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Fun for Less in Lake Charles
  • Learn about Louisiana's history. Get an up-close look at the state's most famous celebration at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. Exhibits shed light on the history and cultural significance of the festival—and guests can browse the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes in the world! A visit the USS Orleck Naval Museum lets you tour one of the most decorated US naval vessels in history. Traveling with little ones? Kids 5 and under get in this museum for free. 
  • Talk a walk in the park. Named after a former Louisiana governor who championed its creation, the Sam Houston Jones State Park is modeled on the premise that the area remain as close to its natural state as possible. Enjoy hiking and biking trails, boating on the water, local events and more in this popular, rustic spot. For outdoor fun, Prien Lake Park has it all—from gentle walks on the park trails and local plant and wildlife spotting, to playgrounds and a water park for younger visitors to enjoy. And for more kid-friendly fun, you can visit Bord Du Lac Park (Millennium Park) as well.


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