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Newport Aquarium

Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone Number: 1-800-406-3474
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Rated #1 U.S. Aquarium by Readers’ Choice Travel Awards and #1 Aquarium in the Midwest by Zagat...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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!
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Urbana, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Yes, I went for the military discount, hoping for a few bucks off (any other day I really can't afford to buy a ticket for me and the girl.) got there, and I got in free (wasn't expecting that) and got a little pin for my service. It really was a pleasant surprise. Anyway, it was, just as I remembered,... More 

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Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We love visiting aquariums and for one in a smaller inland city this one was great. It is very restrictive in a definite flow pattern that felt a bit restrictive but once we figured out the map we went where we were interested and had a great visit. We ate at the cafeteria and were surprised the food was good... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My family loves visiting this place. "High-caliber" aquarium, staff is very friendly, price of admission is reasonable. Not the easiest place to get to, but worth the effort! We would definitely recommend this attraction.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Who would have thought there would be such a great aquarium in Kentucky so far from the ocean. The exhibits were great. This was a wonderful attraction.

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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We purchased four tickets for Breakfast with Scuba Santa. We arrived at 08:25, and ate a buffet style breakfast until 09:15 when Scuba Santa appeared in the shark tank. He put on a 30-45 minute show, and at the end, spoke with each child that wanted to speak with him. Everyone there appeared to have enjoyed it. I know that... More 

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Hamel
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26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you only visit one aquarium this year, this is the one for you! Hands on activities, such as petting nurse sharks and rays, high quality displays, photo ops, such as posing inside a huge, open shark jaws, and a children's play place in the middle make this fun for the whole family! We liked this better than the aquarium... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have recently been to both Newport aquarium and the Ripley's aquarium in Gatlinburg Tennessee. The Newport blows Ripley's out of the water. Newport has so many great exhibits and is very family friendly. They ease of getting in and out of Newport is great also.

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Newport Aquarium is a great place to visit! The Aquarium is priced so that it doesn't break the bank if you want to take the whole family. Parking is close by in the garage and there are quite a few restaurants near there to grab a bite after you visit the Aquarium.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We recently visited the Newport Aquarium as part of our family mini-vacation. I was surprised by the price it cost when compared to how long it takes to visit all the areas in the aquarium ($76 for a family of four - took us three hours and I was stretching it out). The facility is very nice and there are... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I adore this aquarium. It's huge and there is lots to see. Well worth the value. I live in northern Ohio and will gladly make the drive down there to visit once and a while. The kids love it and so do the adults. It's also located in a great area with a good selection of shopping and eating to... More 

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