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Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles

11/8/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  History
History buffs visiting Lake Charles will appreciate the efforts of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Three years ago, this group initiated the Lost Landmarks project. The program strives to preserve the history of significant buildings, once a vital part of the Lake Charles community, that no longer exist. The Society has thus far
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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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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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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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Experience the Living History of Lake Charles

5/27/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  History
There are plenty of things about Lake Charles that you may have heard, but have you ever thought about how the historic elements of the city can still be seen today? Where did the name “Lake Charles” come from? A little known fact, even to locals is that our city gets its name from a tragically romantic story involving love, jealousy and pirates.
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5 Ways to Enjoy Lake Charles this Fall

10/6/2015 by Elizabeth Eustis
Summer is not the only season for vacations! In fact, the kids back in school usually means more work for us adults too! Don't you think it's about time for a weekend getaway? Time to explore a new city, experience an outdoor adventure, and taste new flavors?! In our latest video, we give you 5 getaway activities perfect for the crisp air of Fall.
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Lake Charles Historic Tour App

12/12/2014 by Megan Hartman
Growing up, my father’s photography studio was located in downtown Lake Charles in a historic building from the early 1900s. I spent many summers there helping in the office, answering phone calls and assisting in photo shoots. My brother and I would even play hide and seek when we were kids. Those old homes have lots of hiding spaces! The
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Fun Filled Family Getaway

11/25/2014 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Do you and your family have a free long weekend and you’re wondering what to do? Consider a mini-vacation to southwest Louisiana for the perfect family getaway! Whether you and the kids love history, science, art, or the great outdoors, the lake area has something for everyone. If there’s one thing southwest Louisiana has plenty of, it’s water.
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Arts Scene

9/18/2014 by Megan Hartman
Southwest Louisiana has a thriving arts scene, when it comes to culinary arts, traditional art, live theatre, and music. I love sipping coffee from Rex Alexander’s pottery at Stellar Beans . Crave Gourmet Baskets and Gifts has a charming collection of Louisiana folk artist’s Clementine Hunter plates and serving dishes portraying life on Melrose
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