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World Peace Bell

425 York St, Newport, KY 41071
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Newport
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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English first
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice but has no signage explaining the meaning of the bell - have some 9/11 memorials there as well.

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Newport, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was built for the year 2000 celebrations. It is the 3rd largest bell in the world. They ring it on occasion, it's pretty impressive.

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Adelaide
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The title of this review is complete; nothing much else can be said about it. Perhaps if I'd seen/heard the bell ring then I might have been more impressed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It is just worth quickly stopping and seeing. All it is is a large bell. So don't expect much. But it is just a nice quick little stop.

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Florence, Kentucky, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Today the kids and I had a scavenger hunt in Newport, KY. First stop, the world peace bell in Newport. First we viewed tit from the road and read the statement below, then we went inside. You can gather some paperwork and take the elevator upstairs to the viewing platform. This is where I was blown away! The gentleman that... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Information lacking. There are interesting elements to this display like the first time it was rung there was a blowout of windows--interesting but not there. If it rang at certain times it might lend more interest.

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Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

It's not really much of a display. There was a lot of litter around, very sad signage... I was embarrassed.

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Covington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This was just a bell on dislpay in temporary housing in a parking lot. It doesn't ring all the time, only on special occasions. Nothing more.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Not worth walking more than a half block to see. Ugly, sterile, housing for the bell.

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