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Newport Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A trip to see the fish

Newport Aquarium is an awesome and exciting place. They have a wide variety of fish, birds, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Louisville, Kentucky
PLEASE leave your stroller at home

Newport aquarium is awesome! My kids loved it. I have no complaints about the facility itself. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kokomo, Indiana
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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...more
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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
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Reviewed yesterday

Newport Aquarium is an awesome and exciting place. They have a wide variety of fish, birds, and reptiles. It’s a great place for children. I highly recommend. There is a lot to see, but you may go through it very fast if you aren't paying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jsmith4415
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Newport aquarium is awesome! My kids loved it. I have no complaints about the facility itself. The timed entry is a good idea, but it still seemed too crowded during our visit. It would have been almost impossible to go against the crowd to revisit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JulietGSierra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a fun place to visit. The facility was fun and clean. The animals seemed well taken care of.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 6 days ago

We gave a trip to the aquarium as a Christmas gift to our 4 year old and 7 year old. The scuba santa was pretty cute the kids loved that part. I had never been before and we made a trip of it. The aquarium...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hollyd912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, their website indicates you'll have more fun without the stroller. And I gotta say, if you don't HAVE to have it, don't take it. It's like taking it into a zoo exhibit. It's just in the way, you're moving it out of people's way,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Plumamazing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren to the aquarium Saturday, a break from winter and to get out of the house. Parking was pretty easy and inexpensive. Admission was kind of pricey, but because penguins poop every 10 minutes it was ok. The grandchildren really enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Carl_Bohman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously a lot of fish in aquariums but also places where you can touch some of the animals, several places where you can walk through tunnels and see fish swimming above. Good selection of reptiles and amphibians. Some lessons in ecology and conservation. Lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wagnekk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a beautiful aquarium , and the hands on experiences were amazing. My kids loved all of it. Sharks were our favorite. The divers were great with explanations for all the kids questions. Can't wait to come back again. Lots of neat restraints...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank juliannm2019
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We were in the Newport area over the holidays and decided to go to the aquarium. It’s a very kid friendly, hands-on experience. We took our 5 year old grandson and he really enjoyed it. It was fairly crowded the day we went but it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary C
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We really enjoyed ourselves. Welcoming and helpful staff. A large and impressive facility. Many interesting exhibits, and also much to do. We were encouraged to participate in activities. Great for all, no matter their age.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Toni B
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Catchthewave33 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that 2-3 hours is a reasonable amount of time to expect to be there.
September 7, 2018|
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Response from SpaceRover | Reviewed this property |
Free up until 3
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Response from StockpilingMoms | Reviewed this property |
Should be no problem at all as long as you are there that day.