The city of Kenner in Jefferson Parish is amongst South Louisiana’s most happening, toe-tapping towns. Currently presided over by Mayor Michael Yenni, the city of Kenner is home to more than 10 convention spaces, the Kenner’s Rivertown shopping and dining district, Louis Armstrong International Airport, and the vibrant Pontchartrain Center.
Sites and Science
Amongst many reasons to visit, the sciences are alive in Kenner! Inside Rivertown’s Space Station Kenner, kids of all ages can walk through a model of the International Space Station to get a better understanding of how cosmonauts eat, sleep, and work together – in outer space! The Rivertown area also includes a Science Complex and a Planetarium & MegaDome Cinema, currently playing several films including the 45-minute “Volcanoes of the Deep Sea”.
Spots for the History Buff, High Stakes Gambler and Those Hungry for Hospitality
Kenner isn’t all just science and stats, however; the vivacious town is also home to cultural hotspots such as a Mardi Gras Museum and the Cannes Brûlée Native American Museum. The “Burnt Cane” (as it translates) Native American Museum even occasionally holds demonstrations on site so that visitors can see first-hand how certain artifacts have been crafted throughout history.
For the thrill-seeking types, there’s the colorful and lavish Treasure Chest Casino which features more than 950 slot machines and more than 30 table games including old favorites such as Texas Hold ‘em and exotic games such as Pai Gow. If visitors get hungry after all that thrill-seeking they can pop by the Treasure Island Buffet – Friday and Saturday are Seafood Nights!
Le Parvenu, a cozy and delectable Creole-American restaurant, is another noteworthy eatery. Chef/owner Dennis Hutley serves up local classics such as Mirliton, Shrimp, & Crab Bisque, veal Napoleon with Crabmeat Dressing, and Louisiana flounder and snapper in a charming 75-year-old Creole cottage setting. Patrons can even choose to dine al fresco on a truly Southern wraparound patio!
In the mood for Italian fare? No problem! Kenner is also home to Evelyn and Piero Cenni’s Ristorante da Piero, a gem serving home-made pastas and satisfying savory entrees. Though a wee bit on the pricey side, rich dishes such as gorgonzola gnocchi, sage brown butter tortellini, and cognac flambéed beef tenderloin make this spot worth a visit.
Kenner offers plenty of great dining options. Just check out our guide to some of the best restaurants in Kenner.
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