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Lake Charles Visitor Center

1205 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2125
+1 800-456-7952
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Very helpful. Thank you Kristen and Jamey for all the info and being so kind. Being a visitor in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise B
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My husband Ralph and I (Coral) drove to Lake Charles to pick up tourist brochures for us and our... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
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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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1205 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2125
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"gift shop"
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"alligator pond"
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"welcome center"
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"tourist brochures"
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"trip planning"
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"hope to return"
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"free coffee"
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"clean restrooms"
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"information"
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"gators"
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"visitors"
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"louisiana"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful. Thank you Kristen and Jamey for all the info and being so kind. Being a visitor in your town you made it so easy for us to find the must see and other awesome places

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

My husband Ralph and I (Coral) drove to Lake Charles to pick up tourist brochures for us and our son and daughter in law who will be visiting with their 3 children. What a wonderful experience. Kristin and Melissa warmly welcomed us and were so...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on the morning of Thursday, May 10, 2018, to ask for recommendations of things to do while spending a few days in Lake Charles. The staff member we spoke to was very welcoming and provided us with helpful information and brochures. The facility...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in just as they opened on our way to work, just to get a map, and got so much more. Kirsten was a huge help in answering our questions about the area with recommendations for everything we wanted to do and see. We...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

My wife and I stopped into the Lake Charles Visitor Center while driving around looking for things to do and see in the Lake Charles area. Everyone in the center was so friendly and helpful. They gave us all kinds of information on things to...More

Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I went to get some information of what to visit in the city. But the girl in the front desk didn’t know too much, and only gave me like 2 possible things to do and was like waiting for me to leave.

Thank Martiniano V
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The staff is amazing! The gift shop is the perfect place to pick up those Cajun souvenirs...and, if you aren't sure where you want to visit while in Louisiana, there are hundreds of choices to pick from - with colorful brochures and helpful maps for...More

Thank Irene V
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LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

So glad you stopped by Irene! And thanks for the great compliments. It is our pleasure to help you with your Southwest Louisiana adventures. Come again soon. :)

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The visitors center in Lake Charles is full of great information about our area and culture. The people there are very friendly and helpful. Next time you are passing through Lake Charles, stop in and see what the area has to offer!

Thank YoBob536
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The staff here was very helpful and had lots of suggestions for our short stay. Cute little gift shop. Lots of brochures for the entire region and state.

Thank Diedre C
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Southwest Louisiana is a jewel which the Visitors Center uncovers. Everyone on I 10 should take 10 minutes to enjoy this center to have a sense of all there is to do in SWLA.

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LakeCharlesCVB, digital media manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

So glad you stopped by! And thanks for the great review. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Southwest Louisiana.

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cjradice
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Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601 Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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