Visit Lake Charles Visitors Guide: January-March 2020

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LAKE CHARLES / SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

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PGA Korn Ferry Tour Details on the Lake Charles Championship Inside

Mardi Gras Mambo

Parades, Chicken Run, Gumbo Cook-off and more!

Black Heritage Festival Celebrate with Food & Music

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MAKE them LEGENDARY A luxury casino resort located in the heart of Southwest Louisiana. For reservations, visit mylauberge.com or call 866.391.7333.

Must be 21 years of age or older. ©2020 Penn National Gaming, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Lake Charles’ Premier Meeting Place Award Winning Hotel

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1201 W Prien Lake Road

(337) 478-9889

• Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access • Free Bright Side Breakfast • Meeting Facilities Available • Outdoor Swimming Pool

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• Fitness Center • Pillowtop Beds 2 minutes from The Golden Nugget & L’Auberge Casinos

Offering the best in comfort and convenience to our guests, business and leisure travelers can book with ease both daily and weekly rates. • All Rooms are Kitchenettes • On-Site Fitness Center • Wireless Internet Service • Outdoor Gazebo Grill • Pet Friendly (restrictions & fess apply)

1105 W Prien Lake Road

(337) 478-8008

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www.VisitLakeCharles.org The Visitors’ Guide is a publication of the Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). The Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau takes no responsibility for the advertisements contained within this publication. Responsibility rests solely with the advertisers. The CVB does not independently verify information provided by its members and does not warrant the quality or reputation of the services or products offered by them. Several pictures by brendalafleur.com, lindseyjanies.com and monsoursphotography.net. Current as of Dec. 2019. All information is subject to change.

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WELCOME TO LAKE CHARLES/ Southwest Louisiana

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ere in Southwest Louisiana, we take time to enjoy life, food, music and good company. Sometimes, we like to describe the area as a place where Cajuns, cowboys and the coast come together, and it creates an eclectic and relaxing atmosphere. Be sure to visit our attractions, museums, galleries, and experience culinary delights from Cajun food in locally owned restaurants with recipes that have been in families for centuries and the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail. Horse racing action, casino entertainment and live music are available throughout the year. If the outdoors is more your speed, you can enjoy adventures along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Stop by the convention & visitors bureau, 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive, and visit with our friendly staff while you grab a cup of coffee to learn more. Check us out online at www.visitlakecharles.org or call 337-436-9588.

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veryone likes to take photos of the area whenever traveling. And, let’s face it, “selfies” are fun too! Our social media team in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana loves to hear from people who are experiencing the best of what the area has to offer from food, the great outdoors to cultural excursions. If you see something unique, snap a picture and use #visitlakecharles to tag the photo. You can also write to us to share your experience, and we may be able to feature it on our blog to encourage others to visit the places you visited! Log on to our website, VisitLakeCharles.org/snap for a list of cool places to take pictures and to learn how to share your story. Connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/LakeCharlesCVB, on Twitter @LakeCharlesCVB or other platforms. Tiff Bossard

FREE CVB APPS TO ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE! VisitLakeCharles.org/apps @differentapproachphotography Lake Charles Events App Easily access a calendar of events for Southwest Louisiana.

Creole Nature Trail App

Lake Charles Historic App

A hands-on opportunity to experience one of America’s untamed natural wonders.

A tour app that highlights the history and legends of Lake Charles.

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT LAKE AREA CASINO RESORTS

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L’Auberge Casino Resort

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he New Year is always a clean slate, and it’s time to celebrate a year of possibilities. The casino resorts of the Lake Charles area know how to help everyone start the year off right with incredible experiences for entertainment and live music, getting pampered in a spa, hitting the golf greens or tasting handcrafted cocktails and delicious culinary creations. The New Year’s Eve Bash at Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill at L’Auberge offers the perfect party to begin your 2020 the right way, with entertainment by The Good Dudes and DJ Bobby Novosad and a champagne toast at midnight! Test your luck with the New Year’s Eve Giveaway for a chance to win a share of $300,000 in free slotplay®! This winter, cozy up next to the fireplace at Ember to listen to piano music, dance to music inside Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, or enjoy an array of restaurants and amenities such as Spa du Lac. The property is filled with culinary delicacies to enjoy, and you can also visit the L Bar, which features regional craft beers, fine wine and musical entertainment. It’s the perfect place to visit with friends over drinks. Golden Nugget starts 2020 in style with many events, musical acts and entertainers lined up for guests to experience. The New Year’s Eve Party with entertainment and magnetic energy of The Big Beyond band kicks off 2020 and entertainment begins with Sammy Kershaw on Jan. 3; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band on Jan. 4; George Clinton on Jan. 10; Rick Springfield rocks the house on Jan. 11; Howie Mandel performing on Jan. 17; Josh Abbott Band on Jan. 18; Jonny Lang on Jan. 24; Alter Bridge on Jan. 31; Asian New Year Show on Feb. 1; Bill Engvall on Feb. 7; Pat Green on Feb. 8; Gordon Lightfoot on Feb. 14; Foreigner hitting the stage on Feb. 15; Clay Walker on Feb 21; Chris Tucker on Feb. 28; Kenny Wayne Shepherd,

Feb. 29; Boz Scaggs on March 6; The Charlie Daniels Band on March 14; and Chicago performing on March 28; .38 Special on April 4. The Isle of Capri, along the shores of Lake Charles, is the perfect oasis to kick back and listen to music, dance the night away or enjoy delectable dining selections. Otis & Henry’s Bar & Grill combines the comfort of a neighborhood bar & grill with the favorites of a steakhouse. The Farmer’s Pick Buffet partners with local farmers to bring the freshest flavors to every dish, or you can taste Asian or American flavors at the Lone Wolf Express. Entertainment includes live music in the Lone Wolf Lounge Fridays and Saturdays. Visit the Isle’s website for complete listing of the exciting line up. The thundering excitement of live Thoroughbred racing continues through February 29 at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel. You can always enjoy the thrill of the gaming floor or a stay in one of the luxurious new rooms. You also will not want to miss out on the delectable dishes found at Rosewater Grill & Tavern or the Lookout Restaurant. From blues to country to Zydeco and beyond, great music of all genres graces the stage at the Gator Lounge, a stylish bar that provides guests with a regular schedule of free entertainment from a fabulous roster of the best local and regional acts. Boogey on down to the Gator Lounge this New Year's Eve and join Boomerang, a one of a kind band rockin' the region since 2006, or make plans to attend legendary performances in the Delta Event Center, when Josh Turner takes the stage on Jan. 4, Tracy Byrd on Feb. 8, and the Temptations on March 14. For more information and links to all the casinos’ websites, log onto www.visitlakecharles.org/gaming.

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Boiling Point

Specializing in Boiled Crawfish & Crabs Home Made Sausage & Boudin Seafood Dinners • Steaks • Kids Menu

337-625-9282 Lunch Buffett Mon - Fri From 10 AM to 2 PM Friday Nights All You Can Eat Seafood Buffett

Open Mon. - Fri. 6AM - 9PM; Sat. 10AM - 10 PM; Closed Sun. • RV Parking 1 Block North of I-10, exit 21 • 1730 S Beglis Parkway • Sulphur, LA 70663


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WHERE TO EAT THE BOILING POINT 1730 Beglis Pkwy, Sulphur, LA 70663 (337) 625-9282, Open Mon-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Closed Sun Specializes in traditional Cajun cuisine. The Boiling Point provides delicious Cajun cooking & seafood served up with a smile. The menu includes fresh seafood, seafood dinners, boiled crawfish & homemade boudin.

Enjoy the finest steaks and seafood, and an extensive domestic wine lint. A fine dining restaurant with banquet capabilities. Open 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Wednesday – Saturday, during live racing beginning April 22.

DELTA DOWNS: THE TRIPLE CROWN BUFFET Visit deltadowns.com for more info. The buffet features a 35-ft cooking station where you can enjoy grilled CHICK FIL A steaks, broiled fish and more, cooked to 3435 Nelson Rd , Fronting Wal-Mart order before your very eyes. There are Supercenter, Lake Charles , LA 70605 fresh salads, award-winning gumbos (337) 479-8007 • Sunday closed, and a spectacular dessert station. And Mon-Sat 6am-10pm Chick-fil-A offers hand-breaded or grilled on Sunday, enjoy brunch with made-toboneless chicken breast entrees including order omelettes and all your breakfast favorites. A full-service, family restaurant. chicken sandwiches, nuggets, strips, salads, and more. Enjoy mobile ordering, DELTA DOWNS: GATOR GRILL drive-thru, catering pickup, catering Visit deltadowns.com for more info. delivery, WiFi, playground, and breakfast. Take a bite out of diner-style favorites, deli sandwiches, barbecued specialties, DELTA DOWNS RACETRACK CASINO & HOTEL and so much more! 2717 Delta Downs Drive, Vinton DELTA DOWNS: ROSEWATER (800) 589-7441, www.deltadowns.com GRILL & TAVERN DELTA DOWNS: THE LOOKOUT Visit deltadowns.com for more info. RESTAURANT Life is absolutely delicious – especially Visit deltadowns.com for more info. in the Rosewater Grill & Tavern, the Formal dining in a casual atmosphere, newest of Delta Down’s culinary delights. with a beautiful view of the racetrack. Sumptuous steaks, seafood, and desserts

are just a taste of what awaits. Open 5pm – 9pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and 4pm – 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays. GOLDEN NUGGET LAKE CHARLES 2550 Golden Nugget Boulevard, Lake Charles, (337) 508-7777, www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles GOLDEN NUGGET: BILL'S BAR & BURGER OF NEW YORK www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles Home of the biggest standalone burger restaurant in the country, Bill’s Bar & Burger is your one-stop shop for classic American fare. With locations in New York City and Pittsburgh and now a brand new location on our private Golden Nugget beach, Bill’s provides a welcoming and low key space for guests to enjoy good company, sports games, great food and our extensive list of local and craft beers.

GOLDEN NUGGET: CADILLAC MEXICAN KITCHEN & TEQUILA BAR www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles Offering an incredible breakfast,delicious tapas and signature items that include favorites, such as carnitas guadalajara, fajitas, tacos al carbon, the cadillac mexicana burger, and of course, enchiladas! Make sure to leave room for dessert and enjoy the delectable sopapillas or tres leches.

