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Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA
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Nice houses. Mistake on the address

We have looking for the address indicated and it's absolutely not correct. The houses are located in the center on several streets. Once find you can see very nice houses.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Metz, France
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Metz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have looking for the address indicated and it's absolutely not correct. The houses are located in the center on several streets. Once find you can see very nice houses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This area is so pretty. The houses are not so grandiose as to be unattainable for plain old everyday people. The architecture is very eclectic. The yards were very nice and could be taken care without a full time or even a part time gardener! This neighborhood is very friendly and walkable. We spoke to many people sitting out on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is quite a lovely microcosm of Victorian architecture well presented and tucked away in Lake Charles. Parapets, gingerbread cut outs and other fine representations are here to see.

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very interesting to drive or walk around the homes, many from 1880-1920 with a surprising range of architectural styles. Definitely get the information about the houses from the visitor center on lakeshore.

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Louisiana
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful, Victorian architecture. The style is unique to this area and covers a large part of the downtown and lakefront areas. Well worth the tour, especially during the holidays. Take a carriage ride to see it at a leisurely pace.

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Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This article says it so much better than I can..... (from the Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Getaway Guide Brochure) "The romantic history of Lake Charles, involving tales of pirates and buried treasure, began with the arrival of the 1st French settlers in the 1760's. The lumber boom, fueled by vast woodlands in the area, was responsible for the rapid growth... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Some amazing old homes. Beutiful reminders of a time when when pride, elegance and functionality were put into our homes. Be aware of your surroundings. Not the safest neighborhood in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Take the time to stroll through these beautiful neighborhoods and appreciate the lovely architecture and wonderful trees. It is so nice that the old homes are being restored, history preserved!

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Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Although this part of town has grown a lot in the past few years, first time visitors here should be aware of this area. Yes, it is beautiful at night with all the lights and brick corners, but you must be careful as this area is known for crime.

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Central Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Before eating breakfast, we strolled through this area, I am quite surprised at how well the downtown Lake Charles area renovation is coming along.

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Address: Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles

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