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Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles

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…

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Weekend in Lake Charles: Photostory

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…

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Must See Lake Charles Museums

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…

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Experience the Living History of Lake Charles

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…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Lake Charles this Fall

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…

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Lake Charles Historic Tour App

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…

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Fun Filled Family Getaway

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…

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Arts Scene

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…

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