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The Best Things to Do in Lake Charles

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Golden Nugget Casino , Lake Charles
Golden Nugget Lake Charles is a 242-acre waterfront casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S.A., owned and operated by Houston-based Lan
L'Auberge Casino Resort , Lake Charles
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Jungle Gardens , Avery Island
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Where is TABASCO® sauce made? With this Avery Island Experience, find out how The McIlhenny family has made TABASCO® Sauce on Avery Island, Louisiana for over 5 generations. Built on a salt dome, it is a mysteriously beautiful place where the red peppers grow, the factory hums, and abundant wildlife can be seen in the Jungle Gardens. Explore the 10 stop tour that takes you from seed to sauce, get a full tasting at the tasting bar in the TABASCO® Country store, light your taste buds up with authentic Cajun dishes and a Bloody Mary in Restaurant 1868, and explore the ancient oaks and admire the wildlife on a 14 stop tour in Jungle Gardens.
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Sam Houston Jones State Park is a park near the city of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, in southwestern Louisiana (USA) located at the conflu
Prien Lake Park , Lake Charles

Lake Charles

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Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Founded in 1861 in Calcasieu Parish, it is a major industrial, cultural, and educational center in the southwest region of the state.As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,993. Lake Charles is the principal city of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area, having a population of 202,040. It is the larger principal city of the Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area, with a population of 225,235. The 2010 population of the five-parish area of Southwest Louisiana was 292,619.It is considered a regionally significant center of petrochemical refining, gaming, tourism, and education, being home to McNeese State University and Sowela Technical Community College. Because of the lakes and waterways throughout the city, metropolitan Lake Charles is often referred to as the Lake Area. Plan your holiday in Lake Charles and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States trip planning app.

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