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Address: 425 York St, Newport, KY 41071
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Its a huge Bell

This is a huge bell. Other than that their is nothing special about it. The bell is on the corner of 4th st and RT 27.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Columbus Ohio
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Elbert, Colorado
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wow! I've never been that close to a very large, ringing bell. It was memorable. I'm glad I saw it. Our group requested it for a memorial activity, and it was quite moving. I only wish the attraction had a patch I could buy to add to my collection.

Thank Lisa B
Columbus Ohio
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298 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a huge bell. Other than that their is nothing special about it. The bell is on the corner of 4th st and RT 27.

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Richmond, Indiana
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It is a nice looking plaza but I have no idea why the guy built this. Nice to have the open space in the area but it is not something that people need to come to the area just to see it.

Thank Tom F
Toronto, Canada
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739 reviews
312 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I can't say this is a riveting attraction, but it's a big bell so maybe worth a look if you have nothing better to do and just need a walk and too kill a few minutes. I don't want to say the peace bell is bad attraction, but it is kind of a silly name. We never had peace really,... More 

Thank James A
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The World Peace Bell is one the largest, FREE-SWINGING bells in the WORLD. It weighs 66,000 pounds and measuring 12 feet high and 12 feet wide, the bell was designed and cast by Cincinnati's own Verdin Bell Company, one of the largest bell-making companies in the world. There is a museum upstairs with a helpful docent but I don't know... More 

Thank EllaH1
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a stand alone site to visit, it is quite compact. It has history and commemoration of firefighters, so it has interest. If you are walking Newport, KY stop by. It is open air.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have never seen anything so huge. Amazing! We took pictures and our people look so small. It's worth taking a little walk to, plus there is a firefighter memorial site next to it and lots of beautiful architecture nearby.

Thank Mammig
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a very cool bell and memorial. The isn't much signage, but look around and you'll find the facts about it. This is a great place for photos. I think it is worth 15-30 minutes of time to enjoy and explore.

Thank Mark R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The bell is kind of cool., how it was made, etc but it is in a little tower. Disappointing from the original publicly announced plans. The firefighter staues by it are really neat. It is a nice place for an outdoor celebration like July 4 so you can hear up lose the bell ring.

Thank KentuckySam
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I used to live here and would walk by it everyday to work. Years went by before I ever actually realized it was a monument. There are to signs to it, its pretty much just a bell between a parking lot and a white castle. If you go, make sure its not night, lots of bars and drunks.

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