Special Alert
Special Alert

Iowa

Iowa (pronounced eye'-oh-way) beckons travelers from nearby Interstate 10 to stop off and relax awhile. Located just off I-10 and only fifteen minutes from Lake Charles, Iowa, Louisiana is one of the smaller municipalities that make up Calcasieu Parish and also one of the busiest.

Iowa is a town on the grow with some of the highest rated public schools in the parish, a professional police department and volunteer fire department. It has all the conveniences of a big city with the cozy flavor of a small town. While visiting Iowa, Louisiana, take the opportunity to sample some of their famous Acadian Creole cuisine.

Iowa Factory
Factory Stores of America in Iowa, Louisiana
Credit: Photo by Jim Dunn

You might like to take some time to enjoy the City Park located behind City Hall at 115 North Thomson Avenue. If you’re in the mood for shopping, you’ll definitely want to visit the indoor, climate controlled outlet mall; then cruise downtown and see what unique items the Iowa, Louisiana merchants have to offer.

If your visit falls during the third weekend in March, you can enjoy the celebration of the Iowa Rabbit Festival, complete with live Cajun music, delicious authentic foods, carnival rides and much more. Remember, though, if you stop long enough to enjoy the quiet beauty of Iowa, Louisiana, you may soon find yourself living there… and that would be just fine with them!

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Events

Events

Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Called “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex with rodeo performances, livestock shows, a Queen’s Pageant, a stick-horse Read More →
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Join us as we celebrate our fans during our all-new Fan Powered World Tour! Interact with Globetrotters stars more than ever before, both on and off the court. New this year, you can Read More →
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Legendary rock band STYX will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles in the Grand Event Center on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 PM. With sixteen Top 40 hits to their credit, STYX is best known Read More →
The parade will consist of Mardi Gras Krewes, merchants, individuals, groups and organizations, and the route will be from Cypress Street through the S-Curve to South Huntington Read More →
Line up along the seawall at the lakefront promenade behind the Civic Center and be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. style="height: 600px; width: 100%; Read More →
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Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →
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Pots and pots of traditional Louisiana cuisine ready to be sampled, all for a $10 admission fee. Sponsored by Kroger. Read More →