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Newport Aquarium

#1 of 20 things to do in Newport Features Animals
1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
+1 800-406-3474
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Some great exhibits

We went on a Wednesday morning and it was pretty crowded in parts when a daycare was going through... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Huntsville, Alabama
Annual Season Pass Holder

I absolutely love Newport Aquarium. I was a little skeptical at first to purchase season passes but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark bridge” (132 reviews)
“sea life” (39 reviews)
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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
+1 800-406-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a Wednesday morning and it was pretty crowded in parts when a daycare was going through. They did not seem to be spending the entire day there because we only shared space with them for half of our 2.5 hour stay. It's...More

Thank ac6804
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I absolutely love Newport Aquarium. I was a little skeptical at first to purchase season passes but I must say that it's the best decision I made for my 5 year old. She never got bored of the exhibits and we always discovered something new!...More

Thank sgiovanni2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great as always. This was our third visit. Ages 60 to 5. Something for everyone. We love it Always 5 star.

Thank LittleGram
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a few hours in the afternoon here -- it was next to our hotel. The acquarium proved to be a first rate smaller one. We come from an area where there are large national ones. That being said, the selection of marine life was...More

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday - and had made 12pm reservations online the day before. For our family of 5 (2 adults, a 3 yr old, 5 yr old and 3 mo old) was $94.00 Once we waited in line and were inside and finished with...More

Thank tstacy218
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting displays, informative details, but too likely to be crowded after the first hour or so. The shark bridge is an interesting novelty, and the large tanks aren't a bad attraction, but it seems a tad overpriced.

Thank UKLaTxDuck
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place for a break from the heat and humidity. The ticket counter person was very friendly and, when she found out we were from Colorado, told us about the sea turtle they got from Denver whose name is Denver. The Shark...More

1  Thank Shelly H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm big on aquariums, because I love penguins and different types of fish and sea life. This aquarium is very nice, though if you add some dolphins, sea lions and beluga whales it could be AWESOME! It was very busy, lots of kids and a...More

Thank ALG-Millbury
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was an original pass owner when the Newport Aquarium first opened their doors. I purchased annual pass for my family every year until my son went to highschool. After that we bought passes when we decided to go with out of town guests. I...More

Thank 442vickir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice place to visit. And the view of Cincinnati and the river is a plus. Several places to eat and and shop.

Thank Sherry Denise Y
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Kayla Marie G
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Peggy M | Reviewed this property |
There was plenty of parking. There was a garage and the Elevators took you to street level and to the front door of the aquarium.
Rebecca R
July 2, 2017|
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Response from killian30 | Reviewed this property |
I would look to eat somewhere outside the aquarium. The cafe is small, expensive and noisy. We did actually get a little something for my 2 year old granddaughter because you have to feed a 2 year old, otherwise they become... More
Lori P
June 22, 2017|
Response from Natraj A | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $25 + tax and Children costs $17 + tax. If you buy from Kroger, you get $2 off per ticket I guess. Also check out online for any coupons. This is the general admission one. They do have yearly passes as well. It... More