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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
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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Muncie, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit with the family, or even as a couple. We have been here a few times to take advantage of special group days and have enjoyed it very much. We'll be back in November!

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Irvine, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The kids enjoyed it but for the price I thought it was a little lacking. Not planning a return trip.

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Canton, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Staff are friendly! Exhibits are awesome, especially the penguins! If you can, get the penguin encounter :)

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My almost 2-year-old grandson LOVES fish, and he had a great time, especially in the places where the fish swim over you. He also liked the turtle canyon. He didn't like the frogs or the jellyfish as much as the adults in the group, possibly because they were harder to see. It seemed less crowded than other Saturdays we have... More

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mason
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is the review my 9 and 6 year old grandchildren gave after seeing the aquarium for a third summer in a row. Each year the aquarium makes interesting additions, like Mighty Mike a giant alligator and white alligators, which are very rare. The hands on activities, such as petting tortoises and sharks are fun for all ages. Also, the... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A recent visit to the Newport Aquarium for my Family was a very enjoyable time. It was well laid out and very reasonable. A lot of the exhibits are outside so they are very weather dependent. Fortunately for us the weather was good so we managed to spend a lot of time in at the outside enclosures. There were signs... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took two children under the age of three and they loved it. There are several places for children to take a break to play and many educational spots to touch and ask questions. The glass floors on the tunnels were so amusing for our two and a half year old. Sharks were w hit,

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Brasilia, DF
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There are 14 galleries, including 5 seamless acrylic túneis totaling overdose 200 frete in lenght. I recomend this visit.

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Vandalia, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We live a couple hours north of this attraction and finally gave it a whirl. Clean, well decorated, interesting, educational. on our visit, school was back in session - so, all of the cautions regarding long lines and crowds were not in play for us. Expect to spend 3 hours if you read the information plaques and view most all... More

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murfreesboro, tn
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited late Saturday afternoon of Labor Day weekend. I thought it might be packed, but that late in the day was a good time to go. The aquarium didn't start out great, but got much better. Nice variety of fish from different parts of the world. There were a few sharks, and some really cool looking shark rays. We... More

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