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Imperial Calcasieu Museum

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Great arts camp

Went for Arts camp with my kid. instructors were great and he enjoyed the experience, will... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sergio P
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lovely little museum, world class exhibit

My boyfriend and I visited the Imperial Calcasieu Museum on Friday (2/10/17) to see the Alex Labry... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 weeks ago
“Great arts camp”
Feb 21, 2017
“Lovely little museum, world class exhibit”
History museum, depicting history of Lake Charles and area
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204 W Sallier St, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5844
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Arts camp with my kid. instructors were great and he enjoyed the experience, will register him again

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sergio P
Reviewed February 21, 2017

My boyfriend and I visited the Imperial Calcasieu Museum on Friday (2/10/17) to see the Alex Labry photographic exhibit -- "Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc" -- and it was absolutely delightful. (We were taken by local friends so I have no idea what the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank missdaisypetunia
Reviewed January 28, 2017

WOW! This is a not-to-be-missed attraction in Lake Charles. The museum, located in the historic Arts and Humanities Center, houses the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes in the world! They even have a place to try on costumes and head pieces. It is a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Connie P
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....More

Date of experience: July 2015
7  Thank FerdinanddelToro
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,...More

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank rivernan0
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...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank crazyAustin
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...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank IanWD
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...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank Barbaragayle
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...More

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank ehall
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doris t
July 4, 2015|
Response from crazyAustin | Reviewed this property |
The price for adults is $7. Seniors get in for $5, and kids for $2.
doris t
July 4, 2015|
Response from rivernan0 | Reviewed this property |
$3 adults, $2 children/seniors