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Lake Charles Travel Guide, Louisiana

Lake Charles -City of festivals and celebrations

Being the fifth biggest incorporated city of Louisiana, Lake Charles is the perfect place to be during one’s vacation. The city is also popular for serving as the major educational and cultural center in Louisiana’s southwest region and is also the crucial center in Acadiana. As per the 2000 census, the city of Lake Charles had a population of approximately 71,757, with 18,015 families and 27,974 households residing in this charming city. Lake Charles city also serves as Calcasieu Parish’s parish seat. This marvelous city is even the main city of Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area that consists of the Cameron and Calcasieu parishes.

With more than 90 festivals and events held every year, the city of Lake Charles is also commonly known as the “Festival Capital of Louisiana”. The Central School Arts and Humanities Center of this city is an establishment that features on Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

Great tourist attractions and historical places

Lake Charles city is also a home to various small museums along with many other cultural establishments of Central School Arts and Humanities Center featuring the Black Heritage Art Gallery. Other driving attractions of this city include Imperial Calcasieu Museum and Children’s Museum of Lake Charles. The Old City Hall underwent renovation to be an exhibition space so that various art exhibits can be displayed all through the year. Even the McNeese State University is highly popular for producing Banner Series, the theatrical and musical performances series that are conducted with great enthusiasm. The Artists Civic Theatre Studios Theatre, the Children’s Theatre Company and The Lake Charles Little Theatre are highly famous. The city has a symphony orchestra, named Lake Charles Symphony.

Christianity serves as a predominant religion of this amazing city. Roman Catholicism serves as the largest denomination, claiming the diocese of about 82,414 parishioners. The city is home to numerous denominations of Protestant Christians that comprise most of the population. Lake Charles flaunts off the considerable Jewish population that worship at the Sinai Temple.

Activities conducted in the city

The city is also famous for conducting various adventure activities and sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, hunting and fishing. Even the sights and nightlife of this exceptional city can be enjoyed with great pleasure and fun. The dining options in Lake Charles include Mexican, French and American to satiate the tastes of locals as well as tourists.

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