In the distance a rollercoaster like structure turns out to be a bridge spanning Lake Charles. As you enter town the two riverboat casinos on either side becon you. We answered their call and visited late in the day for a look around. Enjoyed dinner there after getting a 55+ Preferred Member badge, along with a adult sip-it cup. When a disastrous fire destroyed much of the sprawling town in 1910, architects were brought in to rebuild. Notably the Southern architects Favrot and Livaudais constructed a Beaux Arts style Courthouse, the old City Hall, and a sprawling red brick Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.