Lake Charles Visitor Center, Lake Charles

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Visitor Center · Traveler Resource
Come by the visitors' center and have a cup of coffee, check your e-mail and find out what's going on in the area.

As a snap shot, we have great...

1. Festivals:

from Mardi Gras and our Contraband Days Pirate Festival to Cajun celebrations in the summer and a parish-wide Christmas Festival to top off the year. Cajun food & music is served up with a Southern smile. Bring the whole family to celebrate with us.

2. Outdoor Recreation:

Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, alligators, wildlife refuges, legendary hunting & fishing, birding, shelling, crabbing, Sam Houston Jones State Park, Niblett's Bluff in Vinton and more!

3. Casinos:

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, the Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino and L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort. Check their entertainment & amenities:,, &

4. Cajun Cooking & Music:

On the Seafood Sensations section of Louisiana's Culinary Trails, you'll enjoy our steaming pots of jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp etouffee and more. Top it off with a big slice of pecan pie! Yumm! Dance off calories with our Cajun music.

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  • The visitor center has good information on local attractions. It is right on the lake and has very nice views. I only wish it had been a warmer day and not overcast. It is a nice stop though.  more »
  • The Lake Charles Visitors Center is asthetically beautiful with alligator sculptures and art work. Pickup brochures of areas of interest in southwest Louisiana.  more »
  • Definitely one of the nicest visitor centers I've seen! There are some really beautiful art pieces by local artists in the main lobby, a gift shop, free coffee, and as you would imagine, a ton of information on what to do in and around Lake Charles. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They pointed us to a splash pad and kids park just a mile down the road which is open to the public, because we were looking for a place to give our kids a break from the road trip. Thanks so much!
  • One of the nicest visitor centers I have been to by far! Definitely a place to stop. They have an AMAZING selection of pamphlets, lots of seating, and outdoor trail, cool sculptures, and really clean bathrooms. I was pleasantly surprised. This would be a great place to stop for lunch or just to take a break.

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