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Newport Aquarium

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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
+1 800-406-3474
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Very interesting, informative and fun

Surprised granddaughter with this visit for her birthday. Confusing to get to, but once there it... read more

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Richard B
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Caldwell, Texas
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Interesting fish.

Lots of exotic fish and sharks. Manta ray and stuff I've never seen before. The glass is clean... read more

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DannyDDD
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Arizona
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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!
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark bridge” (161 reviews)
“sea life” (54 reviews)
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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
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+1 800-406-3474
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"shark bridge"
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"sea life"
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"penguin encounter"
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"shark petting"
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"mighty mike"
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"octopus"
in 31 reviews
"frog bog"
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"parking garage"
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"buy tickets"
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"jellyfish exhibit"
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"small sharks"
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"all ages"
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"cincinnati area"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Surprised granddaughter with this visit for her birthday. Confusing to get to, but once there it was a great adventure. Like most attractions, lots of ways to spend extra money. Exhibits flow from one area to the next. Kids were fascinated, as were adults. Breaks...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lots of exotic fish and sharks. Manta ray and stuff I've never seen before. The glass is clean and easy to see through. Other little side tanks. Sea horses etc. If you like, you can look down from the cat walk. It is special being...More

Thank DannyDDD
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoy going to zoos/aquariums. I expected a lot more from this one. I do feel like it’s overpriced, and even as a member of the AZA, it doesn’t offer discounts and stuff like most things. There were not a ton of attractions either...More

Thank Dylan M
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to Newport Aquarium and enjoyed everything about it. The kids loved being able to see the variety of fish that are available to view. We had a scheduled time for 10am but very happy we went in earlier as by 10am, it was very...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interactive!! Location was easily accessible, parking cost reasonable! Aquarium is on Riverfront lots of other things to do!! Highly recommend!

1  Thank Robertjenn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent half day here, I was impressed on how well it was organized. Very educational. The aquarium was very clean. Had a play area for the children.

1  Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This aquarium is as good as advertised! The exhibits were fantastic and very visible. The sharks and amazon exhibits were our favorites. Highly recommended for all!

1  Thank Sam D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our visit and was surprised at the many activities for young children. Very informative and great staff that guides you through a massive display of the world's amazing wildlife. Spacious parking and easy access make this a must see when you visit Cinn/Ky....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We should have gone a little earlier, By 10am school field trips were in FORCE. The aquarium is a one-way route; to avoid a swarm you can only move ahead or let them pass. Attractions are quite fun. The jellyfish tank is can't-miss; the eye-level...More

Thank redneckbluevote
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delightful aquarium that can be in conjunction with a trip to Cincinnati. Either the Zoo or Kings Island. The Shark Bridge was kind of cool, but not really a major attraction. Really cool things to see, not only fish but some really cool alligators and...More

Thank Christian C
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jba
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Irishstud | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think a 14 year old would be fine at Newport. It isn’t a huge place so it’s not an all day activity. There are many restaurants right there.
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vickij212
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Judy0000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. There is a parking garage right next to the Aquarium. We also had an elderly person with us and the parking attendant said drop your guest off at the elevator on the top floor and park there. We were not there... More
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Diane K
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