GOLDEN NUGGET: CLAIM JUMPER www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles The menu features a medley of homemade dishes including burgers, sandwiches, fresh-baked pot pie, specialty salads, pasta, baby back pork ribs, seafood, Certified Angus Beef® steaks and much more. All dressings, sauces, and desserts are made in house daily including our tempting Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode cake, featured as one of America’s "Top 5 Most Decadent Desserts" on the Food Network. Our GOLDEN NUGGET: BLUE MARTINI legendary breakfast is just as impressive. www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles Call to place a to-go order for pickup or The premier martini lounge. Our have it delivered directly to your room. stunning décor and high energy feel provides our guests with an unsurpassed $6 House Margaritas & $6 House Bloody experience. Enjoy our Tapas food menu. Marys all day, every day. The perfect complement to our fine wine and spirits selection.

337.494.0618

1708 Highway 14, Lake Charles, LA Mon - Fri: 7aM - 8pM | Sat: 7aM - 6pM cloSed on Sunday

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Red Beans / Rice

Seafood Platters

Shrimp Po Boys

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337.602.6160

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Boudin Balls

Boudin Links

Cracklins

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Mon -Fri: 8 am to 5 pm Sat & Sun: Closed


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For a complete list of places to eat, go to www.visitlakecharles.org. WHERE T GOLDEN NUGGET: CLAIM JUMPER GRILLE www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles In a hurry? Make a quick stop at the Claim Jumper Grille for breakfast, fresh salads, homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches and more.

passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect location for friends and family to enjoy a fabulous meal and have a great time.

GOLDEN NUGGET: LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles From the time the doors opened in 1947 at the first location in Lafayette, Louisiana GOLDEN NUGGET: to present day, Landry’s Seafood delivers THE CHART HOUSE www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles you the finest taste of Gulf seafood, with Bask in the sights of Golden Nugget’s authentic recipes, generous helpings picturesque golf course while enjoying an and our Bon Temps South Louisiana award winning menu, exceptional service hospitality. Sample our world-famous and incredible happy hour. Fine dining, gumbos made with dark brown roux, seafood and steaks featuring Chart fresh fish and shrimp, oysters shucked to House favorites such as Wicked Tuna, order and more. Mac Nut Mahi, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, GOLDEN NUGGET: variety of Gumbo and famous original LILLIE’S ASIAN CUISINE Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Lush outdoor www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles patio, roaring fire pits, full service bar Lillie’s Asian Cuisine offers traditional and featuring extensive wine, beer and liquor modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine selections, as well as premium cigar list. including sushi, traditional noodle dishes and more all in a chic, contemporary GOLDEN NUGGET: GROTTO www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles ambiance. Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a GOLDEN NUGGET: warm, entertaining atmosphere that SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE will transport you to the cozy setting of www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles a trattoria in the Old Country with our An award-winning steakhouse famous winning combination of impeccable for serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks, service, superb cuisine and unsurpassed known for its superior quality, tenderness

and flavor. Each steak is cooked to perfection with Saltgrass-7 Steak Spice and then topped with fresh garlic butter to further enhance its mouthwatering flavor.

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ISLE OF CAPRI CASINO HOTEL 100 Westlake Ave., Westlake (877) ISLE ONE www.islelakecharles.com

ISLE OF CAPRI: FARMER’S PICK BUFFET® Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7am-10:30am, Sat & Sun 7am-10am, Brunch: Sat & Sun 10am-3 pm, Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-3 pm, Dinner: Sun-Thurs 4pm-9pm, Fri & Sat 4pm-11pm. Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch GOLDEN NUGGET: VIC & ANTHONY’S and seafood dinner buffets, featuring www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles magnificent breakfast spreads, tender Indulge at One of America’s Top 10 chicken and beef entrées, crisp salads, Steakhouses. Vic & Anthony’s features and savory side dishes. Decisions… an elegant, yet intimate atmosphere, decisions…decisions. So many delicious created with an undeniable attention to dishes to choose from, but with one detail. Our award-winning menu features price, you can try as many as you like! only the finest prime beef, fresh seafood & more, as well as an extensive wine ISLE OF CAPRI: OTIS & HENRY’S® collection. Sun-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm Whet your appetite with our house HOLLIER’S CAJUN KITCHEN specialty crab cakes or sampler platter, 1709 Ruth St., Sulphur, (337) 527-0061 then pick from a list of delicious pastas, Mon-Sat 7am-9pm sandwiches, salads, steaks, ribs, chicken Cajun cooking, steaks, seafood. and more. Otis & Henry has great food Comfortable and friendly atmosphere at great prices. with rockers on the front porch. Delicious seafood, gumbo, boudin, and crawfish étouffée. Casual attire. GOLDEN NUGGET: THE BUFFET www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles Enjoy our buffet featuring seven different stations including fresh soups and salads, seafood, Asian, Mexican, Italian, American comfort and carving stations – surrounded by an all new, modern design.

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WHERE TO EAT ISLE OF CAPRI: THE LONE WOLF EXPRESS Mon-Fri 24 hours, Sat & Sun 11am-7am When you want a quick bite any time of day, come enjoy all of your Asian & American favorites at Lone Wolf® Express. Our new menu combines local flavor with the freshes ingredients, prepared by our talented chefs. At the Lone Wolf Express, fantastic food and cold drinks are always on tap. L’AUBERGE CASINO RESORTTM 777 Avenue L’Auberge, Lake Charles (337) 395-7777, www.mylauberge.com Call for fine dining options. L’AUBERGE: JACK DANIEL’S® BAR & GRILL Mon-Thurs 3pm-10pm, Fri 3pm-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm, JACK AFTER DARK Thurs-Sat 4pm-11pm Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill serves up savory food and tasty entertainment. The restaurant features over 25 beers on tap from around the world & more than 35 TVs, an array of BBQ selections & “off-the-grill” entrees made with Jack’s sauces and glazes. L’AUBERGE: ASIASM Fri-Sun 11am-4am, Mon-Thurs 11am-2am Newly renovated and expanded, this

contemporary restaurant features Asian-fusion cuisine and a sushi bar. Known for its unique sushi rolls, you can’t miss out on the Louisiana-and Texas-inspired versions. L’AUBERGE: LE BEAUCOUP BUFFETSM Sun-Thurs 8am-9pm, Fri & Sat 8am11pm • Our buffet features American, Tex-Mex, local and Asian-style cuisine, along with an extensive selection of pastries & desserts. You’ll also find an array of fresh salads, vegetables, seafood and poultry, prime steaks and chops, Cajun and pasta dishes. L’AUBERGE: FAVORITES SOUTHERN KITCHEN Sun-Thurs 6am-Midnight, Fri & Sat Open 24 Hours • There’s nothing wrong with playing favorites! Our newest restaurant, Favorites Southern Kitchen, is the spot for delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and your late night cravings. This is a new Southern dining experience we know you’ll enjoy! L’AUBERGE: EMBER GRILLE & WINE BARSM Sun-Thurs 6pm-Til, Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 5:30pm-11pm, BAR: Sun-Thurs, 5:30pm11pm, Fri & Sat 5:30pm- midnight. • Sip. Savor. Celebrate. Sip one of more than

200 bottles of wine from the area’s most extensive cellar. Savor signature, wood-fired entrees in the glow of expansive stone fireplaces. L’AUBERGE: MODERN PANTRY Open 24 Hours • All homemade. All fresh. All good. For those late night cravings, visit our newest fast casual dining outlet, Modern Pantry, at the former Desserts location. Offering delicious menu items no matter the hour, Modern Pantry is your stop for PJ’s coffee, breakfast pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, gelato & desserts. LEONARD’S FOOD QUARTERS 1708 Gerstner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles, (337) 494-0618, Mon-Fri 7am8pm, Sat 7am-6pm, Sun-Closed Serving Breakfast, Cajun/Creole, Seafood & Soul Food. What makes Leonard’s unique? It’s the mixture of Cajun & Creole foods with a touch of soul. And the attention that we pay to every dish, from the entree to the dressing. For a taste of the French Quarter, come to Leonard’s. LUNA BAR & GRILL 719 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, (337) 494-5862, Mon-Sun 11am-10pm Serving New & Traditional American,

Burgers, Cajun/Creole, French, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Steak and Vegetarian. “Louisiana is about flavor. I’m about creativity and great-tasting food. You can’t go wrong with any of our dishes which just by their names scream out Zydeco, Cajun French music, the bayous and all the great food found in Louisiana.” -Dave Evans, Chef NINA P'S CAFE 1600 W McNeese St, Lake Charles, Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun Closed Home-made Southern-style plate lunches, dinners, burgers, New Orleans-style po-boys, gumbo and much, much more! New open-air patio and a fully-stocked bar. Swing by and see what the South is all about! PAT’S OF HENDERSON 1500 Siebarth Dr. (off Interstate 210), Lake Charle, (337) 439-6618, Sun 11am9pm, Mon-Thurs 9am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Cajun/Creole, steaks & seafood. Crawfish is our specialty! Conveniently located off of I-210 (Legion St. Exit). Family-oriented with a relaxed atmosphere. We have luncheon specials. Banquet facilities are available. Casual attire.

