Tag: history

Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park

There is lots to see around the Lake Charles Civic Center and along the boardwalk but none is as important and worthy of a visit as the Veterans Memorial Park. Each war is recognized such as the helicopter honoring the Vietnam veterans. You can even purchase a brick to celebrate your own veteran! For more […]

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Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Rita

This gorgeous piece of artwork displays some of the devastation of Hurricane Rita in 2005. What appears to be newspaper articles adorn her chest, and there are scenes such as damaged power lines on her back. She sits on the porch of a local law firm at 3006 Country Club Road in Lake Charles. The artists […]

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Southern Snapshots: Central School Arts & Humanities Center

    This treasure, the Central School Arts and Humanities Center, is located at 809 Kirby Street in Lake Charles. They don’t make schools like this anymore. Notice the marked “Girls” entrance to the school; this was built in 1912 when boys and girls were separated during school. Now it houses a variety of local businesses and […]

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Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #4!

Just past Gumbeaux Gator stands this large cutout of Louisiana that we, of course, had to take pictures in front of! We were just planning on including them in the post about the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau until I stumbled upon this picture of my mom while looking through a box of old photographs, […]

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Fearless Finds: Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Stop #1

When driving East down Interstate 10, just after getting off the Calcasieu River Bridge, it’s almost impossible to miss the large, lit-up sign and marquee for the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. But have you ever actually stopped to see what all the fuss is about?! We have to admit, we hadn’t either. However, […]

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Fearless Finds: Imperial Calcasieu Museum

  Did you know there is a history museum in Lake Charles? I sure didn’t until a few years ago when I saw the Imperial Calcasieu Museum on a list of extra credit opportunities for one of my college classes, and I enjoyed it so much I knew I had to head back and share […]

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Bilbo Cemetery & the Millennium Statue

Our favorite way to find new and exciting ideas for the blog is to just drive around and see where the city brings us! This is how we discovered the amazing Millennium Statue of Jesus Christ. Once we spotted it through the trees, we had to get a closer look! The statue is in Bilbo […]

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A day at the circus!

It’s a Louisiana snow day! Of course there isn’t any snow anywhere to be seen around us, but all the schools are closed and college classes cancelled! The only problem now is, what do you do with your kids on an unexpected day off during the week? Well we have the perfect adventure for y’all! […]

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