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Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA

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Came here with my sister. Very relaxing and pretty walk. We just walked and wandered around. Pretty, and relaxing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
Melissa C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my sister. Very relaxing and pretty walk. We just walked and wandered around. Pretty, and relaxing.

Thank Melissa C
NW Mountains, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Definitely stop at the visitor center to get the map. We drove around a saw a couple homes, then stopped. Having the map made it so much better to find all the beautiful old homes in the area.

Thank scott10jo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is a very pleasant area to wonder around and has many lovley older houses. There is also a cafe here but we did not get the chance to try it.

Thank Susi L
Vidor, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We had a city tour guide step onto our bus to speak about the old district houses. The guide was knowledgeable about the old town tour.

Thank _lagailbridges
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great place to relax in the horse drawn carriage and admire all the beautiful Christmas decorations.

1 Thank Baileywrights
Mansfield, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We were looking for free family activities and we found this one to be interesting. Some of the homes were absolutely beautiful, but many were undergoing repairs. It's great to see these lovely homes being restored.

Thank Felicia71052
Hesperia, California, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I went with some locals who had never heard of the place and are fourth generation locals. They were not impressed, and neither was I even through I told them about the area and why it was considered Historic. There are some nice homes nearby, and some shabby homes nearby. Its residential area, and the city doesn't really seem to... More 

1 Thank 1mountainwoman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I live in Lake Charles and it is great to have this beautiful historic district in my hometown. The houses represent our past and the unique architecture and craftsmanship of the carpenters that built these masterpieces. Unlike many downtown areas that are treeless, this area is shrouded with majestic trees that have stood there for 100 years are more. I... More 

4 Thank Terry W
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our Family Drove through this district, as I had heard such much about it. You have to see it in person, pictures do not do it justice

2 Thank LovesTheTables
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

If you love looking at period homes and a variety of styles then make time for this area. You can pick up a very nice brochure at the visitor's center which gives you the exact area and lists info on the homes. It was very helpful. It is a leisurely drive up and down and across the streets to cover... More 

1 Thank LAH28

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