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Open Daily - Three Locations to Serve You: 1004 Lakeshore Dr. (just off I-10) . . . 337-494-1070 Corner of Highway 14 & Broad St. . . 337-494-1700 735 N Pine St - DeRidder . . . . . . . . . . 337-460-7788

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For a complete list of places to eat, go to www.visitlakecharles.org. PITT GRILL 606 W. Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles (337) 564-6724 • 102 Benoit Ln, Sulphur (337) 527-9448 • 3048 Gerstner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles (337) 478-2925 Prien Lake Rd and Sulphur locations open 24 hrs, Gerstner Memorial Dr location open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm Voted Best Breakfast in SWLA in 2014 & 2015. Always-fresh salads, out-of-this world hamburgers with hand-battered onion rings, decadent milkshakes, malts and sundaes for dessert. We promise there’s something here for everyone! Visit pittgrill.com for monthly specials coupons. PIZZA ARTISTA 420-A W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles Sun-Thurs 10:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm Pizza Artista is no ordinary pizza place! From its exceptionally friendly staff, to the unique features it offers its guests, you will find Pizza Artista a fun and vibrant place. At Pizza Artista, dough is made from scratch every day and aged to perfection! They use 100% whole milk mozzarella and other cheeses that are grated fresh each morning. They slice many of their meats, and cut fresh produce every day. It doesn't get any

better than that! Pizza Artista brings the Taste of Louisiana to Pizza! They are known for Cajun and Chef-inspired pizzas. They have Vegan offerings, Gluten-free offerings, and Vegetarian offerings. POPEYE’S FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN 901 Country Club Rd., Lake Charles (337) 474-2134 • 2710 Hwy. 14, Lake Charles (337) 474-1475 • 400 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy., Moss Bluff (337) 855-0642 • 102 N. Cities Service Hwy., Sulphur (337) 625-7181 • 1613 Ruth St., Sulphur (337) 527-8297 • 125 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles (337) 474-0093 • 301 N. Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles (337) 436-6130 • 1601 Sampson St., Westlake (337) 433-5636 • 421 N. Pine, DeRidder (337) 462-3551 • 920 E. 4th St., DeQuincy (337) 786-4880 • World Famous Chicken & Biscuits, plus other tasty menu items including shrimp platters, Cajun rice, cole slaw, fries, red beans & rice, corn on the cob, hot apple pie and more! REGATTA-LOUISIANA SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE 508 Hawkeye Ave, Lake Arthur, TuesThurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-3pm, Closed Mon A Cajun-themed restaurant featuring

fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and traditional Cajun fare. Located on the beautiful lake in Lake Arthur. Accessible by both land and water and features live bands on the weekends. SOUTHERN SPICE 3901 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605, (337) 474-6065 • 277 Highway 171 N. Lake Charles, LA 70611, (337) 855-0010 Mon-Thurs 7am-9pm, Fri & Sat, 7am10pm, Closed Sun Authentic Southern, Home-Style Cooking. Offering a large variety of foods & cuisines from daily lunch plate specials to seafood & steaks. Sandwiches, burgers & soups plus an award-winning breakfast that includes homemade biscuits & gravy. STEAMBOAT BILL’S Corner of Broad St. & Hwy. 14, Lake Charles, (337) 494-17z00, Sun-Thurs 10:30am-9 pm, Fri & Sat 10am-10pm Cajun/Creole, seafood. Serving lunch, dinner, & late night. Boiled crawfish (hot & spicy), crabs, seafood dinners, crawfish and shrimp pistolettes, gumbo, étouffée, po-boys, & stuffed potatoes. Fast full-service restaurant. Banquet & catering available. Casual attire.

STEAMBOAT BILL’S ON THE LAKE 1004 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles (337) 494-1070, Sun-Thurs 10:30am-9pm, Fri & Sat 10:30am-10pm Cajun/Creole, seafood. Serving lunch, dinner, & late night. Boiled crawfish (hot & spicy), crabs, seafood dinners, crawfish and shrimp pistolettes, gumbo, étouffée, po-boys, & stuffed potatoes. Fast full-service restaurant. Banquet & catering available. Casual attire. TIA JUANITA'S 723 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 602-6140 (337) 602-6040 Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm, Fri & Sat: 11am10pm, Sun: 10:30am-3pm Tia Juanita's is a Mexican/Cajun Fusion Restaurant. It combines Cajun, Mexican, and a little Fine Dining. "The Little Jewel of Lake Charles" has been chosen as #12 in the State of Louisiana for our "Shrimp and Grits".

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#1 VOTED

Best Cajun Restaurant OVER 15 TIMES!

PatsofHenderson.com

(337) 439-6618

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PERFORMING ARTS In Southwest Louisiana ACTS THEATRE One Reid St., Lake Charles (337) 433-ACTS, www.actstheatre.com

Voted top 20 local favorites in SWLA Voted Best Gumbo Voted Best Spuds Voted Best Home Cooking CYT: Big The Musical Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. McNeese Tritico Theatre Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big.” To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things, like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers that there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for, and he learns that we must all grow up at our own pace and in our own time. ACTS Theatre: Disaster! 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 25, 31, Feb. 1 3 p.m. Jan. 26 & Feb. 2 Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the '70s, Disaster! will have your patrons dancing in their seats and rolling in the aisles. Lake Charles Little Theatre: The Snow Queen 7p.m. Feb. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 2p.m. Feb 9, 16, 23 Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. Dare to enter a world where flowers sing, animals talk, and riddles yearn to be solved. McNeese State University Theatre: The Shape of Things 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-15 3 p.m. Feb. 16 Ralph Squires Recital Hall How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in The Shape Of Things.

Lake Charles Symphony: An Evening in Spain 7:15 p.m. Feb. 14 (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.) Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank Building Mr. Michael J. Costello, Guest Conductor Enjoy a romantic evening listening to the beautiful music of Spain. Featuring the waltzes of Johann Strauss and works by Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak. The concert includes a catered dinner and a beer/wine voucher. Children’s Theatre Company: Frozen Jr. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 3 p.m. Feb. 16 Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, FROZEN, Jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five songs written for the Broadway production. Lake Charles Civic Ballet: Sleeping Beauty 6 p.m. March 21 3 p.m. March 22 Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center The Sleeping Beauty is the classic tale of Princess Aurora, cursed into a deep sleep, and awakened by the kiss of a prince. Based on the Kirov Ballet, this LCCB production boasts original choreography by Artistic Director, Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough and several Civic Ballet alumni. Accompanying the dancers of LCCB is the Lake Charles Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor William G. Rose. With stunning sets by Fred Stark, lavish costumes by the late Raedelle Robbins, and live performance of the Tchaikovsky score, this is a must-see event! McNeese State University Theatre: “The Laramie Project” 7:30 p.m. March 25-28 3 p.m. March 29 Ralph Squires Recital Hall "The Laramie Project" analyzes the death of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student who was brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998 because of his sexual identity.

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eing the “catch” of the town has a whole new meaning from Jan. 3 – Feb. 25, as Southwest Louisiana hosts the second largest Mardi Gras in Louisiana. From parades, galas, chicken runs and Zydeco, we make sure the whole family has something to celebrate. The excitement starts on January 3 with a community kickoff event from 5-8 p.m. at Alexander Art Studio, complete with music, food trucks, Mardi Gras floats and more. On January 4, enjoy the 12th Night Car Show at the Lake Charles Civic Center from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Later that evening, usher in the new Mardi Gras season in style with the 2019 royal courts of more than 60 krewes at the 12th Night Celebration, also held at the civic center. After Twelfth Night, laissez les bons temps rouler, as the celebration and festivities pack the calendar until Fat Tuesday on February 25.

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As Mardi Gras weekend approaches, the celebration escalates with parades, cook-offs, balls, galas, and more! For a taste of Mardi Gras, sample from every pot at the World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-Off on Feb. 22. Always a favorite, don’t miss the Royal Gala on Feb. 24, as the 2020 royal courts of krewes parade for the public in full regalia. Both of these events are held at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Set your alarm clocks on Feb. 25, as Fat Tuesday starts off early with the Iowa Chicken run followed by gumbo and a Zydeco dance party at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Afterward, reserve your spot for the grand finale of Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras at the 41st anniversary of the Krewe of Krewes Parade featuring costumes, plenty of beads and elaborate floats winding through Lake Charles.

Visit www.swlamardigras.com for more details on Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana.

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LOUISIANA FUR & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL January 10-11

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he 62nd Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival highlights all the local, natural resource industries in the area. This year's festival will honor the energy industry since it has become a huge livelihood to Cameron Parish residents. The festival caters to all ages and interests featuring parades, pageants, 5K run and 1-mile fun walk, as well as dances, Cajun music, a gumbo cook-off, exhibits and a carnival. You can also check out unique contests like duck and goose calling, trap setting, nutria and muskrat skinning, oyster shucking and skeet shooting, and always a favorite among hunters are the dog trials. These contests and more make this a memorable experience for the whole family and a reason why people keep coming back

to one of Southwest Louisiana’s “oldest and coldest” festivals. Located behind the Cameron Courthouse (122 Recreation Lane) in downtown Cameron, gates will open at noon on Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The admission fees are $10 per person on Friday and $15 per person on Saturday. Children 12 years old and under will be admitted free. For more information, visit www.lafurandwildlifefestival.com.

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elebrating 36 years, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival honors the courageous effort and sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Jr. The annual Memorial Breakfast will kick off the festivities, saluting outstanding individuals in the community. In addition, there will also be a MLK Community 5K Run/3 Mile Walk and a MLK Health and Awareness Fair, to increase health awareness, education and physical activity. The festival will also include a MLK Community CleanUp, partnering with local community leaders, businesses, politicians, local celebrities, and the Greek community to help us clean our beautiful city.

The celebration continues on Monday, January 20, with the Family Day Festival, which includes the Annual Parade, Zydeco, R&B, Blues, and Southern Soul Music. There will also be a Celebrity Gumbo CookOff Contest, local vendors, exhibits, arts & crafts, and Creole and Cajun food. Those wearing commemorative MLK T-Shirts are invited to march in the parade. All Family Day events are free for children under 12. For more information, email mlkswla@gmail.com or contact Roxie Smith at 713-702-3615.

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alled “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex with rodeo performances, livestock shows and more. The “mane” attraction is the professional rodeo performance that is held each night featuring bucking broncos, thundering hooves and cheering fans. The Western Heritage Parade will kick off Thursday, Jan. 30., at 5 p.m. starting at W. LaGrange St., head south on Ryan

St., and end at McNeese Stadium. Rodeo performances will start at 7:30 p.m. each night, and a 2 p.m. matinee performance will be held on Saturday. Sure to “draw” a crowd don’t miss the petting zoo, and pony rides. Don't miss the stick horse rodeo on Saturday at 9 a.m. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.lakecharlesrodeo.com, email info@lakecharlesrodeo.com, or call (337) 944-9710.

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s the Youth Sports Capital of Louisiana, Southwest Louisiana is home to a myriad of sports tournaments. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Girls’ Basketball Marsh Madness State Championship Tournament will be held at Burton Coliseum March 3-7, followed by the Boys’ tournament March 10-14. The staff at Burton and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury help to make this event incredibly memorable for the teams and the fans. In addition to assisting during the tournament, there are also volunteers who are team hosts, being a local point of contact for the teams, assisting them with their needs. More than 30,000 fans pour in from across the state to witness this event, and it’s rewarding for everyone involved. To find out more about game times and admission, go to www.visitlakecharles.org/events. www.visitlakecharles.org | lake charles / southwest louisiana visitors’ guide | January - March 2020

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The romantic history of Lake Charles, involving tales of pirates and buried treasure, began with the arrival of the first French settlers in the 1760s. The lumber boom was responsible for the early rapid growth of the city. Without architects in the area until the early 1900s, the structures reflect the individual characteristics of the carpenters in the “Charpentier Historic District,” on the National Register of Historic Places. Lake Charles celebrated 150 years in 2017.

