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Imperial Calcasieu Museum

Address: 204 West Sallier St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: (337) 439-3797
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Lake Charles
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: History museum, depicting history of Lake Charles and area
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: History museum, depicting history of Lake Charles and area

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Austin, TX
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197 reviews 197 reviews
92 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I think this is a decent museum, very small, but it offers key insights into the history of Lake Charles. Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish was a "no man's land" between Spanish Texas and French Louisiana. The museum covers the interesting history of the area and how it came to be part of Louisiana. There is also an art exhibit... More 

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I'm afraid to say that this isn't one of the best museums I have ever been to, but please don't let that put you off going as your thoughts may differ from mine. The idea is great but there just aren't enough exhibits due to the small size of the building to make this attraction anything more than just average.... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Museum features an art gallery as well as exhibits from years past. Old pharmacy setup, complete with antique apothecary jars and doctors' equipment. On the lawn stands the Sallier Oak, a live oak tree that has stood there for over 100 years, dripping with Spanish moss. Oh, how we wish it could talk!

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Houston, TX
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It's small, but packed. It's worth a visit. The place is packed with a little bit of everything. The guy who was working there was very enthusiastic and friendly. The museum has things from every day life in the late 1800s - 1940s ish time frame - lots of interesting things to look at. It's not too big, and it... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Stuffed with historic artifacts and tidbits, the museum is on the grounds of Charles Sallier's cabin. Huge, romantic oak tree is estimated to be almost 400 years old.

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