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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Take your time or you will be done really fast. The aquarium is small but there is a lot to see. If it busy it is hard to see some of the attractions. Very clean

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Fishers, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We always visit the aquarium while in Newport and it's always a fun experience. The aquarium is located on the Levee and is very convenient to get to. The ticket booth is outside and once inside the aquarium is very easy to get around in. I recommend this attraction for all ages.

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Leland, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very large, well done aquarium with great flow for the foot traffic. The touch pools were amazing and had volunteers. The exhibits were great, especially the penguins. Cafe has a good selection and you can buy tickets online via a smart phone app and skip the line!

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Norwalk, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The aquarium has a deal after 4 pm. If you would like to save some money going after 4 still gives you plenty of time and saves you money.

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Louisville, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
15 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I visited with my 8 month old daughter, my wife, and a friend with her 6 month old son on a Friday morning. We arrived shortly after they opened, and we were glad we had purchased tickets elsewhere since there was already a line to buy tickets. I carried my daughter and we walked slowly since she liked to examine... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My family enjoyed this aquarium. It is small -- we visited on a Summer Saturday and it was crowded. There is only one 'path' around the exhibits. We really enjoyed the sharks, penguins and alligator. The exhibits were great and shows were nice ... But a bit exaggerated. I purchased our tickets online and got a Shark Week discount. I... More

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Melbourne, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

A lot to see and it's a good aquarium. Fun for the kids. The price for admission is over the top. For that price, there are other things to do in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati that are a lot cheaper and just as educational. If you want to see animals, spend an entire day at the zoo for half the price...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We all loved the sharks, being able to touch them and the Jelly Fish. The large alligator was in a nice place to see him and the Penguins were pretty awesome. Overall a good place to go but it was a bit small for the price and of course tons of people were there so we couldn't do what we... More

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Normal, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice size & variety of animals. Lots of workers around for questions, plenty of things for young kids to interact with. Great location, parking deck $3, we'll lit & easy to get to aquarium & ride the ducks.

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Lima, ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a most excellent surprise. The exhibits are extremely well done. There are multiple walk through viewing aquariums where you can see get quite up close with the fish in the exhibits. The penguin exhibit was stunning. We could have stayed there for hours. Quite entertaining, and just plain fun to see. Excellent facilities.

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