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Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles also known as "Festival Capital of Louisiana" is located in the southwestern part of Louisiana in Calcasieu Parish County. Lake Charles is surrounded by: Westlake, Perkins, Dequincy and Oretta to the northwest; Ararat, Newton, Belfield and Gillis to the north; Hecker, Woodlawn, Fenton and Edna to the northeast; Manchester, Iowa, Lacassine and Welsh to the east; Chalkley, Holmwood, Rossignol and Bell City to the southeast; Gibbstown, Grand Lake, Cameron and Calcasieu Lake to the south; Prien, Black Lake, Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and Sabine to the southwest; and Lake Charles, Hollywood, Sulphur and Edgerly to the west. Major roads serving Lake Charles include: Louisiana State Route 108, Louisiana State Route 14, Louisiana State Route 27, Louisiana State Route 3092, Louisiana State Route 90, US Route 171, US Route 90, Interstate Highway 10 and Interstate Highway 210.

Chennault International Airport (CWF) was an Air Force base that has been converted into a public use airport. The airport is not currently served by any scheduled commercial flights. Several companies use Chennault International Airport in the aviation business and NASA designated it as an alternative-landing site for the Space Shuttle. The airport can be reached after a sixteen minutes drive from downtown Lake Charles.

Lake Charles Regional (LCH) is the main commercial airport serving the city of Lake Charles. The Airport is sixteen minutes from Lake Charles. Several airlines serve Lake Charles Regional providing direct flights to many destinations, some of the airlines include: Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Continental Airlines, Continental Connection and Continental Express.

Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) is a small public airport owned and operated by the Parish of Lafayette. The airport is located a one-hour and fifteen minutes drive from downtown Lake Charles. Lafayette Regional is currently being served by several airlines including: American Airlines, American Eagle, Continental Airlines, Continental Connection, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Northwest Airlines and Northwest Airlink.

The City of Lake Charles, Amtrak and Greyhound bus transit systems provide reliable, fast, comfortable and affordable transportation in the city of Lake Charles.

McNeese State University and Sowela Technical Community College offer higher education opportunities in the Lake Charles for students in search of brighter futures.

Performing arts are offered in Lake Charles city by several institutions, organizations, companies, schools, theatres and groups, including: The Lake Charles Little Theatre, The Artists Civic Theatre Studios (ACTS), The Children's Theatre Company, Lake Charles Symphony, Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra, Lake Charles Community Band, Louisiana Choral Foundation, McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts and McNeese State University's Bayou Players.

For those who prefer the visual arts and learning about cultures, historic people, events, places, and items, Lake Charles has the places; including: Central School Arts and Humanities Center, Black Heritage Art Gallery, Children's Museum of Lake Charles, Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, 1911 Historic City Hall, The Frame House Gallery, Abercrombie Gallery, Art Associates Gallery, Art by Melancon Studio, ArtWoRx, Belin's Gallery, Betsy's Frames by Design, Black Heritage Gallery and Gallery by the Lakes.

Lake Charles celebrates more that 75 festivals each year, some of which include: Contraband Days, Mardi Gras, Cajun Music and Food Festival, CAL-CA-CHEW (Calcasieu) Festival, Celtic Nations Heritage Festival, Gallery Promenade Arts Showcase, International Food and Music Festival, Marshland Festival, Pony Fest: A Celebration of Arts and Music, Convention du Lac - Sci-Fi convention in Lake Charles, "Red, White, Blue and You July 4 Celebration", Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival and Veteran's Day Parade.

Walking, jogging, picnicking, biking, fishing, boating, board walking, golfing, playing and more can be enjoy in the many outdoor venues in Lake Charles, including: Bord du Lac Park, Calcasieu Point Landing, Bowtie Marina, Gray Plantation Golf Course, Lock Park, Pine Shadows Golf Course, Frasch Park Golf Course, Drew Park, Lake Charles Boardwalk, Olmstead Shipyard Incorporated, Lake Charles Civic Center Seawal & Park, Lock Park, Millennium Park, Sam Houston Jones State Park, Tuten Park and Veterans Memorial Park, Mallard Cove Golf Course, Contraband Bayou Golf Club and Lake Charles Country Club.

