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Southwest Louisiana is rich in history and imagination. From pirates and buried treasure to rustlers and renegades, from sulfur mining and railroad hubs to Civil War battles, the six cities of Southwest Louisiana each have a unique story to tell. 

Click here to download the Historic Calcasieu Parish Guide!

Step back in time and experience the history of Southwest Louisiana at museums like the DeQuincy Railroad Museum, the USS Orleck Naval Museum, the Mardi Gras Museum or the Imperial Calcasieu Museum.


Take a tour through one of the historic districts CharpentierMargaret Place, or Shell Beach Drive to see classic examples of early 1900s Lake Charles architecture or magnificent plantation style homes.

 

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The Commodores will kick off Labor Day weekend festivities with a performance on Friday, September 2 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. The group came together Read More →
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Award winning ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and singer, Terry Fator, will perform at 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Sunday, September 4 in the Grand Event Read More →
Our rich musical heritage continues to live on with Boozoo's Labor Day Festival. The entire family is invited to come out and celebrate the festival's 32nd year in grand style and enjoy the Read More →