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Newport Aquarium

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Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone Number: 1-800-406-3474
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Rated #1 U.S. Aquarium by Readers’ Choice Travel Awards and #1 Aquarium in...

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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Fun day for daycare class

Ohio had a heat warning advisory today, all guests are directed to eat lunch outside. Customer service person "Gill's made it possible for our group group of 14 small children to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ohio had a heat warning advisory today, all guests are directed to eat lunch outside. Customer service person "Gill's made it possible for our group group of 14 small children to eat inside. Thanks so much to Gill for his kind understanding.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this aquarium about six years ago and I was excited to bring my kids back now that they were a little older. They are 7 and 9. I felt this aquarium was very expensive for our family of four. I also felt some of the areas are becoming worn and showing their age. The coolest part of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for both ...real family fun Keeps the interest high the new bridge and the shark petting adds to this attraction .....however, very Pricey giftstore !

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Dayton Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very nice aquarium. The walkway though the tank is impressive and you get to see all kinds of fish. The touch pool is fun for kids but I'm not so sure much the sea life like it. One of the coolest attractions is the Penguin area. Just downright fun and funny. Walking the bridge over the shark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone enjoyed morning tour of aquarium. Pleasant employees and it was apparent that pains were taken to keep facility clean.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Aquarium is pricey but good. Loved the shark display and the rope bridge. We didn't do any of the additional add on excursions. Those prices were just as much as admission. Best part of the Aquarium is the location. You can make a day out of it, by everything in the area. We even found a lot of Pokemon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time! The layout is nice and plenty to see for young and old. The diver show in the shark tank is worth the time. An annual pass is a great buy.

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Thank Timothy F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First of all, we loved that the people at the ticket counter told us that we could leave the aquarium and come back as long as we had our ticket stubs. That was great because we didn't really want to eat in the aquarium cafeteria but also didn't want to feel rushed. We really appreciated the ability to leave and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a very small aquarium compared to others It is in a very busy area with resturants and shows. You could spend a few days at this area with children. There is a shuttle that takes you aroung Newport for $1.00 a person

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just a day visit we went early to get ahead of the crowd. Had a great time. You are able to go back in after you already went through as long as you have your stub. Love it.

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