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Shell Beach Drive which skirts Lake Charles on the south shore was once the continuation of the Old Spanish Trail. For decades before the opening of the 1950 Calcasieu River (I-10) Bridge on the north edge of the lake, transcontinental drivers were treated to some of the most sumptuous architecture and gardens on this very drive. Many properties have boathouses that reflect the styles of the houses.

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From the wonderful world of the carnival season, the Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau will bring Mardi Gras to life with our Shoebox Float Read More →
After sleeping off the turkey dinners, bring your family & friends downtown for a great night of live music and libations! The Music Museum of SWLA celebrates Lake Area music on Read More →
It’s the “12 Days of Christmas,” only this time, it’s not just a song! Thanks to several community organizations in Sulphur, we are proud to announce that Christmas will last almost two full Read More →
Come out to Louisiana's largest corn maze! Our 2017 season will be open September 30th- November 26th! November Hours: Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 PM to Read More →
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