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Lake Charles Visitor Center

1205 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Lake Charles
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Victoria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stopped here to get info about the Historical Districts of Lake Charles. Easy to get from I-10. Helpful people with plenty of good brochure/maps. It covers all of the surrounding area,too.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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164 reviews 164 reviews
28 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Beside the usual (and very good) brochures, they have an app for iPhone to guide you along the Creole trail. Well done, still to be improved. Loading is very slow (server problem?), and there is apparently not yet a Android version. But it is available in 4 languages, which is a great plus.

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Dayton, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Super friendly staff, great display of Mardi Gras floats from kids from area schools, really nice displays of local art and free coffee and a free telescope to look across the water. Really nice!

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Katy, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This Visitor Center is very nice. The staff we spoke with was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Based on her recommendations, we had a very nice time exploring Lake Charles and eating at some of the local mom and pop shops. The center itself is very nice and clean.

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Buffalo, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very Nice Visitors Center. Many brochures, Nice Gift shop, with really good prices. You even get a free calendar. There are also some fenced in gators too your left, many photo ops here. If your in the area come here first.

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A great place to start off your vacation in the Lake Charles area as the staff are extremely knowledgeable about the area.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Wonderful staff, the building was spotless except for a few cigarette butts around door, but that's due to tourist! Beautifully landscape & scenic location with access to walking on the beach.

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Sydney
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208 reviews 208 reviews
71 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I think this is now in a new building about .3 of a mile closer than where my brand new sat nav says it is. ooops. The building is good and the advice was great, restrooms were clean.

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

You must visit this place when you are in lake charles. it is a very good experience, you do not win much but still have a great time

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Fort Worth, TX
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I needed a general map and also a detailed map of Lake Charles. They had both and highlighted our route.

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