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Newport Aquarium

1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
1-800-406-3474
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We took our grandsons, ages 12 and 5, and they (and WE) both loved it. It is really geared toward kids, but it has plenty for the adults. We loved the way it was laid out - you take an escalator underground and then follow a path through all the exhibits. You don't miss anything, and you can do it... More

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Akron, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

It is a nice but small aquarium. Several interactive areas where you can touch various sea creatures. Nice exhibits.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Took our 3 and 7yr old children this past weekend to this nice aquarium. Was a little over $80 for 2 adults and 2 kids. The kids enjoyed it. The wife and I have visited several aquariums (including this one in the past) and found most of them to be very similar (walk thru tunnels etc.). The kids really enjoyed... More

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This place is small took us about 3 hours. They have a cafe which of course is pricey. Check out the dive aquarium. About 20 minutes long. You will see divers in the tanks with sharks and rays. If you have kids check out the penguins there is a little show about 20 minutes long. If your an adult it's... More

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We took a couple of teenage boys to the aquarium, they weren't impressed, but the adults enjoyed it. I loved walking through the tunnels and watching the sharks and stingrays swimming over my head. We got there about 10:00 and it was starting to get really crowded. Before we left, it was very crowded and had to wait in line... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This Aquarium is ok, it is not very large, it took us about 2.5 hours to see it all and we sat for about 20 minutes and watched them feed the penguins. Mighty Mike the 15 foot alligator was there and he was amazing to look at. They have a food area which the walk you through to get through... More

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TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We were in town for the weekend of the 4th. We took our kids (ages 7,4.and 3) on Friday evening at 4pm. There was a deal on their website where kids got in free with a paying adult after 4pm. With the aquarium being smaller, this is a great way to see it on a budget. The kids enjoyed the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the aquarium today and we did a package deal with the Duck boat. We have 3 kids (7,9,12) and they all enjoyed different parts of the aquarium. We read other reviews and were nervous about the day we picked to visit. (A Sunday and 4th of July weekend). We arrived 15 minutes early at 8:45 A.M. and took... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The exhibits are great and so is the staff! We bought tickets online and went at 9 (when they open) on a Saturday. There was not a crowd and we really got to enjoy it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited here with our two young children (ages 4 and 1) Both the kids as well as my husband as I enjoyed our visit. The penguins were my daughters favorite exhibit and we also enjoyed watching the sharks being fed. There is a nice little play area too for the kids to climb and burn off some energy. The... More

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