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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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We will have a weekend full of 100's nice show vehicles, antique and classics vehicles inside Coliseum. Saturday is a full day show with all pre-85, Corvette, Camaro, Mustang, Charger, Read More →
Anyone who likes to eat, dance, and have fun will enjoy this festival. Calca-Chew Food Festival is an alcohol free festival centered around our French Heritage. Everything about the festival Read More →
Country music artist John Michael Montgomery will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, September 30 at 8:30 PM. Montgomery began his career singing with Read More →
Shuttle lines start at 6:00pm, shuttles depart at 6:30pm Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Read More →