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Lake Charles Visitor Center

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Address: 1205 Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5273
Phone Number: +1 800-456-7952
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located off of I-10 towards downtown on beautiful Lake Charles, the Lake...

Located off of I-10 towards downtown on beautiful Lake Charles, the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to serve visitors as a resource center for the region. Among the opportunities that you can learn about here are the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road and the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail. In addition, we have local dining, casino, festival, and outdoor activity guides.

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Great stop

The staff is super, very friendly and have ideas on what to see local and things to do. Great little gift shop .

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2016
Penny F
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

The staff is super, very friendly and have ideas on what to see local and things to do. Great little gift shop .

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deweyville tex, United States
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Stop for direction to South Carolina, staff was very helpful and printed off maps etc. Gave as much information as possible

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1 Thank Daniel K
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This the place to go if you want to find out what's happening in Lake Charles or Southwest Louisiana. They have so much information and you can get everything from brochures to souvenirs. The staff is very friendly and you can always stop in fro a free cup of hot coffee.

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1 Thank Chaunda G
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you Chaunda G.! We really appreciate the review. And believe me, meeting and helping our visitors is a true pleasure. Safe and happy travels. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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750 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This location is right in front of the water and beach area. There was plenty of parking and loads of information, brochures, booklets etc. for the vicinity and LA. So glad we stopped here and getting a map of Lake Charles made it much easier to navigate around IH10 when there was a traffic jam. We thought there was a... More 

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1 Thank LAH28
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you stopped too! Please come back again. Happy Travels! More 

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My co-chairperson and I stopped in just to see what was there and any help they could provide for our regional AACA Car Tour. We were pleasantly surprised at what the staff had to offer. From helping to schedule a hotel and conference room to preparing ditty bags specific to our event, they could not have been more helpful. We... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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403 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Great staff at the visitor center. Lots of brochures available and location is very convenient next to the freeway.

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2 Thank joedvet
Graford, Texas
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63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

When traveling in our motor home we always stop by the local tourism centers to get recommendations and brochures. It was early afternoon when we arrived and while there was plenty of brochures the staff was not as friendly as we typically experience.

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2 Thank mcr0
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

In Southwest Louisiana, hospitality is our top priority. We are very sorry that you had a less than positive experience in our area when you stopped into the visitor center. We hope that the next time you’re traveling through town, you’ll stop in for a cup of coffee and see all the options for attractions to experience while you’re in... More 

Humboldt, South Dakota
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is one of the best visitor’s center just like the reviews stated The staff was professional and very helpful in finding unique things to Louisiana to do and see Lots of brochures and maps. The location is beautiful. They had a local school displays and community displays of dioramas of the Mardi Gras. What creativity! We are glad we... More 

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2 Thank Regina L
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Louisiana and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. We hope we'll see you again! More 

Placitas, New Mexico
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162 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Clean bathrooms, colorful exhibits with even a Mardi Gras costume on display. All the information you need to make Lake Charles a memorable visit.

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2 Thank klperi
lake charles louisiana
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great stop in Lake Charles to find all types of brochures on Louisiana and the area. . Beautiful location on scenic Lake Charles. Alligator topiary and other displays.

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