Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana’s premier destination for luxurious Vegas-style casino resorts. With a Southern welcome, Lake Charles offers its visitors gourmet restaurants, derby race tracks; and something you won’t find in Las Vegas – deep sea fishing and the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.
Just in case you did not think Louisiana was eclectic enough – here are some truly unique, informative, interesting, and down right weird tidbits about Louisiana and one of its largest cities, New Orleans. Louisiana’s strange laws Louisiana was first successfully settled in 1718 after the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier had claimed it for France in 1682. Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union on August 30,1812 There is a bill in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents. There have been over 30 hurricanes that have hit Louisiana since 1900.