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Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana

The best part about celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is the atmosphere. There is a type of warmth that is genuine along with a simple spirit of joy which is what we Cajuns call the "joie de vivre" or the "joy of living." In Lake Charles, you can experience lavish costumes and the big city pageantry of Mardi Gras along with a family-friendly feel.

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If parades aren’t your thing, let the good times roll at one of our four casino resorts. From golf greens and spas to horseracing and island time getaways, you will fall in love with the variety of casino venues. Each casino has luxurious accommodations, a myriad of dining selections, top name entertainment, and let's not forget - incredible gaming experiences in store for you! 



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Join us for two evenings of spirits at the Museum! Wednesday local historian Adley Cormier will be telling scary ghost stories and tales of Old Lake Charles in our gallery with George Read More →
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