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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 you are looking for a first-rate casino getaway, you will hit the jackpot when booking your trip to Southwest Louisiana/Lake Charles. From golf greens and spas to horseracing and island time getaways, you will fall in love with the variety of casino venues. Casino Listings >>

This corner of the state is showered with gifts from natural beauty to nature's bounty, and while it thrives with tradition, culture and mouthwatering cuisine, there is a sense of home mixed in with exciting nightlife. Visit the itineraries below to see what's in store for you! 

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