Discover Chennault International Airport

Your Gateway to Southwest Louisiana

At Chennault International Airport, we not only take pride in our top-notch aviation services but also in the rich cultural tapestry of Southwest Louisiana that awaits just beyond our runways. Whether you’re a traveler seeking adventure, a history enthusiast, or a food lover, Southwest Louisiana has something for everyone. Explore the vibrant cities and the picturesque Lake Charles area for an unforgettable experience.

Local Cities: Vibrant Hubs of Culture and Entertainment

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Nestled on the scenic Calcasieu River, Lake Charles is a charming city renowned for its lively arts scene, thrilling casinos and delectable cuisine. Explore the Creole Nature Trail, a paradise for nature lovers, and visit the Mardi Gras Museum to immerse yourself in the city’s festive spirit. For food enthusiasts, Lake Charles offers a delightful culinary journey with its famous Cajun flavors.

Explore Lake Charles

Sulphur: Where History Meets Modernity

Sulphur, a city steeped in history, welcomes visitors with open arms. Discover the Brimstone Museum that showcases the city’s past, and unwind at the picturesque Henning Cultural Center. Sulphur is also a gateway to the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, an interactive nature experience ideal for families and wildlife enthusiasts.

Discover the Charm of Sulphur

Beyond the Airport: Embracing Nature and Culture

Creole Nature Trail: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Embark on a scenic adventure along the Creole Nature Trail, often referred to as “Louisiana’s Outback.” This All-American Road takes you through marshes, prairies, and along the Gulf of Mexico, providing unparalleled birdwatching opportunities and glimpses of indigenous wildlife.

Charmed by Culture: Museums and Galleries

Southwest Louisiana boasts an array of museums and galleries. Explore the Black Heritage Gallery, showcasing the African American experience, or delve into the artistic world at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum. Each venue offers a unique perspective on the region’s diverse heritage.

Chennault International Airshow: A Spectacle in the Skies

Chennault International Airport proudly hosts the biennial Chennault International Airshow, a thrilling event that mesmerizes spectators of all ages in all even-numbered years. Experience jaw-dropping aerobatic displays, vintage aircraft demonstrations and interactive exhibits that showcase the marvels of aviation. Join us for a day filled with excitement as the skies above Chennault come alive with aviation prowess and daring stunts. Proceeds from the nonprofit airshow fund scholarships and in-classroom teacher STEM/STEAM grants.

Planning Your Visit

Whether you’re here for a short layover or an extended stay, plan your Southwest Louisiana adventure with our helpful visitor’s guide. Discover local events, dining hotspots and must-visit attractions to make the most of your time in our vibrant region.

Chennault International Airport not only connects you to the skies but also to the heart and soul of Southwest Louisiana. Explore our local cities, savor our culinary delights and immerse yourself in our rich culture – your unforgettable journey begins here.