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Newport Aquarium

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Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone Number: 1-800-406-3474
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Rated #1 U.S. Aquarium by Readers’ Choice Travel Awards and #1 Aquarium in...
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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Good experience but not for the money

Kids loved it but weren't too upset to leave. Pretty cool place and good for learning and making memories but it was crowded and way over priced. Our family of 7 would visit again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this place. It is really fun!!!!!!! They have a place where you can walk over sharks and other sea life! And when you exit the aquarium there is so much to do! They have amazing restaurants such as Mitchel's Sea market and they have also places to shop and games. It was like a festival and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kids loved it but weren't too upset to leave. Pretty cool place and good for learning and making memories but it was crowded and way over priced. Our family of 7 would visit again if out weren't so pricy. Our visit cost nearly $200 just for the basics! I would have liked to be entertained a little longer for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My family loved the shark bridge, very cool! We also scored a great deal going after 4 on a Sunday, 2 kids free with 2 paying adults.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I did like this place, but it was a weekend and so there were lots of kids here, which is great for families but terrible for good photos because there was always a five year old in the way! But that is the point of these places, it's to get kids interested in the world they live in, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family absolutely loves this aquarium. It is a fantastic place to spend a few hours and see all the interesting fish!!

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice aquarium in a beautiful location with lots to do and eat. This aquarium can get and be very busy on the weekend, so plan accordingly. Not a very big aquarium either and for the price, it doesn't seem like you get your moneys worth. But while your here, defiantly check out the shark bridge. That's... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I came from Colorado to see my granddaughters in Ohio. The price was high, I wanted to do the Aquarium and Ride the Ducks, because we could have saved 23$ But they didn't have that special on Friday, only Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. As I see it the girls entertainment was the only thing that counts.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Take your time and stroll thru this Aquarium, which allows unlimited entry/exit with your ticket. Besides the standard fare most aquariums offer, it also has many touch stations throughout, including young sharks, an African tortoise, anemone, starfish, and other sea life. The penguin attraction is amazing and entertaining, the shark tank offers close-up views with divers swimming with the sharks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I went on a Friday morning and there was a very short wait to get in. We spent hours exploring the tanks and the different exhibits. It was wonderful! At the end there is a net that allows you to walk over a giant tank with sharks, fish and a sea turtle. It was a great experience!

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Sheboygan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed this aquarium immensely. The quantity and wide variety of creatures was excellent. Very easy, inexpensive parking. The location right on the river is beautiful. Great for kids of all ages!

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