring collection of photos of his trip. Here are his favorite highlights of his 48-hours in Lake Charles. Day One: 1.
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Cajun Phraseology

9/28/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  History
If you’ve ever spent any time around true Cajuns in south Louisiana, you’ve probably noticed a few things that stand out us that seems a little different from most cultures. If you share a meal with us, you might pick up on the fact that we probably like to add a little more cayenne to our food or that we can pretty much find a way to fry up
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Top 9 Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

8/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has so much to offer AND plenty of fun activities/experiences that will cost you NOTHING! Even better, right? 1. Free Concert Series Lake Charles offers several free concert series throughout the year so cut loose and enjoy the music! Live at the Lakefront , Groovin’ at the Groove , Downtown at Sundown , and Catch a
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How to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Lake Charles

7/31/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Rainy day got you down? Don’t worry, there is plenty to do right here in Lake Charles even when the weather is not so nice. A personal rainy day favorite of mine is bowling at Petro Bowl . Which is always fun for the whole family. Been wanting to catch that new blockbuster? Now’s your chance at Cinemark Movie Bistro or Cinemark 348 . A rainy
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Must See Lake Charles Museums

4/17/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  History
My fiancée and I both love history and learning about the local culture, so we made it our mission to see some of the local museums . The first place we experienced was the Brimstone Museum Complex . Which held things like: timelines showing the progression of the town of Sulphur, a statue of “The Mottagator” which was created to honor the memory
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Paqueing: An Egg-cellent Easter Tradition in Cajun Country

4/3/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
When it comes to Easter traditions, most folks think of dressing in their finest pastel colored clothing for Easter Sunday church service followed by gigantic family meals. But let’s not forget about the famous Easter egg. We hard-boil and dye ‘em, not fry ‘em. We hide ‘em for kids to find ‘em. Yep, that just happened, but stay with me here. Here
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All You Need to Know: 2017 Palm Sunday Tour of Homes [LIST]

3/30/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  History, Festivals & Events
The 42nd Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will feature homes throughout historic Lake Charles with gracious homeowners sharing their gardens and home interiors on Palm Sunday, April 9 . If you’ve never been, this is your year to attend! 1. The theme of this year's tour is "Future and Past." The tour will showcase vintage properties as well as new
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#VisitLakeCharles Videos: Year in Review

12/23/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
In case you missed them, we put out a few videos this year. Check ‘em out! Explore the Creole Nature Trail Sensory overload, too much screen time and the ever-present phone in our pockets. These days it’s much too easy to get caught up in the virtual world. The video showcases a day-in-the-life of “unplugging” and visiting the trail from
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Best of Visit Lake Charles: The 2016 Blog Winners

12/22/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
2016 was our best year yet for the blog. The team and I wrote over 100 blogs – 108 to be exact. Here are the most viewed and highest rated blogs of 2016. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for 2017! Pokémon Go: Where to GEAUX in Lake Charles – 7272 views “While searching for Pikachu, remember to look up from your phone screen and enjoy the
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