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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 Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →
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