Experience the sights, attractions, and culture of Kenner!
Nestled between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner, named for Duncan Kenner, an early plantation owner, is home to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, historic Rivertown, and Laketown.
Kenner is the ideal destination to host your next event! Whether you are hosting an athletic tournament, academic Olympiad, a conference, corporate meeting, exhibition or trade show, the City of Kenner has the facilities to accommodate your requirements.
Kenner is home to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport which provides a user-friendly environment that welcomes millions of travelers each year from around the world to the metropolitan area. The history of the airport, from the 1930’s through the modern facility utilized today is intriguing. The Airport recently wrapped up its $300+ million Capital Improvement Program which included expansion and renovation of Concourse C and D, restrooms, baggage claim and dining venues. To view the status of the various projects of the Capital Improvement Program and/or for the latest on the Long-Term Infrastructure Development Plan for the future of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, please click here.
A Kenner Tourism Event Fund exists to fund tourism projects within the City of Kenner that positively impact Kenner's economy and exhibit tourism potential. These funds are for events that generate hotel room nights, day visitors, and marketing to increase awareness of the destination. If you would like information on the Fund, and/or would like to apply, please click the links below.
Attendees fly-in to their destination, landing at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, traveling a short distance to their select hotel property or meeting site. The Pontchartrain Center located along the beautiful shores of Lake Pontchartrain has over 70,000 square feet of space. The venue's versatility allows for the set up of everything from the exhibition and consumer shows, to elaborate banquet-style settings for awards ceremonies. Staging is available for theatre and musical groups.
Kenner's 16-block historic district that hugs the mighty Mississippi River is named Rivertown. A quaint setting inclusive of Heritage Park where you will find replicas of Kenner's earlier days with the old Hardware Store & St. Mary's Church, just to name a few; and home to the region's only Planetarium & MegaDome Cinema, as well as a thriving business featuring gift shops, restaurants, and unique venues. Just a short drive along bustling Williams Boulevard, Kenner's Veterans Park features the Century of Sentries monument and a mighty display of military aircraft. Continuing north through the serene suburban streets nearing the Lake Pontchartrain shore, Kenner's City Park Pavilion is set atop a stretch of green space complete with playground equipment; lending itself as the ideal location for family reunions, parties, and informal meetings.
The city of Kenner boasts numerous full-service properties allowing visitors the opportunity to overnight in comfort, as well as enjoy the convenience of on-site dining, entertainment, a business center, guest services, corporate, conference & banquet space, all with state-of-the-art technology and services. The familiar comfort and welcoming staff of the many limited-service properties in Kenner provide visitors with a relaxing stay at a value-priced property which provides comfort and convenience.
Louisiana has its share of gaming, and Kenner is no exception. The Treasure Chest Casino along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain provides 24-hour gaming 7 days a week! With slots, tables, nightly entertainment, a buffet featuring delicious favorites as well as authentic New Orleans cuisine, the action never ends!
Laketown, a scenic 30 acre lakefront in Kenner is ideal for family picnicking, bike riding, fishing, or to launch your boat for a day of sailing! Coconut Beach is a 22 court sand volleyball facility. Members of the Coconut Beach leagues invite visitors and locals alike to join in the game or to come out and cheer them on.
Shopping is made easy in Kenner...The Esplanade by Simon Properties is the premier mall in Kenner. The mall features over 100 stores including anchor stores Macy's and Target, an extensive food court, and rejuvenation stations throughout the mall. The rejuvenation stations also provide the convenience of free WIFI, cell-phone charging stations, and reading materials. The Esplanade also features the state of the art Grand Movie Theatre.
Museums and Cultural centers abound. The science and nature exhibits and featured films at the Kenner Planetarium and MegaDome Cinema are a must-see attraction in Jefferson Parish.