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Imperial Calcasieu Museum

204 West Sallier St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 439-3797
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Ranked #12 of 15 Attractions in Lake Charles
Description: History museum, depicting history of Lake Charles and area
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English first
West Drayton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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