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Address: 1205 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: 8004567952
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The service people are very nice to answer our questions. They offered brochures for visiting spots. They offered coffee.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ok, so the staff aren't really that knowledgeable, they just point you in the direction of some leaflets if you ask about stuff. They are helpful, like they gave us the wifi password when we were stuck and they called somewhere for us as well, but it's rubbish otherwise. You can find everything online! The building is nice though, nice... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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235 reviews 235 reviews
18 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stopped in for directions and received some great assistance and instruction. Lots of brochures and other information available. Worth a stop in. They even have alligators out back, if you haven't been able to find any.

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Victoria
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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