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Lake Charles Essential Info


Lake Charles is in the Acadiana region of Louisiana and is well known for gaming and the great outdoors, culinary delights and rhythm and blues. There are over 75 annual festivals from the splendor of Mardi Gras to the swashbuckling days of the Contraband Days Pirate Festival, there is something going on nearly every weekend.

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Fun Facts

  1. The Creole Nature Trail, colloquially known as "Louisiana's Outback," was one of the first official scenic byways in the country. The 180-mile driving tour offers fishing, boating, bird watching, and even crab hunting.
  2. Lake Charles is tied only with Port Arthur, Texas and Astoria, Oregon as the most humid city in the contiguous United States of America. The average relative humidity is 90 percent in the morning, and 72 percent in the afternoon.
  3. Opera singer Paul Groves was born and raised Lake Charles, and the legendary Dolly Parton recorded her first single at Goldband Studios.
  4. Actor Zachary Levi, most famous for his roles in the uber-popular TV shows "Chuck" and the voice of Flynn Rider in "Tangled," was born in Lake Charles.
  5. The city's first library was built back in 1904 and was financed by steel industry giant Andrew Carnegie himself.

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