Millennium Park is a great place for family recreation. Located by the lake, this scenic park features a playground, climbing areas and water sprinklers.
Watch Louisiana's Mardi Gras tradition come alive in this wonderful museum; ingenious exhibits, costumes and colorful displays trace the history of the beloved carnival. The museum features several artifacts and paraphernalia pertaining to Mardi Gras, and kids and adults alike will enjoy the informative and fun environs of the historically significant spot.
A Gearing-class destroyer, USS Orleck served the United States Navy from 1945-1982 during the world war 2 and was later converted into a ship museum that is docked at Calcasieu River in Lake Charles. The museum presents the naval history through its several exhibits, documents, navy and ship equipment, photographs and various other ephemera and evokes a sense of patriotism among the visitors by shedding light on the of the contribution of the armed forces in the war. Guided tours, as well as group tours, are available on site.
Prien Lake Park is nestled on the banks of its namesake lake. Perfect for family recreation, its features include an amphitheater, picnic area, walking paths and playgrounds.
1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center is a valuable part of Lake Charles' cultural landscape. Featuring exhibitions of local artists as well as famous ones like Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams and Norman Rockwell, there is a lot to explore and learn. While the exhibits themselves are intriguing, the building also deserves attention for it is a real beauty with a red-shingled roof, cream-hued walls and a clock tower at the top.
The warm staff will assist you with all your queries and help you choose the best spots to visit. A must visit for all tourists to pick up brochures and understand the history of the place better. The in-house cafe has good coffee and nibbles and visitors can also pick up souvenirs from the gift shop.
Established in 1927, Lake Charles Little Theatre is one of the oldest functioning theaters in Lake Charles. Although the company kept switching places, the tradition and history of the group continued to thrive through times of conflict and recession as it became a cultural stronghold. Today, it is one of the premiere entertainment destinations in the city screening first class plays.
For a fun day out with your family or loved ones, Tuten Park is the best destination. Replete with emerald trees and nicely laid out trails, it is ideal for a walk or a jog. There is also a designated play area for the kids, ensuring a great time for the whole family.