What to do and see in Kenner, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 26, 2017 Karren Gelb

Kenner (historically French: Cannes-Brûlées) is the sixth-largest city in the U.S. State of Louisiana. It is the largest city in Jefferson Parish, United States and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 66,702 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Kenner

1. The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813 +1 504-528-1944
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5 based on 22 reviews

The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. The Museum is open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org

Reviewed By Barbara T - Granbury, Texas

We spent a little over a half day at the museum and left more to see for a future visit. As suggested in Trip Advisor reviews we first bought tickets and experienced "Beyond All Boundaries", narrated by Tom Hanks. It was awesome and was a great way to kick-off a visit to the museum.

2. Destrehan Plantation

13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202 +1 504-764-9315
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4.5 based on 449 reviews

Destrehan Plantation

Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Reviewed By burr6013 - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Destrehan Plantation is a former Louisiana plantation notable for its antebellum mansion. It is located in southeast Louisiana near the town of Destrehan. During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugar cane. Jean-Noël Destréhan (1754-1823), the first United States Senator from Louisiana in 1812, is the owner most commonly associated with the home. Destréhan was influential in transitioning the Orleans Territory into statehood. Construction of the home, built in the French Colonial style, began in 1787 under Charles Pacquet, a mulatto carpenter, and was completed for Robert Antoine Robin de Logny in 1790. For his efforts, Pacquet received one brute negro, a cow and calf, 100 bushels each of corn and rice, and $100 in cash. Destréhan and his wife, Marie-Claude Céleste Eléonore Robin de Logny (daughter of Robert Antoine Robin de Logny) purchased the plantation upon Robin de Logny's death in 1792 and raised 14 children in the home. Areas of the plantation on display include slave cabins, the plantation home, the outdoor kitchen, the field bell, the wash room, the school house, and a trapper’s cabin. Destrehan Plantation was involved in a major slave revolt in 1811. Eighteen rebels, including three of Jean-Noël Destréhan’s former slaves, were trialed and executed at the plantation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation is currently under the care of the River Road Historical Society. The site is open to visitors daily from 9:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $7 for children (7-17). Admission includes a guided tour, demonstrations, and access to the dependency buildings. Parking is free. Destrehan Plantation was used as a location in the 1994 film “Interview with a Vampire” starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as well as the 2013 film “12 Years a Slave” staring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

3. Ultimate Swamp Adventures

450 Laroussini St, Westwego, LA 70094-4931 +1 504-566-1290
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4.5 based on 792 reviews

Ultimate Swamp Adventures

Just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans, located in the historic fishing village of Westwego, Louisiana. We also offer pick up locations at many French Quarter hotels. On an Airboat or Tourboat,Discover the beauty of a true Cypress swamp. See Alligators, Turtles,Birds, and other wildlife in its naturally habit. Your tour will depart from Bayou Segnette; a traditional seafood trading center. We are open everyday! (except Christmas and Thanksgiving) and if Weather is not permitting for us to give a tour. *Children must be 48" Tall to ride the Airboat

Reviewed By Charlotte John H - Brookville, Pennsylvania, United States

We, like many others, read the reviews on swamp tours, and this one looked like the best. Well.....they were absolutely right!!! We can't say enough good things about our guide, Gary! He was truly entertaing, courteous, and smart!!! We enjoyed seeing several alligators, and a...MoreThanks so much for choosing Ultimate Swamp Adventures for your touring needs! Captain Gary is definitely one of a kind with his cajun culture--we know he enjoyed it just as much as you guys! Thanks for having some fun with us!

4. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

325 Minor St, Kenner, LA 70062-7543 +1 504-461-9475
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Named 'THEATER OF THE YEAR, Top Musical of the Year' by The Times Picayune. Honored by Gambit as "Entertainers of the Year". Entertaining musicals and comedies for all ages. See our website for what's currently on stage!

Reviewed By harmsenom - New Orleans, Louisiana

Wonderful show, well produced. Intimate theatre. It pays to get there early as seating is GA. Parking is easily accessible. Would see another show here.

5. Triangle West

10801 Jefferson Hwy, River Ridge, LA 70123-1817 +1 504-737-9083
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4 based on 5 reviews

Triangle West

Reviewed By CreoleCajun - New Orleans, Louisiana

The bartender was drunk and very nasty attitude. The regular drunks are allowed to hustle patrons for free drinks.
Bar was very dirty and smelled horrible.
I was kicked out after complaining to the owner about the horrible conditions needless to say this dive gets a proper 1 star rating.

6. Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003-3957 +1 504-838-4389
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4.5 based on 174 reviews

Lafreniere Park

Reviewed By lindaaF4450KV - New Orleans, Louisiana

I love Lafrenier Park. . It is very spacious,there are more than enough areas to feel comfortable. There are Shelters that you can rent for a more private setting. There’s a bike & jogging path, and so much more It also has ponds with ducks!!! Very peaceful and enjoyable play area for the children.

7. The Shooters' Club Firing Range

2338 Hickory Ave, Harahan, LA 70123-1616 +1 504-737-7822
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Shooters' Club Firing Range

Reviewed By goinrtw - Hong Kong, China

Went there for an intro class and then came back twice more to practice shooting.

The place is well maintained, clean and safety standards and adherence are flawless. Prices are fair and staff are super friendly and helpful. This is also the closest place to downtown NOLA where you can get training for concealed carry permit. Plenty of parking behind the store.

Will definitely return.

8. Treasure Chest Casino

5050 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065-1400 +1 800-298-0711
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3.5 based on 154 reviews

Treasure Chest Casino

More than 19,000 square-feet of gaming space features 1,000 slot machines, 45 table games plus nightly entertainment and casual dining.

Reviewed By briggsz725 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stayed at Hilton garden inn the night before an early flight out if MSY. Casino within walking distance but shuttle available.3 level riverboat full service casino with lots of slot choices new and old. Easy to reach point level for 1/2 price buffet with wide selection for modest price. Would go again.

9. Fly Water Expeditions

9425 Nottaway Pl, River Ridge, LA 70123-2634 +1 407-538-0770
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3 based on 4 reviews

Fly Water Expeditions

Reviewed By djsiambanes - Tampa, Florida

If you don't want a condescending, patronizing guide don't use Greg Dini. He clearly is an experienced guide but expects you to be as good as him, criticizing your every cast without instruction. If you want to have fun flyfishing and learn something find another guide. He would be horrible instructing kids.

10. Shrine on Airline

6000 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003-4373 +1 504-734-5155
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Shrine on Airline

Reviewed By Ebazinam - Oklahoma

Very nice ballpark. The quality of ball is very nice and the price is just right. There isn't a bad seat in the house. The seats are individual seats. The food choices are pretty good, more than just burgers, hot dogs, and fries.

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