Westlake was originally named “Rio Hondo,” and the area from Westlake up the Sabine River was also known as “No Man’s Land” to rustlers, pirates and renegades. In the early 1800s, settlers came to the area, purchased land and renamed it Westlake.

The quaint town of Vinton was once traveled by Civil War soldiers. The soldiers cut a road extending from an area in Vinton known as “Niblett’s Bluff” on the Sabine River. Once known as “Fort Niblett,” the area was home to a lumber camp, railroad, general store, hotel and more.

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In the late 1800s, Sulphur was a sulfur mining haven. In 1907, the average population of the Sulphur Mines area was 5,000, making it a town unto itself. This fifty-acre tract of land was then known as the “richest fifty acres in the world.” The Brimstone Museum details Sulphur’s early history.

In 1897 the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railway, now the Kansas City Southern, reached the point where its main line bent toward the southwest to Beaumont and the old Calcasieu River. Vernon & Shreveport tram line, now the Lake Charles branch of the K.C.S., joined the main line causing the rise of the town DeQuincy. Today, you can visit the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.

The history of Iowa is filled with stories of the early Midwestern settlers from Kansas, Illinois and Iowa to the French Canadians (Cajuns) to Jean Lafitte’s pirates along the Old Spanish Trail. The railroad that cut through this country brought settlers who were lured to the prairie land for rice farming, raising cattle, and later, oil fields. Known also for the Iowa Rabbit Festival.

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HISTORIC Attractions Take a tour through one of the historic districts Charpentier, Margaret Place, or Shell Beach Drive to see classic examples of early 1900s Lake Charles architecture or magnificent plantation style homes.

911 Memorial

Memorial honoring two local men killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. There is a piece of granite from the Pentagon and a steel girder from the World Trade Center. Features 3,000 pieces of colored glass commemorating those lost.

Charpentier Historic District Covering 40 blocks of downtown Lake Charles, you can step back in time with a self-guided walking or driving tour of one of the finest collections of architecture in Louisiana on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop by the CVB, 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive, for a brochure or information on carriage rides. Download the free app by searching “Lake Charles Historic Tour” in your app store.

411 Pujo St., Lake Charles, (337) 721-7110 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm www.calcasieulibrary.org Housed in the historic Carnegie Memorial Library building, this collection’s friendly staff can assist serious researchers or novices in tracing family history.

Sulphur Historic District

Established as a mining town, Sulphur includes one of the first planned communities in the U.S., Maplewood. Sulphur celebrates its history in Heritage Square comprised of the Henning Cultural Center and Brimstone Museum.

USS Orleck Naval Museum

DeQuincy Historic District

Journey through the area once known as the “Turpentine Capital of Louisiana” and tour beautiful and historically significant buildings such as the All Saints Episcopal Church, the Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot/ DeQuincy Railroad Museum and the Hagler House.

Margaret Place/ Shell Beach Drive

Shell Beach Drive gives visitors a view of some of the most luxurious homes. The Margaret Place Historical District celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2012.

Millennium Statue

15 ft. bronze statue of Jesus Christ. Stands 23 ft. tall over the resting places of Lake Charles’ earliest and most famous settlers.

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Located at the end of Niblett’s Bluff Rd. off Highway 109/Exit 4 in Vinton, (337) 589-7117 Daily 6am-10pm (park), 10am-6pm (office).

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Veterans Memorial Park

Located along the boardwalk by the Lake Charles Civic Center, this park displays the five branches of the Armed Forces with engraved bricks representing the men and women who have served since WWI. A famous WWII Patton Tank is on display.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS January - March JANUARY ........................................................ 2

McNeese Men’s Basketball vs. Sam Houston State McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

2-25

“Remembering the Help, Celebrating Their Service” – Exhibit by Dr. William Mayo 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center/Lake Charles

2-25

“Who Are You in the Dark?” – Exhibit by Lyd Walls 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center/Lake Charles

3

Mardi Gras Kickoff & Poster Reveal Party Candice Alexander Art Studio/ Lake Charles

3

Sammy Kershaw Golden Nugget Lake Charles

4

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle L'Auberge Casino Resort/Lake Charles

4

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band Golden Nugget Lake Charles

4

Josh Turner Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel/Vinton

4

Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Car Show Lake Charles Civic Center

4

Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Celebration Lake Charles Civic Center

4

McNeese Women’s Basketball vs. Central Arkansas McNeese H&HP Complex/ Lake Charles

4, 11, 18, 25

Charlestown Farmers Market (Downtown) 1911 Historic City Hall/Lake Charles

8

McNeese Women’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

9

Bowl for Kids’ Sake Team Captain Rally Crying Eagle Brewery/Lake Charles

10

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Golden Nugget Lake Charles

10-11

Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival Downtown Cameron

10- 3/28

“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center/Lake Charles

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11

McNeese Men’s & Women’s Basketball vs. Northwestern State McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

11

Rick Springfield Golden Nugget Lake Charles

11-12

Don Rich Gun & Knife Show Lake Charles Civic Center

15

McNeese Men’s Basketball vs. UIW McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

15-18

Calcasieu Parish Livestock Show Burton Event Complex/Lake Charles

17

Howie Mandel Golden Nugget Lake Charles

17-19

CYT: Big the Musical McNeese Tritico Theatre/Lake Charles

17-19

SWLA Boat, Sport & RV Show Lake Charles Civic Center

17-20

FEBRUARY .................................................... 1

Asian Show: “The Year of the Rat” Golden Nugget Lake Charles

1

McNeese Men’s & Women’s Basketball vs. Lamar McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

1, 8,15 22, 29 5

Charlestown Farmers Market (Downtown) 1911 Historic City Hall/Lake Charles

7

Bill Engvall Golden Nugget Lake Charles

7

Mardi Gras Community Dance Lake Charles Civic Center

7-9

The Snow Queen Lake Charles Little Theatre

MLK Jr. Festival Lake Charles Civic Center & Mount Olive Baptist Church

8

Gymnastics Etc. Gumbo Cup Burton Event Complex/Lake Charles

18

Josh Abbott Band Golden Nugget Lake Charles

8

McNeese Men’s Basketball vs. Central Arkansas McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

22

McNeese Women’s Basketball vs. Southeastern LA McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

8

Pat Green Golden Nugget Lake Charles

24

Jonny Lang Golden Nugget Lake Charles

8

Tracy Byrd Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel/Vinton

12

Krewe of the Golden Years Senior Citizens' Mardi Gras Dance Lake Charles Civic Center

12-16

“The Shape of Things” McNeese Tritico Theatre/Lake Charles

24-26 ACTS Theatre: Disaster! ACTS Theatre/Lake Charles

McNeese Women’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M-CC McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

25

Calcasieu Parish Livestock Sale Burton Event Complex/Lake Charles

25

McNeese Men’s & Women’s Basketball vs. Houston Baptist McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

14

Gordon Lightfoot Golden Nugget Lake Charles

29

McNeese Men’s Basketball vs. Nicholls McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

14

Lake Charles Symphony Valentine’s Concert Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank/Lake Charles

14

Valentine’s Day Cigar & Rum Pairing Bayou Rum Distillery/Iowa

14-16

McNeese Baseball vs. Mississippi Valley State McNeese Joe Miller Ballpark/Lake Charles

14-16

The Snow Queen Lake Charles Little Theatre

30-2/1 Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo Burton Complex/Lake Charles 31

Alter Bridge – Walk the Sky Tour Golden Nugget Lake Charles

31-2/2 ACTS Theatre: Disaster! ACTS Theatre/Lake Charles

7-4/11 “Lake Charles Legends” 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center/Lake Charles

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YOUR GUIDE to What’s Happening and Where! 15 Foreigner Golden Nugget Lake Charles

25

Second Line Stroll Walking Parade Ryan St./Downtown Lake Charles

13

Banners: Leyla McCalla Quartet McNeese Bulber Auditorium/Lake Charles

15

Vinton Mardi Gras Celebration Downtown Vinton

25

Jeeps on Parade Ryan St./Downtown Lake Charles

13 Live @ the Lakefront Concert Series Lake Charles Civic Center Outdoor Amphitheatre

15-16

Children’s Theatre: Disney Frozen Jr. Central School Arts & Humanities Center/Lake Charles

25

Motor Gras Parade Ryan St./Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles

18

McNeese Baseball vs. Louisiana Tech McNeese Joe Miller Ballpark/Lake Charles

25

Krewe of Krewes’ Parade Ryan St./Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles

18

Harlem Globetrotters Lake Charles Civic Center

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19

McNeese Women’s Basketball vs. UIW McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

20

13-15

Black Heritage Festival Multiple Locations/Lake Charles

14

Banners: Elias Faingersh, “Solo from the Pit” McNeese Tritico Theatre/Lake Charles

McNeese Men’s Basketball vs. Southeastern LA McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

14

The Temptations Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel/Vinton

28

Region V Social Studies Fair Burton Event Complex/Lake Charles

14

Charlie Daniels Band Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Mardi Gras Lighted Boat Parade Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall

28

Chris Tucker Golden Nugget Lake Charles

19-21 Iowa Rabbit Festival Burton Complex/Lake Charles

21

Clay Walker Golden Nugget Lake Charles

28-3/1 The Home Show Lake Charles Civic Center

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21

Mardi Gras Merchants’ Parade Ryan St./Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles

28-3/1 Lake Area Classic McNeese Joe Miller Ballpark/Lake Charles

20 Live @ the Lakefront Concert Series Lake Charles Civic Center Outdoor Amphitheatre

21-23

The Snow Queen Lake Charles Little Theatre

22 311 Golden Nugget Lake Charles 22

Krewe of Barkus Parade Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheatre

22

Krewe of Omega Parade Downtown Lake Charles

22

McNeese Men’s & Women’s Basketball vs. New Orleans McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

22

World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off Lake Charles Civic Center

23

Mardi Gras Children’s Day & Parade Lake Charles Civic Center

23

Mardi Gras Zydeco Dance Lake Charles Civic Center

24

Lundi Gras Day Party Blue Martini – Golden Nugget Lake Charles

24

Mardi Gras Royal Gala Lake Charles Civic Center

25

Iowa Chicken Run KC Hall/Iowa

25

Mardi Gras Day

29

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Golden Nugget Lake Charles

29

LA State VEX Robotics Tournament Burton Event Complex/Lake Charles

21

Banners: Jeff Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza McNeese Bulber Auditorium/Lake Charles

Banners: Flying Balalaika Brothers McNeese Bulber Auditorium/Lake Charles

MARCH ........................................................

