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Louisiana Traveler: 50 most-famous photos of National Geographic magazine

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Having been around for 120 years, it's no secret National Geographic is known for its amazing photographs. That may be why this current exhibit at Historic Lake Charles City Hall is so popular. It's the most memorable photographs from the famous magazine.

"These panels are 36-by-50 and each one also contains a back story explaining a little more in-depth about the photographer as well as some of the lengths that they go to get that perfect shot," said Denise Fasske, director of cultural events for the City of Lake Charles.

Fasske said school field trips are encouraged.

"We do a scavenger hunt. In our scavenger hunt, we take snapshots, a small portion of the larger photograph, so you can match it with the larger photograph on the wall. It's sort of a little puzzle," she said. 

One of the unique things about the exhibit are i-Pads that are stationed throughout the building, giving you a little bit more information about the photographs. 

"As you scroll through the iPad, it tells you even more about these fabulous pictures and just a little more in-depth about each one," she said. 

The exhibit will hang through April 13. Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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