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Address: 1205 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: 8004567952
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Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Very convenient lakefront location with very helpful & knowledgeable staff. Can assist you for the Creole Nature Trail, marsh buggy resides, alligator spotting tours, freshwater... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very convenient lakefront location with very helpful & knowledgeable staff. Can assist you for the Creole Nature Trail, marsh buggy resides, alligator spotting tours, freshwater & saltwater fishing & a boatload of other regional activities. Plan your excursions from the Center...

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GrOves,TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped to get some local info was got more than we expected. People were very nice and helpful and had lots of good info.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The best site to get your bearings in the Lake Area. Need a direction, restaurant, hotel, something to do--this is the place to get answers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great local art and crafts inside. Lots of information packages inside, for festivals, activities, attractions to see while you are there.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this is a very good visitor's center and represents Southwest Louisiana very well. If you're travelling East on I-10 it's definitely worth the effort to stop and check it out. Great maps and brochures and super friendly people behind the counter. A pretty view of the Lake. Nice little gift shop too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lake Charles appears to be a destination only for Texans seeking a casino. We couldn't figure out any other reason why anyone would want to stop here. It's a completely uninteresting city that perhaps has seen better times, but one can't be sure. We were going to stop for lunch, but decided to keep going. Since we were heading east,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

RV's Not welcomed!!! We use to pull up in my RV and park in their RV par, if you call it that. It is now closed. We tried to park in the Golden Nuggets parking lot and was told and have the paper they left on the window, RV's are not welcomed! Was told to go to L'Auberge duclac and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Staff not very friendly, I asked for water and was told there was a water fountain. Asked us to sign book but did not. Ask if we needed anything or any information. They could of been more pleasant. The bathrooms were clean and that is why we have stopped a few times going and returning to Houston and Metairie. Would... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We are on an extended trip to Lake Charles. I called in to the visitor centre just to collect some leaflets. On entering the lady working there immediately came over to ask how I was and if I needed help. She recommended many restaurants and place to visit and so far they have all been excellent.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

One stop for all kinds of information to complete your adventures in Louisiana! Besides the gift shop and coffee, there was a Mardi Gras display. Don'f forget to say hello to the alligators!

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Additional Information about Lake Charles Visitor Center

Address: 1205 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: 8004567952
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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