We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great for everyone” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium
1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
1-800-406-3474
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Newport
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
More attraction details
Attraction Details
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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Indianapolis
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Very nice aquarium. They are tons of different exhibits with fish from all alround the world. B est aquarium around for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

642 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    273
    226
    100
    28
    15
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great aquarium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The aquarium is a great place to stop in if you are visiting Cincinnati. It's not as big or fancy as some aquariums (such as Shedd in Chicago), but it is quite big and has a lot of fun displays and the staff are both very friendly and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
47 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Excellent - but go early!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Took our 5 year-old grand-daughter, and went early. Had heard it gets crowded later. Expected it to be largely kids-oriented, and our grand-daughter certainly enjoyed it, but my wife and I found it fascinating and highly informative too. Very well done, even if the gift store is a bit tacky!

Best part for me is the way the fish (sharks etc) swim either side and overhead as you walk along.

Lots of restaurants etc. in the immediate vicinity, so it made for a great outing.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bowling Green, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A bit expensive, but a great exhibit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

There is a lot to see at this aquarium. The exhibits are very good. Especially notable are the shark, stingray, jellyfish, and penguin exhibits. The crocodile and octopus areas were also really good.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A cool aquarium with unique things to see.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

To me aquariums are usually boring. We went on Christmas Eve and I was pleasantly surprised. It was more than just looking at hundreds of boring fish. We saw them feed the penguins, we fed parrots, saw a 15 ft alligator, giant octopus, and hundreds of other things. We have young kids and there was a lot for them to do and interact with too. The area the aquarium is in is also cool. There are shops, places to eat and a great view of the river. Maybe i enjoyed it so much because it was a holiday and not busy but I would recommend this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NewportAquariumKY, Public Relations Manager at Newport Aquarium, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you so much! We are glad you had a good time. We work hard to make sure there is plenty to see and do when you come visit. Hope you can come back again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Newport Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Newport Aquarium, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Newport Aquarium to your Saves list