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Lake Charles Visitor Center

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Address: 1205 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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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Friendly helpful staff

The staff was very helpful. He asked what we were interested in seeing while in the area, then he proceeded to give us excellent recommendations. I highly recommend you stop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tlpounds13
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Big Spring, Texas
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Big Spring, Texas
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very helpful. He asked what we were interested in seeing while in the area, then he proceeded to give us excellent recommendations. I highly recommend you stop here if you are wanting to find the treasures in the area. There is a fenced in area beside the visitor center that housed some alligators, and it is right... More 

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Thank tlpounds13
Texas
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139 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop here and enjoy a Community Coffee, nice to sit and enjoy the lake too. Convenient off of I-10. Easy parking.

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Thank DSW_TX
Fayetteville, Georgia
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130 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Penny F
deweyville tex, United States
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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784 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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1 Thank robertsonpamela
Arlington, Texas
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490 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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