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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 Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southwest Louisiana will hold its 27th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show February 24-25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Read More →
If you love rock ā€˜nā€™ roll, you will not want to miss Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert on Saturday, February 24 in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles at 8:00 PM. Read More →
If you enjoy a good brew, make your way to the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank Building for the 4th Annual Louisiana Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. This Read More →
Country singer, songwriter Randy Houser will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 PM. Houser has been nominated for multiple ACM and CMA awards. His Read More →
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