Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Attractions in Lake Charles, Louisiana


  • 9-Hole Kids Golf Course
    Gulf Highway Just North of Burton Coliseum
    337-475-8006, This nine-hole golf course is for kids only. Any child 14 years and under are able to play free and 10 and under need the supervision of an adult. more info

  • Putt Putt Miniature Golf
    620 Petro Point Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70607
    337-480-1954, The classic for all ages. Tee it up and putt it in. You can fine tune your swing or just have fun in their StrikeZone batting cages. Drop by the SnackZone for all... more info  map


  • Isle of Capri Casino
    100 Westlake Avenue, Westlake, LA 70669
    337-430-2400, The Isle of Capri is a 24-hour, 48,900 square foot casino with over 1,800 slots and 85 table games, five restaurants, two Caribbean-themed hotels, headlining... more info  map

  • L'Auberge Lake Charles
    777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-395-7777, 80 table games, 1,600 slots, guest rooms and suites, Spa du Lac, Contraband Bayou Golf Club, a heated pool, lazy river, personalized concierge service, marina boat... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Historic Charpentier District
    Located in the Downtown Area
    The Charpentier District is a roughly six square block area just south of the interstate where one can view dozens of homes constructed between 1885 and 1920. At the... more info

  • Louisiana's Western Corridor
    Highway 171, Lake Charles, LAFrom Lake Charles to Shreveport, travelers are treated to such sights as Sam Houston Jones State Park, the Whiskey Chitto, Kisatchie National Forest, the Toledo Bend... more info

  • Margaret Place and Shell Beach Drive
    Ryan Street and Clarence Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Historic homes from the 1920's and 1940's along the shores of Lake Charles.  more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Louisiana Peace Memorial
    North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    The 120-foot-tall structure is a birdhouse said to be the largest in the world and constructed as a memorial to veterans who served in Vietnam. more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Calcasieu Parish Library
    301 West Claude Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    337-721-7116, The Calcasieu Parish Public Library serves all the people who live in the parish with materials, information, and services through a network of branches that are... more info  map

  • SW Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library
    411 Pujo Street, Lake Charles, LA337-437-3490, The Genealogical Library is housed in the historic Carnegie Memorial Library building, and is just one of the 14 branches within the Calcasieu Parish Public Library... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • 1911 City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
    Corner of Ryan and Kirby Streets, Lake Charles, LA337-491-9147, Features rotating visual arts and cultural exhibits. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. more info  map

  • Alexander Art Studio
    809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Here you will find original artwork, printwork, paintings, photography, sculptures and mixed media by Candice Alexander.  more info  map

  • Art Associates Gallery
    809 Kirby Street, Suite 208, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Located In the Central School Arts & Humanities
    337-439-ARTS, Features monthly exhibitions by regional, national, and international artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  more info  map

  • Artisans Gallery
    1001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-491-9147, The Artisan's Gallery is a showcase for local talent to display and sell their works. The gallery offers an array of furniture, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry and... more info  map

  • Black Heritage Gallery
    809 Kirby Street, Suite 207, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-497-0026 or 337-439-ARTS, The Black Heritage Gallery is a project of the Black Heritage Festival and is dedicated to the presentation of African-American culture and history. The gallery displays... more info  map

  • Central School Arts & Humanities Center
    809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Located in the Historic Charpentier District
    337-439-2787, The Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, strives to be a clearinghouse of information for artists, art organizations and the community in the region. They... more info  map

  • Children's Museum
    327 Broad Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-433-9420, The Children's Museum of Lake Charles is a place where kids can learn from participatory exhibits. There is an airplane simulation, mock dentist's office and several... more info  map

  • Gallery by the Lake
    106 West Lawrence Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-436-1008, An art gallery featuring the works of local and regional artists. The gallery offers classes and a gift shop. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.  more info  map

  • Imperial Calcasieu Museum
    204 West Sallier Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Located at the Corner of Ethel and Sallier Streets
    337-439-3797, A museum tour requires 1 and 1/2 hours. It features a 300 year-old oak tree and houses historical records. It contains items of local historical interest. The... more info  map

  • Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
    809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles, LA337-430-0043, Featurse a six-room display of Mardi Gras memorabilia from the Imperial Calcasieu area, the largest costume display in the state. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday... more info  map

  • USS Orleck Naval Museum
    604 North Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-214-7447, Built in 1945, the USS ORLECK DD886 served in Korea and Vietnam, earning many prestigious awards and citations for participation in battle and service to her country,... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Drew Park
    416 South Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-491-1280, The park offers a playground and walking path. more info  map

  • Lake Charles Gator Pond
    Lakeshore Drive Right off I-10
    337-491-1280, The Alligator Pond located just off Interstate 10 offers visitors the opportunity to see first hand the alligators that have always been a part of Louisiana's heritage,... more info

  • Lock Park
    Located at Ryan Street and 7th Street
    The park offers a playground and shaded picnic area. more info

  • Millennium Park
    900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park opened in September 2000. The park was built over a 10-day period. Local businesses donated money and supplies, and 5500 volunteers... more info

  • Prien Lake Park
    3700 Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-491-1280, This park offers a covered pavilion, boat launch, picnic tables, and barbecue pits. more info

  • Veterans Memorial Park
    Lakeshore Drive off the Lake Charles Boardwalk
    800-456-7952, This park offers a memorial brick display of veterans from all sections of the military.  more info

Tours & Cruises

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Louisiana Spirits
    20909 South Frontage Road, Lake Charles, LA 70650
    337-588-5800, Produces authentic Louisiana rum. more info


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