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Lake Charles Visitor Center

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Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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+1 800-456-7952
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Terrific location

After seeing guide a few miles of swamp it was a welcome site to see the renovated welcome center as a true welcoming to Louisiana. Staff was very helpful, especial recommending... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
rolsto314
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Cartersville, Georgia
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Cartersville, Georgia
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287 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

After seeing guide a few miles of swamp it was a welcome site to see the renovated welcome center as a true welcoming to Louisiana. Staff was very helpful, especial recommending steamboat bills restaurant for lunch. Enjoy sitting a while on the deck with our coffee and taking the million dollar view of Lake Charles. Staff clicked our picture with... More 

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Thank rolsto314
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you for your kind words and raving review. So glad you stopped and enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you in Southwest Louisiana again soon. More 

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332 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I was so surprised with how much info they have on what to do and where to eat in the major cities. Helps trip planning! The staff is so sweet! Super nice, super welcoming.

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Thank Melissa C
Pineville, Louisiana
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Tons of information to be had here. Check out the gift shop for some local items you can't find anywhere else. (Some are pricey!) Observe the alligator in the lobby. There are more like him all around Lake Charles & they are so much fun to find! Just a short walk away is the alligator park on the beach. Free... More 

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Thank MrsHarrell117
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you visited. Glad you stopped by the alligator park too. The alligators that are living there now are fairly new. They'll be full grown before we know it. You'll just have to visit again to check on their progress. More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The Lake Charles Visitor Center offers a good deal of information for traveling in Louisiana, and activities and points of interest in Lake Charles and the surrounding area. It was clean, the bathrooms were especially clean, had water fountains and the people working there were very courteous, friendly and helpful.

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Thank Nina R
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the area and visitor center. Our staff takes pride in serving our visitors. Hope you'll visit again soon. More 

Big Spring, Texas
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for stopping by the visitor center. Big thanks for this great review! Safe travels. More 

Texas
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159 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 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
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

So glad you stopped and had a cup of coffee with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Fayetteville, Georgia
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146 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliments. We are glad you stopped by. Hope to see you again soon. More 

deweyville tex, United States
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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806 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 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 

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