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Newport Aquarium

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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nice family atmosphere...busy place!

spent the day with family here. It's a nice place, although expensive for families in my opinion... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Good aquarium, but the passageways at times were too narrow

This is a very nice aquarium. It's big and has a very diverse selection of exhibits. However... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Memphis, TN
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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
+1 800-406-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

spent the day with family here. It's a nice place, although expensive for families in my opinion. Nicely maintained, friendly. Lots of daycare center groups equals lots of kid and chaos. But a nice day trip.

Thank annehassel
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very nice aquarium. It's big and has a very diverse selection of exhibits. However, some of the passageways were more cramped than other aquariums I've seen. Some of the displays can get very bottle-necked. Spent a lot of the time there with...More

Thank Bob67215
Reviewed 3 days ago

We paid extra for a penguin encounter. It was amazing! I will never forget that moment when a penguin peck my leg! The were just walking around the room and we were all sitting on benches. Another highlight was a shark bridge, makes you really...More

1  Thank BuckeyeAdventures
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent an hour here, well done with one direction path through the exhibits; a bit pricey for the experience. I would say its not quite the level of the Shedd in Chicago but their shark tank was amazing.

Thank noagent
Reviewed 4 days ago

Seven year old grandson had a good time , With all the interaction and different fishes that they have,

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

6 adults and 3 children on Thursday afternoon...lordy it was packed in there. I love aquariums but there were so many unattended children running around I really couldn't enjoy the exhibit. I truly wish there was some way around this as I do believe children...More

1  Thank tanyap924
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a neat place to visit! Everyone was helpful in direction around the facilities! Believe me, you get to see some big fish too! Definitely go!

Thank sbaltz4856
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Newport Aquarium is a great educational opportunity for young and old. Lots of varieties of fish and marine life. From alligators to jellyfish, frogs to sharks. The tunnel through the sharks is our favorite. Lots of different stingrays too. I highly recommend the Aquarium...More

Thank cathyc919
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a nice, but cooler day in March. It was unbelievably crowded. We had our stroller and I couldn't even turn around in many areas due to the congestion. I had gotten our tickets from work as a pre-order, so we were able...More

Thank Adam040414110816
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium had a great ambiance with lighting, sound, and cleanliness. The exhibits were lined well, so you could read/learn about the different habitats. Be sure to check for busy days. Some parts are narrow, causing a bottleneck of crowds as you wait for others...More

Thank Kris P
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June 30, 2018|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
I remember seeing Ramos there but can't quite give you a definitive answer since I wasn't looking or noticing handicap accessibility. Sorry
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.
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