Lake Charles Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Lake Charles; our list of the best things to see, including Expressions, Children's Museum and Sallier Oak.
  • Expressions

    3204 Ryan Street
    Fragrances, jewelry, shoes, purses, fleur de lis items, and home decor.
  • Children's Museum

    327 Broad Street
    Three floors of hands-on, educational exhibits in a family atmosphere. Features many exhibits including television studio, shopping market, toddler area, and several science exhibits.
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  • Sallier Oak

    204 West Sallier Street
    This 375 year old live oak tree marked the corner of early resident Charles Sallier's property and is thought to be the 3rd oldest live oak in Louisiana. It stretches to create a canopy with some branches sagging all the way to the ground.
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  • L'Auberge Du Lac Casino

    777 Avenue L'Auberge
    Resort hotel, golf club, 8 restaurants, spa, pool with lazy river, live entertainment, coffee shop, gelato shop, and shopping.
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  • 505 Imports

    1776 W. Prien Lake Road
    Prien Lake Road (Target shopping center), ☎ 337-480-6505. Exotic imported furniture, accessories and gifts from all over the world.
  • SWLA Convention and Visitor's Bureau

    1205 N. Lakeshore Drive
    Lakeshore Drive (Off of I-10 at the downtown exit), ☎ 337-436-9588. The CVB is an attractive new building that looks out over the Lake and provides visitors with info, maps, calendars, and brochures covering the Southwest region of Louisiana. There is a deck to relax with some free coffee, a gift shop with unique Louisiana finds, and even an alligator pond! They will tell you about driving tours of the area and events that are going on.
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  • Historic City Hall

    1001 Ryan Street
    Restored building which hosts three floors of gallery space for traveling exhibitions. Permanent exhibition of the Great Fire of 1910 which destroyed the building before it was rebuilt in 1911.
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  • Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

    809 Kirby Street
    Largest Mardi Gras costume display in the world, history of Mardi Gras and king cakes, costume design, parade float to climb aboard.
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  • Isle of Capri Casino

    100 Westlake Ave
    Two casinos, two hotels, four restaurants, live music and entertainment.
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  • Cigar Club

    1700 E. Prien Lake Road
    Prien Lake Road, ☎ 337-562-8889. open until 2am. Retail cigar store and elegant lounge with full bar.
  • Pujo Street Cafe

    901 Ryan Street
    American, Cajun, and French bistro with a historic downtown feel. Porch seating.
  • Luna Bar and Grill

    719 Ryan Street
    This bar has a hip atmosphere with it's exposed brick used to display local artist's work. It has a long, shaded patio with live music on many nights. The drink prices are reasonable, and the food is great, too. Their spinach and artichoke dip is out of this world.
  • La Truffe Sauvage

    815 West Bayou Pines Drive
    Fine dining with French, southwest, Louisiana and Mediterranean influences.
  • Steamboat Bill's on the Lake

    1004 N. Lakeshore Drive
    Lakeshore Drive, ☎ 337-494-1070. Cajun (AKA fried) seafood, featured in USA Today. You can eat this type of food anywhere in Lake Charles, but Steamboat Bill's appeals to tourists, with a fun atmosphere and convenient location just off of I-10.
  • DeAngelo's Italian

    121 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr
    Michael DeBakey Dr, ☎ 337-310-7499. Stone hearth cooking, pizza, seafood, steak and sandwiches. One of the best evening dining atmospheres in LC, and amazing calzones.
  • Stellar Beans Coffee House

    319 Broad St
    Locally owned and operated coffee house with a hip, relaxing atmosphere with Louisiana's favorite "Community Coffee", as well as "Higher Grounds" a fair-trade coffee, roasted in the South. They also have breakfast sandwiches and rich soups/salads for lunch.
  • El Tapatio Dos

    808 Sampson St
  • Barbque Pit Stop

    2400 Westwood Rd
    Locally Owned Bar-B-Que Restaurant
  • Dino's Donut Shop

    2207 1/2 Sampson St
  • Agave Tamale

    1614 Sampson St.
  • Otis & Henry's Bar & Grill

    100 Westlake Avenue
  • Baked By Becca

    910 Sampson St Ste F
  • Coffee Cup Diner

    909 Mulberry St
  • Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

    1601 Sampson St
    Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen shows off its New Orleans heritage with authentic spicy chicken, chicken tenders, seafood and signature sides like red beans and rice
  • Sonic Drive-in

    1615 Sampson Street
    Stop into one of our 3,500 locations & enjoy our entire menu, made-to-order, all day long! Sign up for the Sonic Cruisers Club & receive exclusive perks.
  • Burger King

    801 Sampson St
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Lake Charles uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.