21-22 Lake Charles Civic Ballet Assemblé: Sleeping Beauty Lake Charles Civic Center

3-7 LHSAA Girls’ Basketball State Championships Burton Complex/Lake Charles

23-29 PGA Korn Ferry Tour: Lake Charles Championship Country Club at Golden Nugget Lake Charles

4

McNeese Women’s Basketball vs. Nicholls McNeese H&HP Complex/Lake Charles

25-29 “The Laramie Project” McNeese Tritico Theatre

5-7

Banners: Robin Spielberg Residency & Performance Banners at McNeese

5-8

TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour Lake Charles Civic Center

6

Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour Golden Nugget Lake Charles

27 Live @ the Lakefront Concert Series Lake Charles Civic Center Outdoor Amphitheatre

6-8

McNeese Baseball vs. ULM McNeese Joe Miller Ballpark/Lake Charles

27-28

7, 14, 21, 28 10

Charlestown Farmers Market (Downtown) 1911 Historic City Hall/Lake Charles

27-29 McNeese Baseball vs. Sam Houston State McNeese Joe Miller Ballpark/Lake Charles

McNeese Baseball vs. ULL McNeese Joe Miller Ballpark/Lake Charles

28

10-14

LHSAA Boys’ Basketball State Championships Burton Complex/Lake Charles

28 Chicago Golden Nugget Lake Charles

26

Chamber SWLA 2020 Expo Lake Charles Civic Center

26

33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition McNeese Grand Gallery/Lake Charles

SWLA Garden Expo Burton Event Complex/Lake Charles

Bowl For Kids’ Sake Petro Bowl/Lake Charles

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BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL March 13-15

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f you’re hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun, then the Black Heritage Festival is the place for you. The festivities begin with a Zydeco dance on Friday, March 13 at the KPC Hall starting at 9 p.m. Head to the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. for a day filled with entertainment, including a Talent Showcase, Hair/ Fashion/Makeup Showcase, a live performance by Bamboula 2000 Heritage Band and the Shining Star Dance Battle. The evening close out with a Freddie Jackson/Howard Hewitt concert at 8:30 p.m. And on Sunday, a Gospel Choir Musical will be held at 5 p.m. For more information, call 337-309-4720 or visit www.bhflc.org.

LIVE @ THE LAKEFRONT

March 13, 20 & 27

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re you ready, Lake Charles? The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA, in conjunction with the City of Lake Charles and other generous sponsors, will present the ninth season of Live @ the Lakefront, a free outdoor live music series taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center Arcade Amphitheater (900 Lakeshore Drive). The 2020 season will rock the lake from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, March 13, 20, and 27. Live @ the Lakefront brings Louisiana musicians and bands from both the local scene and from across the state to the stage. The event also offers an extensive openair art market, food trucks, and beverage booths for all ages. Festival-goers can spread a blanket on the amphitheater's grassy hill and listen to great music with the lakeshore scenery and cool weather as the perfect backdrop. This year, Live @ the Lakefront will

debut a new format with more bands, two stages, and a new VIP area. Live @ the Lakefront is a fundraiser for the Arts & Humanities Council with the proceeds from all beverage sales supporting the

arts through the efforts of the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA. For more details, contact the Arts Council at 439-2787 or visit www.artscouncilswla.org.

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PGA KORN FERRY TOUR LAKE CHARLES CHAMPIONSHIP March 23-29

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he Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web. com Tour) will debut its new Lake Charles Championship on March 23-29. The tournament will be played at The Country Club at Golden Nugget, with 156 players competing for a $600,000 purse. This marks the first of a five-year commitment to host the tour in Lake Charles. This exciting high-end community event is expected to draw a crowd of 30,000, which will greatly contribute to the economic vitality and quality of life in the greater Lake Charles area. Additionally, the tournament will be a fundraising entity for local non-profit organizations

supporting the advancement and health of the community. With 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season, the Korn Ferry Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR. Twenty-five TOUR cards are reserved for the leading points earners at the end of the 24-event Regular Season. Another 25 are up for grabs at the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals that follow the Regular Season in August and September. The Country Club at Golden Nugget is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by the award-winning Todd Eckenrode and Origins Golf Design. Located right on the

bayou, the course has miniverde greens and celebration tees, fairways and roughs. The contrast of the bayou, bunkers and greens make this a must-play for all. Practice rounds will be held on March 23-24, and the Pro-Am Official Tournament is on Wednesday, March 25. The Opening Round (Military Appreciation Day) is on March 26, followed by the second, third and final round, March 27, 28 and 29, respectfully. Live entertainment will also be featured on Friday and Saturday evening. For more information, go to LakeCharlesChampionship.com.

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IOWA RABBIT FESTIVAL March 19-21

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elebrating the economic and culinary impact rabbits have in Southwest Louisiana, the annual Iowa Rabbit Festival is a one-of-a-kind event. The festival will be held at Burton Complex, 7001 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles. The family-friendly event has some of the best music in the area from local Cajun favorites to regional headliners. Aside from the great music, there is also a rabbit cook-off competition, which is an assortment of dishes that must contain at least 50% rabbit. Don’t miss out on the rabbit show and carnival rides! All proceeds from the festival support the community of Iowa and various youth organizations, schools and not for profit groups. Festival hours are Thursday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. (free gate night - carnival only), Friday 5 p.m. - midnight and Saturday from 10 a.m.-midnight. Carnival tickets are sold at an additional cost. For more information, visit www.iowarabbitfestival.org.

LAKE CHARLES CIVIC CENTER BALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY March 21-22

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ake Charles Civic Ballet (LCCB) presents Assemblé 2020 – The Sleeping Beauty, March 21-22, 2020 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Sleeping Beauty is the classic tale of Princess Aurora, cursed into a deep sleep, and awakened by the kiss of a prince. Based on the Kirov Ballet, this LCCB production boasts original choreography by Artistic Director, Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough and several Civic Ballet alumni. Accompanying the dancers of LCCB is the Lake Charles Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor William G. Rose. With stunning sets by Fred Stark, lavish costumes by the late Raedelle Robbins, and live performance of the Tchaikovsky score, this is a mustsee event!

The name Assemblé [a-sahnBLAY] is French for 'to come together' and was carefully chosen as it aptly describes the spirit and goal of LCCB's collaboration with the Southwest Louisiana arts community to create a show that will fuse ballet, music and original choreography into a memorable experience for all audiences. Performances for Assemblé 2020 – The Sleeping Beauty will be held at the Rosa Hart Theatre, 900 Lakeshore Drive. Tickets are available by contacting the Civic Center Box Office/Ticketmaster at 337-491-1432 or ticketmaster.com.

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FOR THE KIDS – FAMILY ACTIVITIES:

Southwest Louisiana is a family-oriented destination with a myriad of activities for children. Here’s a quick list of things for families with children to do. Check out the Calendar Section of the Visitors Guide on pages 30-31 or contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 456-SWLA for more information.

Lake Charles Adventure Cove/Ward 3 Recreation 3210 Power Center Pkwy. 337-990-0112 . First barrier free playground in the area; provides access to children of all abilities. Has splash pad and one of only ten Freedom Swings in the U.S. Ward 3 Recreation has an indoor walking track, basketball courts and other activity rooms, offering recreational sports throughout the year. Altitude Trampoline Park 3009 Gerstner Memorial Hwy., (337) 602-6650 World’s premier trampoline facilities that offer fun and exercise for people of all ages. Children’s Museum (hands-on activities), see p. 48. Club Tabby, LLC 1427 W. Prien Lake Road (337) 478-3600. Party place, kids haircuts, make over, pedicure, and stuff a pet. Imperial Calcasieu Museum (area history), see p. 48. Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu (Mardi Gras History), see p. 48. Millennium Park/Bord du Lac Park 1100 Bord Du Lac Drive, (337) 491-1280 Petro Bowl 630 Petro Point Drive, (337) 477-7554. 48 lanes of bowling. Prien Lake Park 3700 W. Prien Lake Road, (337) 721-3540. Picnic grounds, boat launch, playground and sprayground for kids. Putt-Putt Fun Center 620 Petro Point Drive, (337) 480-1954. Two 18-hole courses and four batting cages. USS Orleck, see p. 48.

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Wheelers Family Entertainment, 1130 Hwy. 171 N, Moss Bluff (337) 855-3234. Skating, laser tag, trikes and games. Open Fri. & Sat. 6:30-11 p.m.

Sulphur Bayou Games Paintball Complex, 618 Kim St., (337) 214-5001 Brimstone Museum (area history), see p. 48. SPAR Aquatic & Recreation Center, 933 W. Parish Road, (337) 527-2500 Water park, olympic size swimming pool, basketball courts, etc. Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point 2740 Ruth Street, (337) 502-4358. Kick off your Creole Nature Trail journey at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point—a free, fun attraction that immerses you in nature and Louisiana’s unique culture. Open Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m-5pm, Sat.-Sun. 8:30 a.m-4 p.m.

DeQuincy DeQuincy Railroad Museum (railroad history), see p.48. DeQuincy Railroad Park, 400 Lake Charles Avenue (for satellite navigation, enter 110 Lake Charles Avenue, DeQuincy, LA 70633) (337) 786-2823, Tues-Sat: 10 am-5pm. Playground, picnic tables. LindseyJanies.com

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DeQuincy Town Hall Museum, see p.48. DeQuincy Skate Park, 402 Cole Street

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MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY BANNERS CULTURAL SEASON

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very spring, McNeese State University washes away the winter blues with the annual Banners Cultural Series. Featuring national and international performers ranging from lecturers and films to musical and dance performers, this year’s series offers something for the whole family. The series includes the Leyla McCalla Quartet on March 13; Elias Faingersh, "Solo from the Pit" on March 14; Jeff

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Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza on March 20; Flying Balalaika Brothers on March 21; 33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition on March 26; JunNk on April 3; "90 Lies an Hour" by Paul Strickland on April 23 and many more. So, no matter what you are in the mood

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GO GREEN

This golfing destination, featuring lush scenery that makes the area one of the most beautiful in the country, becomes a picturesque backdrop while locals and visitors vie for lower scores and pleasant times. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional, these courses offer excellent conditions and Southern hospitality. In keeping with Cajun tradition, a friendly atmosphere encompasses the challenging golf found on Calcasieu Parish’s golf courses.

