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Newport Aquarium

Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone Number: 1-800-406-3474
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Newport
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Rated #1 U.S. Aquarium by Readers’ Choice Travel Awards and #1 Aquarium in the Midwest by Zagat...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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!
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Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What a great place, kids, adults, teens dating etc. clean. Lots of knowledgeable folks around to answer questions or give information. The fish are beautiful. The tanks for them are cool Bad thing... Walking thru gift shop as the only exit. Lol

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A fun place to visit. Lots of interactions with marine life. Very energetic staff. Tip: but the season pass, much cheaper in the long run that a one day ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Took my daughter for her birthday, she wanted to see the penguins. Although it cost extra she loved getting to see and touch the penguins. My husband and I had fun as well. All in all worth the price. Staff very nice. Pictures kind of expensive.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not at all what I had expected. Upon entry you file though a maze of window boxes. There is no guide offering education until you arrive at a theater center. The seats for the shows were filled and staggered show times did not allow for traffic to flow pleasantly. The bright spot was the tortoise exhibit but sadly he is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

WOW...this aquarium is AMAZING. So many varieties from so many locations. And if you want a deeper experience than just watching fish swim you can really learn a ton about so many different aquatic creatures.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For a smaller aquarium, this one has just about everything you'd want to see. The sharks and penguins are the best, along with the Caribbean Sea animals. There is something for everyone of all ages. The price is reasonable, and they often offer discounts through local Kroger stores. A great way to spend a dreary day in February.

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What a fun experience! This was well worth the money, as it's pretty cheap. It is an additonal expense beyone the price of admission to Newport Aquarium, but we still found it to be worth the money. My 14-year old daughter has always wanted to do it, so I got this for her for Christmas. We had a small group... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great place to stop by if you're visiting Kentucky or Cincinnati. Aquarium is easy to navigate through. They have a wide range of sea animals, from rivers to the ocean. It's fun for the family to spend their afternoon here, your trip will definitely be worth the price!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Newport Aquarium is a fun, family friendly environment. It one of the best family activities in the Cincinnati area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I enjoyed my visit and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the exhibits. We spent about 90 minutes and saw just about everything. The tortoises were a highlight, as were the paddlefish.

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