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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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Everything you need to make your visit in Louisiana a success!

The staff is amazing! The gift shop is the perfect place to pick up those Cajun souvenirs...and... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Irene V
Friendly Place

The visitors center in Lake Charles is full of great information about our area and culture. The... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
YoBob536
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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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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Reviewed 27 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
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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. :)

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
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
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.

1  Thank Mimi_Ann2013
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.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The folks who man the desk at this Center are helpful and friendly. No matter where you want to go in Louisiana, they've got brochures, maps and other items to provide you with an almost unlimited number of choices!! Their gift shop has a diverse...More

Thank Irene V
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Irene, so glad you stopped to visit. Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again for more information on Southwest Louisiana and Louisiana travels.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Stopped in to get copies of pamphlets on LA for an upcoming trip up north. Greeter was very helpful and also gave postcards for us to show friends in WY. The center itself was clean and nicely decorated and very welcoming to guests. Happy we...More

Thank starbunker2016
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The ladies here were very efficient and friendly and knew the area well. The alligator pond had only baby gators in it so they were hard to see. The ladies told us they had just removed the big alligators to a new home. Nice walk...More

Thank TigerLily1010
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice visitor's center. Tons of brochures and pamphlets. Pick up a gator postcard and fill it out - they will add the stamp and mail it for you!

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a really nice little stop with clean bathrooms and tons of info. The people were friendly but not overly so. They have all the tourist brochures you will ever need and tons of kitschy Cajun art...like alligators and such. I wish I had...More

Thank kimcatus
LakeCharlesCVB, Digital Media Manager at Lake Charles Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

So glad you stopped by. Yes - the gators are in there. They are just very small. They are not even a year old yet! Come back soon. Happy Travels.

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

A nice center with decent information about the surrounding areas. There's a small gator pond outside that's fun for the kids to see.

Thank AmbrosiaDawn87
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Response from LakeCharlesCVB | Property representative |
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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