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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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The Newport Aquarium has always been 1st class and continues to be. We went late afternoon to avoid the crowds and found that was a good decision. No wait for tickets and easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Goshen, KY
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Wayne, Michigan
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was Beautiful they have fish that I have never ever heard of and I really enjoyed walking the shark bridge. I will be coming back soon

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Belleville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My kids, 7 & 9, loved this place. It's larger than other aquariums we've been to. We liked the sea creatures you could touch. There were a lot of displays under construction when we went so less to see. I purchased tickets online and kids were free so it was a really good deal and we didn't have to wait... More 

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Grove City, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We to three kids ages 2,5 & 9. They had a good time but really LOVED the play place inside the most. My mother also went with us and she just absolutely loved it too. I feel like its kind of pricey but definitely a must see! Its really cool.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I wasn't impressed. We used to go all the time, at least once a year, but now I don't think I'll go back for a while. They have changed exhibits, seems like they have taken away several exhibits. They created small tanks that cool, but they aren't at eye level for children. Kids had a hard time viewing, we had... More 

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Goshen, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Newport Aquarium has always been 1st class and continues to be. We went late afternoon to avoid the crowds and found that was a good decision. No wait for tickets and easy access throughout the venue and to see the displays. This attraction is a bit pricey but worth it given it's quality. They have some unique offerings that... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

First of all, buy your tickets online. Having to wait in a long line in 90+ degree weather was no fun. We had a large group, 8 adults and 5 children. A group rate was not available to us because they needed a 48 hr notice. All of the exhibits were nice, we especially enjoyed the rope bridge over the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My family loves this place at Newport. We always come here now thanks to our annual passes. The exhibits are cool to look and observe about the different types of fish & marine life. As with some other tourists we liked the new shark bridge. A fantastic experience for nearly everyone to enjoy. The aquarium should be acknowledged of putting... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Newport Aquarium on our family vacation and it was very enjoyable. The hotel we stayed in had a brochure that offered $2 off per ticket and I took advantage of it. I also followed the advice of a previous reviewer and purchased my tickets on-line and that allowed us to bypass the line outside and walk straight... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was very crowded the morning we went...and we got there at 10:30. We had to wait in line about 15 mins, but when we came out, the line was backed up all the way to 5 Guys and Fries...so about a 2 hour wait!!! They did have a small area roped off that had umbrella's to get out of... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the better aquariums we have been to. Many exhibits to check out. Lots of animals for the kids to touch; we liked the shark bridge. Pretty cool. They had some other extra experiences that looked cool! Kids liked the playscape and interactive exhibits as well.

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Additional Information about Newport Aquarium

Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone Number: 1-800-406-3474
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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