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Lake Charles

Located in the southwest region of Louisiana, Lake Charles is a city with a rich history and diverse cultural offerings. A must-visit attraction in downtown is the Mardi Gras Museum, which showcases the colorful costumes and traditions of the iconic festival. The 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center is another gem, featuring a rotating collection of traveling exhibitions and local art. Visitors can also explore the grounds of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and marvel at the giant, centuries-old Sallier Oak tree, while immersing themselves in the visual arts center. For those seeking a bit of excitement, Lake Charles is home to several large casinos. With its unique blend of culture and entertainment, Lake Charles is a city that has something for everyone.

Founder: Charles Sallier

Mayor: Nic Hunter

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