Prien Lake Mall, Southgate Shopping and Lake Charles Power Center all offer great shopping opportunities for everyone to enjoy and find all that he or she is looking for.

Lake Charles presents a wide variety of restaurants to its visitors, from fast food to upscale restaurants and anything in between. Anyone is sure to find exactly what he or she is looking for. Some of the restaurants in the Lake Charles area include: Abate's Tamales, Big Easy Café, Billy's Boudin Hut, Bonanza, Café Du Lac, Captain Seafood, Casa Olé # 48, Chez Caffe, Chili's, Cinnamon's Bakery Eatery, Copesetique Creole Restaurant, Cotten's Famous Hamburgers, Dago's Bistro, Fausto's, Hong Kong Restaurant, Hunan Inn, Hunter's Harlequin Steaks, Italian Villa, Jean Lafitte Inn, Joe's Restaurant, KD's Po-Boys Soup and Salad, La Truffe Sauvage, Leonard's Food Quarters, Lynn's Seafood, Market Street Café, Miller's Café and Bar-B-Que, Montana's Barbecue and Seafood, Mr. D's on the Bayou Restaurant, Mr. Gattis Pizza, Orient Express, Papania's, Pat's of Henderson, Pepper's, Poker's Bar-B-Que, Potateaux House Family Restaurant, Pujo St Café, Ruby Tuesday, Shoney's Restaurant, Smokey Joe's Bar-B-Q, Steamboat Bill's, Super-Soul Bar-B-Q & Café, Susie Cue's, Tony's Seafood and Wagon Wheel Barbecue and Cater.

Lake Charles has cold winters with temperatures around the 50's and warm summers with temperatures averaging close to eighty degrees Fahrenheit. January is the coldest month with temperature averages close to forty degrees while the hottest month is August when temperatures can surpass the ninety-degree mark.

Lake Charles provides many hotels in all different price ranges for a nice relaxing stay. Some of the hotels in Lake Charles include: Days Inn, Inn on the Bayou, Microtel Inn, Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites, Super 8 Motel, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western Richmond Suites Hotel, Econo Lodge & Suites, La Quinta Inn, Red Roof Inn, Treasure Inn and Americas Best Inns.

We all know how important conservation is, now more then ever, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle programs better known as Green or Greening are the responsibility of all people in all places. These are some of Lake Charles, Louisiana's programs, in place to help in Environmental Development: Lake Charles provides several recycling drop-off locations throughout the city and the Team Green Roving Recycling Truck, which is a mobile drop-off location. Lake Charles has a commitment to ensure green spaces are created and preserved. Lake Charles is concerned with its Urban Environment as well as the Global Environment, From low-flow toilets to conserving gas in our cars and homes, planting trees, shrubs and even a garden to supply some fruits and vegetables helps in taking small step towards Environmental Protection and Conservation, our precious natural recourses hang in the balance. Many cities have issues with the amount of water or the pollution of water, it is each cities responsibility to address these issues and find ways to develop Environmental friendly Energy such as Wind and Solar power, increase Water Energy and create Sustainable Energy for generations to come. Over the last Century we have managed to pollute our world to a point of all most no return. is committed to Environmental Development and will make as many green products and services available as an alternative for people that are concerned for our environment. Many companies are learning Green not only helps the Environment but is also a good business. The Green Economy and Emerging Green Industries if managed properly will have a great impact on the Ecology Environment and in turn assist in preserving our natural recourses. As a commitment to the our Environment and Environmental Projects will create a Simply Green link that will profile companies that provide Green Products and Services this link may be found on every page of website. In addition you may find stories from Individuals, Communities and Businesses that have innovative ways to assist in the greening and conservation of our Environment. will contribute 5% of sales from companies that place ads in the Simply Green section of the website. These donations will go directly to organizations that have proven to make a positive impact on the Environment. All donations will be listed in the Simply Green section of

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