GOLF COURSES CONTRABAND BAYOU GOLF CLUB® AT L’AUBERGE CASINO RESORT 777 Avenue L’Auberge, I-210 Exit #4 Nelson Rd., (337) 395-7220 www.mylauberge.com Hours: Daily, 6am to Dusk Unique, public 7, 077 yard, par-71 championship Tom Fazio-designed course. Natural vegetation lines 8 lakes to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Named “Best Course” and “Best Secret” by Texas Golfer magazine; “most notable debut and most worthy designs” by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine; “2011, 2012 & 2013 Best Places to Play in Louisiana,” “2011 Best Public Access Course” and one of the “2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Best Casino Courses” and “2014 & 2015 Best Places to Stay” by Golfweek Magazine. Also awarded the 2011 Gold Tee Award for overall excellence and quality by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. Pro shop; driving range; locals rates. COUNTRY CLUB AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. (337) 508-4653 www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.- Dusk An 18-hole, par 72 course designed by the award-winning Todd Eckinrode and Origins Golf Designs. Located on the Contraband Bayou, this 15 acre treasure has miniverde greens and celebration tees, fairways and roughs surrounded with Spartina, Patens and Muhly grass. The contrast of the bayou, native areas and greens are a must see and play for all. GRAY PLANTATION GOLF COURSE 6150 Graywood Pkwy, Lake Charles (337) 562-1663; Golfing / Pro Shop www.grayplantationgolf.com Hours: Daily, 7am to Dusk Gray Plantation promises you a day of unparalleled golf anywhere in the country. Our most prestigious award is a ranking on Golf Digest’s Top 100 Public Courses. Conditioning and clubhouse amenities are superior, adding to the total enjoyment of your day. Now is the time for you to “Play the Gray.”

MALLARD COVE GOLF COURSE 4300 Mallard Cove St., Lake Charles (337) 491-1204 www.cityoflakecharles.com Hours: Daily, Dawn to 30 minutes before dusk. No tee times after noon on Tuesday Mallard Cove is a championship layout design with women’s, senior, medium and championship tees. The municipal course features 25 large bunkers and water hazards on 12 of the 18 holes. The course rating is 73.0, and the slope is 128. Hosts all Lake Charles’ City Championships. Don’t pass up the golf course considered ‘Best Value!’ It’s a wonderful golf course, in great shape and excellent prices, with a beautiful clubhouse! It’s more than just a municipal course! FRASCH PARK GOLF COURSE 400 Picard Rd., Sulphur, (337) 527-2515 www.sulphurparks.com Golf Course-sunrise to sunset, Pro Shop-Daily 6:30am - 6:30pm The 6,267-yard public course at Sulphur’s Frasch Park is an 18-hole, par 71 golf course, completed in 1966. Frasch Park is a pretty course to play because there are mature trees throughout the entire design. The terrain is fairly flat with a meandering waterway that runs through the course. NATIONAL GOLF CLUB OF LOUISIANA 1400 National Drive, Westlake (337) 433-2255 www.nationalgcla.com Open daily sunrise to sunset The 18 hole, par-72 course, designed by David Bennett, is set in a mature growth pine forest, featuring an abundance of water hazards, preserved wetlands, roughly 90 bunkers and is part of a new high-end, residential community. There are five sets of tees with yardage ranging from 5,267 to 6,946 yards. Open daily, and tee times are accepted 10-14 days in advance.

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B A R S & N I G H TC LU B S , CO F F E E S H O P S , A N D G A M I N G Bars & Nightclubs Bad Apple Saloon 3436 Ryan St., Lake Charles Bar 46 Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. Blue Martini Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. Cajun’s Wharf 3500 Ryan St., Lake Charles Cigar Club/C.C. Vapor 1700 E. Prien Lake Rd. #5, Lake Charles Cowboys 5329 Common St., Lake Charles Crying Eagle Brewing Co. 1165 E McNeese St., Lake Charles Darrell’s 119 West College St., Lake Charles Ember Grille & Wine Bar SM L’Auberge Casino Resort, 777 Ave. L’Auberge, Lake Charles Frosty Factory 4688 Common St., Lake Charles Gator Lounge Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, 2717 Delta Downs Dr., Vinton

Globar L’Auberge Casino Resort 777 Ave. L’Auberge, Lake Charles H2O Pool + Bar Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. Ice Bar Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. Jack Daniel’s® Bar & Grill L’Auberge Casino Resort, 777 Ave. L’Auberge, Lake Charles The L Bar L’Auberge Casino Resort, 777 Ave. L’Auberge, Lake Charles Loggerheads Bar 3748 Hwy. 3059, Lake Charles Lone Wolf Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel 100 Westlake Ave., Westlake Luna Bar & Grill 719 Ryan St., Lake Charles Martini’s 2116 Ryan St., Lake Charles Meek's Lounge 409 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles My Place American Pub 630 W. Prien Lake Rd.,Lake Charles O.B.’s Bar & Grill 1301 Ryan St., Lake Charles On the Rocks 817 E. McNeese St., Lake Charles

Pappy’s Sports Pub 2627 Ryan St., Lake Charles

Stellar Beans 319 Broad St., Lake Charles

Rikenjaks 3716 Ryan St., Lake Charles

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RUSH Lounge Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd.

Coffee & Tea Shops Chez Caffé 127 W. College St., Lake Charles Common Grounds Sit & Chill Coffee House 619 Ryan St., Lake Charles Joe Muggs Coffee 2934 Ryan St., Lake Charles (inside Books-A-Million) PJ’s Coffee 3625 Nelson Rd., Lake Charles Soleil Cafe 645 Maple St., Sulphur Starbucks Coffee 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. Inside Golden Nugget Lake Charles 496 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles Coffee inside Prien Lake Mall 4750 Nelson Rd., Lake Charles 2124 Country Club Rd., Lake Charles Inside Kroger 1421 Beglis Pkwy, Sulphur Inside Kroger 4055 Ryan St., Lake Charles 339 W Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel 2717 Delta Downs Drive, Vinton Horseracing, slot machines, off-track betting Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. (1-210 Exit 4), Lake Charles Dockside casino, live entertainment, spa, pool, and golf. Isle of Capri Casino Hotel 100 Westlake Avenue (1-10 Exit 27), Westlake Dockside casino, live entertainment L’Auberge Casino Resort SM 777 Avenue L’Auberge (1-210 Exit 4), Lake Charles Dockside casino, live entertainment, spa and golf Lucky Longhorn Casino 2374 Hwy. 109 S., Vinton Casino, restaurant and live entertainment/nightclub and arena

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LAKE CHARLES AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN 3411 Broad St. (337) 990-5607 AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES 3231 Lake St. (337) 477-4230

HOWARD JOHNSON INN 825 Broad St. (337) 436-4311

SUPER 10 335 Hwy. 171 (337) 433-1773

HOMETEL INN 2033 Ruth St. (337) 888-3226

LAQUINTA INN & SUITES 1201 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 478-9889

TOWNEPLACE SUITES 2985 L’Auberge Blvd. (337) 477-5824

HOMETOWNE STUDIOS 104 Mallard St. (337) 625-5923

L’AUBERGE CASINO RESORT 777 Avenue L’Auberge (337) 395-7777

TRU BY HILTON 1220 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 564-6878

MOTEL 6 2022 Ruth St. (337) 527-8146

WINGATE BY WYNDHAM 1731 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 502-5112

QUALITY SUITES SULPHUR 320 S. Cities Service Hwy. (337) 626-7000

WOODSPRING SUITES 3202 N. Power Centre Pkwy. (337) 564-6966

RED ROOF INN 2619 S. Ruth St. (337) 527-1000

SULPHUR A+ MOTEL & RV PARK 4631 Hwy. 27 S. (337) 583-2631

STUDIO 6 EXTENDED STAY 112 Dennis Ave. (337) 564-5780

BEST WESTERN BAYOU INN MOTEL 6 1320 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. 921 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. (337) 990-5325 (337) 491-1000 BEST WESTERN PLUS MOTEL 6 ON THE BAYOU PRIEN LAKE INN & SUITES 1101 W. Prien Lake Rd. 1245 E. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 474-5151 (337) 477-5900 OASIS INN CANDLEWOOD SUITES 1000 N. Lakeshore Dr. 1105 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 494-7270 (337) 478-8008 QUALITY INN & SUITES COMFORT INN 3211 Venture Park Dr. 607 E. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 480-0898 (337) 478-4650 QUALITY SUITES COMFORT SUITES 401 Lakeshore Dr. 1016 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. (337) 439-2444 (337) 436-6400 RED ROOF INN & SUITES COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 269 Hwy. 397 2995 L’Auberge Blvd. (337) 990-0165 (337) 477-5020 RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT DAYS INN 1591 W. Prien Lake Rd. 1212 N. Lakeshore Dr. (337) 474-1772 (337) 433-9461 RICHMOND SUITES HOTEL DELUXE INN 2600 Moeling St. 3900 Hwy. 90 E. (337) 433-5213 (337) 433-1024 SCOTTISH INN & SUITES ECONO LODGE 351 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. 2700 E. Broad St. (337) 433-8291 (337) 721-8001 GOLDEN NUGGET 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. (844) 777-4653 HAMPTON INN 3175 Holly Hill Rd. (337) 480-6443

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT 1551 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 474-1112 STAYBRIDGE SUITES 1100 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 477-7474

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LAKE CHARLES SOUTH STUDIO 6 2607 Admiral King St. 1150 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 602-6475 (337) 564-6877 SUNRISE INN HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 5390 Hwy. 90 E. HOTELS & SUITES 402 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. (337) 437-8339 (337) 491-6600

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES 2940 Lake St. (337) 310-7700 HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON 1200 W. Prien Lake Rd. (337) 990-5330

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AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN 307 Garrett St. (337) 287-4828 BAYMONT INN & SUITES 325 Arena Rd. (337) 313-6018

SUPER 8 101 Mallard St. (337) 626-8800 WINGATE BY WYNDHAM 300 Arena Rd. (337) 527-5151

LONGHORN TRUCK & CAR PLAZA 2374 Hwy. 109 S. (337) 589-5647 IOWA HOWARD JOHNSON EXPRESS 107 E. Frontage Rd. (337) 582-2440 LAQUINTA INN & SUITES 204 W. Frontage Rd. (337) 582-2261

