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Newport Aquarium

1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
1-800-406-3474
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Rated #1 U.S. Aquarium by Readers’ Choice Travel Awards and #1 Aquarium in the Midwest by Zagat Survey. Home to thousands of aquatic animals in scores... more » Owner description: Rated #1 U.S. Aquarium by Readers’ Choice Travel Awards and #1 Aquarium in the Midwest by Zagat Survey. Home to thousands of aquatic animals in scores of exhibits, the Newport Aquarium will amaze you with all there is to see and do. You can touch a penguin, pet a shark, hear divers talk to the audience during feeding time, play games in Frog Bog, eat lunch in Sharkey's Cafe and a much, much more! « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The special pass to be in with penguins was great, whole visit very pricey, about three times the cost of our trip to the zoo, but was worth a one time splurge.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Though the displays are awesome after about three tanks I want more information. Please update the displays and tell me more - - who is in the tank, where are they from, what do they eat, etc. I can only look at so many pretty fish before they all start looking the same. We did find a couple of docents... More

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a nice aquarium to bring younger children...they have a number of "touch and feel" exhibits as well as play areas. It is very stroller friendly, as well. We went specifically to see the Weeki Wachee mermaids from Florida which was quite a treat, I will plan on going to see them on there home town my next trip... More

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Jamestown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I was very lucky to be able to visit the Newport Aquarium while on a trip in the Cincinnati/Covington area. If you are interested in aquatic animals and fish, this is an attraction not to be missed. Some aquariums totally surround you and make you feel like you are right in the water with the fish. Wonderful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We bought annual passes and with another visit we'll be saving money. We were here during the Mermaids event and it was pretty crowded. The path winds though / past all the tanks. There are not too many large spaces and large family groups can block the way at times. The tunnels through the tanks allow one to have different... More

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Columbia City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Newport Aquarium is a really nice aquarium , lots of interesting displays , seems to be well organized. Area around it is very nice , many places to eat and visit on the Levy. Parking was easy to find and not too expensive , overall great place !!

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Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was our grand daughters 13th birthday getaway weekend. Alyssa had experienced the day before The Creation Museum which we had chosen as our first attraction. We left it up to her as to what she would like to do on the second day. My wife had done some on-line checking of area opportunities and had come across the aquarium... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

So much to do in the aquarium. Huge turtles, sharks, rays and lots of jellyfish. Worth the trip and the price of admission.

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Blanchester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have annual passes and love going to the aquarium. It is always a great experience and the staff are helpful and full of information. It can get very packed sometimes, which makes it difficult to see the exhibits, but we try to avoid going on those days. The backstage experiences are a little expensive, but worth it. The shows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We loved the aquarium. It was a little crowded the day we were there because it was free kids day but we went with it and enjoyed anyway. When we arrived there was a huge line to buy tickets. Hint, call and order tickets and pick up at will call.

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