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Has anyone ever told you that there are great storytellers in the South?
Well, we like to think that there are especially colorful storytellers in Southwest Louisiana. There is so much to share from the legends of pirate Jean Lafitte and his buried treasure along the sandy shores of the lake to the timeless celebration of Mardi Gras. The rich history does not stop there. Let's not forget about the Michigan men coming this way for the lumber boom and the Lake Charles' style architecture due to carpenters building many of the historic homes with gingerbread filigree, landing Lake Charles on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hunting & Fishing / Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
Our expert guides know the bend in every creek and the best places to fish, hunt or spot an alligator. Birding is also hot, and with five wildlife refuges found right along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, we have step on guides who can explain the wonder of the surroundings found in Louisiana's Outback.

Historic Charpentier District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, there is never a dull moment in the history of the Charpentier Historic District in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Our guides tell you the stories behind the lumber barons' mansions built during the lumber boom when Lake Charles was a sawmill town over 100 years ago. The homes are so ornate that some people comment that they look like gingerbread houses decorated with delicate icing.

For more information on tour guides or to set one up, contact Tara Johnson, group services manager, at tjohnson@visitlakecharles.org or call 800-456-7952.

Restaurants & Dining
You will not want to miss out on our delicious seafood and fine dining seasoned to perfection. Look below for a list of area restaurants!
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