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Imperial Calcasieu Museum

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Address: 204 West Sallier St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: (337) 439-3797
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History museum, depicting history of Lake Charles and area

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small museum

Small but interesting. The tree alone is worth the trip. It is huge and beautiful. Well maintained and a nice sitting area

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
Connie P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Small but interesting. The tree alone is worth the trip. It is huge and beautiful. Well maintained and a nice sitting area

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have never been inside this museum. The hours that I work are not compatible with the hours that they work. However, you MUST go here. It doesn't matter if they are open or not, you can still see tree out back. It is unbelievable. A photographers dream. Take the kids. Take the grandparents. The tree is incredible. Yes, I... More 

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Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum offers lots of info about the history of SW Louisiana. There are displays of items that would have been used by early residents and many early photos. There's also a wonderful collection of Audubon prints and an art gallery that displays local art, as well as traveling exhibits.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I think this is a decent museum, very small, but it offers key insights into the history of Lake Charles. Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish was a "no man's land" between Spanish Texas and French Louisiana. The museum covers the interesting history of the area and how it came to be part of Louisiana. There is also an art exhibit... More 

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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
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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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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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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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