Lake Charles Area
Lake Charles is a bustling city, with much of its commerce centered around its port. In the Historic Charpentier District, find 20 blocks filled with the finest Victorian architecture in the state. Two major casino resorts – L'Auberge du Lac and Isle of Capri – offer gambling, dining and live entertainment. History lives at the Mardi Gras Museum of the Imperial Calcasieu. Or try your luck at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino and Hotel in nearby Vinton. Look for historic sites in Sulphur and DeQuincy. For great wildlife viewing, head to Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, or the sprawling Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, where you might spot a bald eagle, peregrine falcon or Louisiana black bear.