BED & BREAKFAST LAKE CHARLES AUNT RUBY’S BED & BREAKFAST 504 Pujo St. (337) 430-0603

CAMPGROUND/RV PARKS LAKE CHARLES BAYOU OAKS RV PARK 3403 Broad St. (337) 602-6043 BIG LAKE RV PARK 8630 Big Lake Rd (337) 477-1581

BEST WESTERN PLUS EXECUTIVE HOTEL & SUITES 1200 Pintail St. (337) 625-9000

WESTLAKE ISLE OF CAPRI CASINO HOTEL INN AND TOWER 100 Westlake Ave. (337) 430-2400

CANDLEWOOD SUITES 320 Arena Rd. (337) 528-5777

LAQUINTA INN & SUITES 1008 Sampson St. (337) 660-2525

COUNTRY OAKS RV PARK 6336 East Opelousas St. (337) 497-0025

COMFORT SUITES 2505 Hwy. 108 S. (337) 625-6448

THE MULBERRY HOTEL 917 Mulberry St. (337) 214-1677

THE GATES AT MCNEESE 2130 E. McNeese St. (337) 244-8048

DEQUINCY HERITAGE PLACE HOTEL & SUITES 1028 East Fourth Street (337) 786-2919

I-10 RV RESORT 583 - I 10 MOBILE VILLAGE RD. (337) 433-2077

CRESENT VIEW LODGING 700 W Napoleon St. (337) 888-3053 DAYS INN SULPHUR - WEST 2600 S. Ruth St. (337) 527-8303 DAYS INN SULPHUR 108 Dennis Ave. (337) 312-0108 FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES 2615 Ruth St. (337) 528-2629 HAMPTON INN BY HILTON 210 Henning Dr. (337) 527-0000

SUPER 8 INN & SUITES 1004 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. HOLIDAY INN SULPHUR (337) 310-7666 330 Arena Rd. (337) 527-0858 SUPER 8 MOTEL 1350 E. Prien Lake Rd. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUITES (337) 477-1606 102 Mallard St. (337) 625-2500

RED OAK INN 1575 West 4th St. (337) 786-3890 VINTON BEST WESTERN CASINO INN 2466 Toomey Road (337) 551-6350 COBBLESTONE INN & SUITES 2002 Corporate Drive (337) 589-9420 DELTA DOWNS RACETRACK CASINO & HOTEL 2717 Delta Downs Dr. (337) 589-7441

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COOLING SPRINGS RV PARK 5595 Hwy. 90 East (337) 433-4187

JEAN LAFITTE RV PARK 2101 Pujol Rd. (337) 439-2080 K&P RV PARK 7874 Nelson Rd. (337) 602-6141 KERSHAW’S CAJUN VILLAGE 3401 E. Prien Lake Road (337) 477-4915 LITTLE LAKE CHARLES RV RESORT 4200 Luke Powers Rd. (337) 433-1114 OSPREY LAKES RV PARK 7143 Big Lake Rd. (337) 764-6914


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L O D G I N G ( Co n t i n u e d ) PARADISE RV PARK 1986 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy. (337) 905-8616

WHITE OAK PARK 5584 River Road (337) 721-3540

LAKELAND RV PARK 2010 Patton St. (337) 625-2224

PARADISE RV PARK 2 165 Reeves Rd. (337) 905-8616

SULPHUR A+ MOTEL & RV PARK 4631 Hwy. 27 S. (337) 583-2631

MAPLEWOOD PLACE PARK 400 Arvel Loop (337) 888-3002

PARKSIDE MARINA 2735 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy. CALCASIEU RIVER RV PARK (337) 855-7591 1080 EDWARD RD. (337) 842-1631 SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK CHOUPIQUE RV PARK 107 Sutherland Rd. 7657 Hwy. 27 S. (337) 855-2665 (337) 583-8439 SPACIOUS LIVING RV PARK HIDDEN PONDS RV PARK 3066 Hwy. 3059 1201 Ravia Rd. (318) 669-4865 (337) 583-4709 TWELVE OAKS RV PARK HOLBROOK PARK 2736 Conoco St. 1868 Holbrook Park Rd. (337) 439-2916 (337) 721-3540 TWELVE PALMS RV PARK INTRACOASTAL PARK DOWNTOWN 7955 Intracoastal Park Rd. 2323 Broad St. (337) 721-3540 (337) 419-1806

WINGATE RV PARK 1202 Henning Dr. (337) 625-9541 WESTLAKE BAYOU MARINO RV PARK 2200 Carlin Dr. (337 ) 540-1736 LLOYD’S COUNTRY STORE RV PARK 318 Phillips Rd. (337) 540-3925 WHISPERING MEADOW RV PARK 3210 Westwood Rd. (337) 433-8188

DEQUINCY WOODLAKE PARK ESTATES 1600 West 4th St. (337) 660-4544 VINTON BENDER OAKS RV PARK 1984 Frontage Rd. (337) 244-1339 CAJUN OASIS RV RESORT 3380 SAND PIT RD. (337) 589-8111 LONGHORN TRUCK & CAR PLAZA 2374 Hwy 109 S. (337) 589-5647 NIBLETTS BLUFF PARK 3409 Niblett’s Bluff Rd. (337) 589-7117 PARADISE RV & CABIN RESORT 2466 Toomey Rd. (337) 551-6352

TEXAS PELICAN RV PARK 2219 Old Hwy. 90 (337) 589-5239 V RV PARK 1514 Azema St. (1-10 Exit 8) (337) 589-2300 IOWA BLUE HERON RV PARK 601 W. HWY 90 (337) 508-0600 CYPRESS BEND RV PARK 717 N. Thompson Ave. (337) 582-1722 HAYES LORRAIN PARK 7803 Lorrain Rd. (337) 721-3540 STARKS ALLIGATOR PARK 5316 Alligator Park Rd. (337) 721-3540 For more information, visit www.visitlakecharles.org.

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MUSEUMS PRESERVING THE MAGIC Southwest Louisiana is rich in history and imagination. Four museums in the Lake Charles area give visitors a chance to see the magic of the Mardi Gras Museum with the largest display of Mardi Gras costumes in the world; the hands-on Children's Museum, complete with interactive displays to stimulate young minds; and the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, transporting visitors back to a bygone era, also check out the USS Orleck Naval Museum! In nearby Sulphur, the Henning Cultural Center, part of the Brimstone Museum Complex has rotating exhibits; and in DeQuincy, the Railroad Museum showcases the town's heritage along with the Town Hall Museum.

MUSEUMS Children’s Museum

LAKE CHARLES CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 327 Broad St., (337) 433-9420 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm www.swlakids.org Children and Adults - $9; Senior Citizens (55 and Older) - $7 Infants (23 months and under) - Free; Active Duty Military & Dependents with ID - $7.50. Call for group rates. Dozens of interactive exhibits featuring science, role-playing and art activities.

Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

IMPERIAL CALCASIEU MUSEUM 204 W. Sallier St., (337) 439-3797 Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm www.imperialcalcasieumuseum.org $5 adults, $2 children & seniors, $3 military with ID, school students with ID - free Extensive historic objects and artifacts collection and rotating exhibits in a fine art gallery. Designed to encourage visual arts, enhance arts appreciation and preserve the history and culture of the region. Home of the 375+ year-old Sallier Oak. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM OF IMPERIAL CALCASIEU Inside Central School - 2nd Floor, East Wing, 809 Kirby St., (337) 430-0043 Tues-Sat 1pm-5pm $10 adults, $5 youth and Senior Citizens (50+). Group rates are available. Largest Mardi Gras costume display in the world, history of Mardi Gras and king cakes, costume design, parade float to climb aboard. The museum also includes animatronics to tell the history of Mardi Gras.

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USS ORLECK NAVAL MUSEUM 604 N. Enterprise Blvd., (337) 214-7447 Office Hours: M-F (office): 10am3:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm • Tours Available: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-4:30pm $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (60+), $5 Active Duty Military with ID; $5 Children (6-12) Free for 5 years and under. Group rates available. www.orleck.org Historic Naval Museum featuring the USS Orleck DD886 WWII destroyer which served during the close of WWII through the Vietnam era.

SULPHUR BRIMSTONE MUSEUM COMPLEX 900 S. Huntington, (337) 527-0357 Mon-Fri 10am-noon & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-2 pm www.brimstonemuseum.org Learn about the history of Sulphur with the new exhibit at the Brimstone Museum. Rotating exhibits at the Henning Cultural Center.

DEQUINCY DEQUINCY RAILROAD MUSEUM 400 Lake Charles Ave., (337) 786-2823 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm www.dequincyrailroadmuseum.com Original townsite in 1895 at the intersection of two major railroads. 1913 steam locomotive, passenger car, a caboose and other railroad artifacts are on display. DEQUINCY TOWN HALL MUSEUM 218 E. Fourth St., (337) 786-6451 Tues-Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm Newport Industries museum and memorabilia. Wall of Honor paying tribute to locals who have served in the US military services.


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Take time to soak in the arts at some of the downtown galleries in Lake Charles and Sulphur. There are many galleries and exhibits to see, so don’t rush, just relax and take in the sights. Galleries featuring rotating exhibits range from local artists to national and international exhibits. There is always something new to see whenever you visit.

GALLERIES ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA 809 Kirby St., Ste. 202, Lake Charles, (337) 439-2787 In Historic Central School Arts & Humanities Center Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, www.artscouncilswla.org ALEXANDER ART STUDIO 900 Ryan Street, Ste. 101 & 102, Lake Charles, (337) 433-2299 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sundays by appointment. www.alexanderartstudio.com, candice@alexanderartstudio.com Louisiana’s finest art! Original paintings & amazing gifts! ART ASSOCIATES GALLERY 809 Kirby St., Ste. 208, Lake Charles, (337) 439-ARTS In Historic Central School Arts & Humanities Center Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Closed for lunch, www.artassociates.org Monthly rotating exhibits by a variety of artists. BLACK HERITAGE GALLERY 1001 Ryan St., Lake Charles, (337) 488-0567, www.bhflc.org (Inside 1911 Historic City Hall) Tues-Sat 10am-6pm. Among 26 initial sites on Louisiana’s AfricanAmerican Heritage Trail. The gallery’s mission is to champion and nurture artists at all stages of their career and to lead a diverse audience in discovering works of art by African-American artists.

