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Lake Charles Visitor Center

1205 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
8004567952
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Lake Charles
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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234 reviews 234 reviews
18 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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