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ALA GALLERY BY THE LAKE 1001 Ryan St., Lake Charles, (337) 436-1008 (Inside 1911 Historic City Hall) Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, GallerybytheLake.org Membership-managed gallery providing a space for a community of visual artists to create, interact and exhibit. GRAND GALLERY MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY 4205 Ryan St., Lake Charles, Shearman Fine Arts Center Annex (800) 622-3352, (337) 475-5060, www.mcneeseartonline.org Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Closed on weekends & university holidays. Rotating exhibits by well-known artists as well as university faculty and students. HISTORIC CITY HALL ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER 1001 Ryan St., Lake Charles, Presented by the City of Lake Charles Corner of Ryan and Kirby Streets, (337) 491-9147 Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm, free admission. Rotating national touring art exhibits of great significance. Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 8am-noon. HENNING CULTURAL CENTER 923 S. Ruth St., Sulphur, (337) 527-0357 Mon-Fri 10am-noon & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm www.henningculturalcenter.org, www.brimstonemuseum.org Local artists’ works and traveling exhibits are displayed.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AWAIT!

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Several parks in the area provide the perfect spot to have a picnic, snap pictures of wildlife or just enjoy the scenery. Fresh, brackish and saltwater fishing are excellent year round, so you can “catch the big one.” Below is a list of parks and beaches where you can enjoy the great outdoors.

PARKS AND BEACHES

Creole Nature Trail All-American Road Leisurely discover this internationally recognized scenic byway as it meanders through marshes, prairies and along natural Gulf beaches replete with wildlife in their natural habitat. Have your camera ready to capture world-class bird and alligator populations as well as stunning scenery right from your vehicle. Feeling a little more adventurous? Explore several walkways right into the marsh, shell along more than 26 miles of beach, fish for speckled trout and redfish, or catch your own fresh Louisiana blue crabs. For more information visit www.CreoleNatureTrail.org. Download the free personal tour app, by searching “creole” in your app store.

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Explore natural, sand beaches right along the Gulf of Mexico. Perfect for shelling, picnicking or family fun in the sun. Visit CreoleNatureTrail.org for details.

SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK 107 Sutherland Rd. off of Hwy 378 in Moss Bluff, (337) 855-2665 (888) 677-7264, www.lastateparks.com Sun-Thurs 6am-9pm (gate), 8am-5pm (office); Fri & Sat 6am - 10pm (gate), 8am10pm (office). Visitors pay $3 per person entry fee; free for 3 & under and 62 & older. Camping sites range from $20-$28 per night and cabins are $85-$95. Lodges cost $175/ night Sunday – Thursday and $225/night Friday – Saturday. Tax & transaction fee not included in rental fee. Featuring 1,087 acres of lakes, trees, vistas, rivers and streams, Sam Houston Jones State Park is an excellent spot for bird watching with nearly 200 species brought in by the migratory patterns in the spring and fall. Also 5 hiking and biking trails. NIBLETT’S BLUFF PARK At the end of Niblett’s Bluff Rd. off Highway 109 / Exit 4 in Vinton. (337) 589-7117, niblettsbluffpark.com, Daily 10am-6pm (office), 6am-10pm (park).

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History of the bluff dates back more than two hundred years. One of the more significant events was during the Civil War when Niblett’s Bluff became an Encampment. Among all this history is excellent fishing, camping, bird watching and hiking opportunities.

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NORTH BEACH On the north shore of the lake right off I-10, Exit 29 for eastbound travelers and Exit 30A for westbound travelers. (800) 456-7952 or City Parks & Recreation (337) 491-1280 Open daily dawn–dusk year round

LAKEFRONT PROMENADE/ BORD DU LAC MARINA Along the northern and eastern shores of Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952 and City Parks & Recreation, (337) 491-1280 The Lakefront Promenade boasts a cobblestone path along the lake complete with custom lighting and seating. Enjoy the Louisiana Landing Fountain, featuring a one-of-a-kind bronze geese sculpture. Conveniently located behind the Lake Charles Civic Center, it is walking distance from Bord du Lac Marina, Millennium Park and the PPG Sprayground. PRIEN LAKE PARK 3700 West Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles (337) 721-3540 29-acre park on Prien Lake featuring walking paths with measurement markings, canoe and boat launches, kids playground and sprayground water park, numerous picnic areas, amphitheatre, two pavilions and free Wi-Fi.


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CREOLE NATURE TRAIL ADVENTURE POINT SMILES AWAY FROM ORDINARY

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or a hands-on opportunity to taste, smell, and see Southwest Louisiana’s culture, make plans to visit Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point. Located at the western gateway of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road in Sulphur, Adventure Point features interactive exhibits on the local bayous, marshes, prairies, Gulf wildlife, Creole and Cajun cuisine, and Zydeco and Cajun music. Guests can smell the mouth-watering aromas of Cajun cooking and “play along” with Zydeco and Cajun instruments. Kids can practice their crabbing skills and hear the ducks quack and birds chirp as they move through the colorful dioramas. Professional Adventure Guides are on hand to lend their expertise as visitors begin their exploration of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Adventure Point is open seven days a week at 2740 Ruth Street in Sulphur. Find more information at www.AdventurePoint.info. LindseyJanies.com

CREOLE

NATURE TRAIL ALL-AMERICAN ROAD

The Creole Nature Trail is a scenic byway, meaning you can see amazing sites on/from the road itself. Along the Creole Nature Trail there are four wildlife refuges – each with great ways to see and reconnect with nature. Check them out!

Cameron Prairie National Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Refuge 1428 Highway 27 Bell City LA 70630 (337) 598-2216 www.visitlakecharles.org/ cameron-prairie-nwr Engage in wildlife exploration at the Visitors Center which features hands-on interpretive exhibits, talking dioramas as well as multiple over-water boardwalks. Open during daylight hours. Pintail Wildlife Drive, just south of the visitor center, is a three mile driving loop which features a half-mile accessible boardwalk into freshwater marsh and is an excellent location for nature photography. Open daily during daylight hours.

For more information on the Creole Nature Trail or any of our outdoor adventures visit CreoleNatureTrail.org or call 337-436-9588.

209 Nature Road Lake Arthur, LA 70549 (337) 774-5923 www.visitlakecharles.org/ lacassine-nwr Self-guided wildlife drive around the 16,000-acre freshwater impoundment known as “The Pool.” Open during daylight hours for excellent bird and wildlife viewing.

Download the free Creole Nature Trail self-guided video tour. Search "Creole" in your app store.

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge

3000 Holly Beach Highway Hackberry , LA 70645 (337) 762-3816 www.visitlakecharles.org/ sabine-nwr Explore Wetland Walkway, a 1.5 mile (loop) accessible walking trail right into the marsh including a 2-story observation tower for panoramic views; Blue Goose Trail which features a 1 mile paved walking trail to the western edge of Lake Calcasieu; as well as three recreation areas for crabbing and fishing, Hog Island Gully, Blue Crab and West Cove. All locations open daily during daylight hours.

5476 Grand Chenier Hwy. Grand Chenier, LA 70643 (337) 491-2593 www.visitlakecharles.org/ rockefeller-refuge A five-mile drive into Rockefeller Refuge, Price Lake Nature Drive (Closed December 1-March 1 each year for migratory waterfowl), offers an excellent opportunity to view alligators, shore and wading birds as well as fish, crab and shrimp (with appropriate licensing.) Open daily, dawn to dusk.

Watch our video featuring the

CREOLE NATURE TRAIL!

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VISITORS GUIDE MAP OF ADVERTISERS A Piece of Cake ............................... 1 America's Best Value Inn ................. 2 Baymont Inn & Suites - Sulphur ...... 3 Baymont Inn & Suites ...................... 4 Best Western ................................... 5 Best Western - Sulphur ................... 6 Boiling Point..................................... 7 Candlewood Suites.......................... 8 Chick-Fil-A ....................................... 9 Comfort Inn .................................... 10 Courtyard by Marriot .......................11 Crave ............................................. 12 Crying Eagle Brewery .................... 13 Days Inn - Sulphur ......................... 14 Delta Downs .................................. 15 Deluxe Inn ..................................... 16 Econolodge.................................... 17 Francis Fitz-Gerald Jewelry ........... 18 Golden Nugget .............................. 19 Grosse Savanne ............................ 20

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Hokus Pokus ................................. 21 Holiday Inn & Suites - LC .............. 22 Holiday Inn Express - Sulphur ....... 23 Holiday Inn Express - LC ............... 24 Holliers........................................... 25 Isle of Capri ................................... 26 LaQuinta Inn & Suites.................... 27 Lake Charles Carriages ................. 28 L'auberge....................................... 29 Lake Charles American Press ....... 30 Lake Charles Regional Airport ....... 31 Lake Charles Vapor ....................... 32 Leonard's Food Quarters............... 33 Luna Bar & Grill ............................. 34 Motel 6 ........................................... 35 Mulberry Hotel ............................... 36 Nina P's ......................................... 37 Oasis Inn & Suites ......................... 38 Pat's of Henderson ........................ 39 Pit Grill ........................................... 40

Pizza Artista ................................... 41 Pizza Artista ................................... 41 Popeye's ........................................ 42 Popeye's ........................................ 42 Quality Inn - Sulphur ...................... 43 Quality Inn Sulphur ...................... 43 Quality Suites ................................ 44 Quality Suites ................................ 44 Red Roof Inn ................................. 45 RedSpice Roof.............................. Inn ................................. 45 Southern 46 Southern Spice .............................. 46 Staybridge Suites .......................... 47 Staybridge Suites .......................... 47 Steamboat Bills.............................. 48 Steamboat Bills.............................. 48 Sunrise Inn .................................... 49 Sunrise Inn .................................... 49 Swamp & River Tours .................... 50 Swamp & River Tours .................... 50 SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau 51 SWLA Convention & Albergo Visitors Bureau 51 The Bank Hotel - L'Banca 52 The Bank HotelSteakhouse - L'Banca Albergo 52 The Regatta Seafood 53 TheStore.............................. Regatta Seafood Steakhouse 53 The Wine 54 The Wine Store.............................. 54 Tia Juanita's................................... 55 Tia Juanita's ................................... 55 Towneplace Suites......................... 56 Suites......................... 56 Tru byTowneplace Hilton .................................. 57 by Hilton .................................. 57 U.S.S.Tru Orleck ................................. 58 U.S.S. Orleck ................................. 58 Wingate Inn ................................... 59 Wingate Inn ................................... 59

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Burton Coliseum .......................................................60 Chennault International Airport .................................61 Historic District..........................................................62 Lake Charles Civic Center ........................................63 McNeese State University ........................................64 McNeese Football, Baseball & Track Stadium ......... 65 Port of Lake Charles .................................................66 Sam Houston Jones State Park ............................... 67

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