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“Newport Aquarium is fun, especially for kids, but there's not much value at $23/adult.”
Review of Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: 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!
Louisville, Kentucky
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“Newport Aquarium is fun, especially for kids, but there's not much value at $23/adult.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've been to several aquariums including Underwater World in the Mall of America, and the Georgia Aquarium. The Newport Aquarium is pretty cool. I really like how they have it split up into different river and lake areas from around the world that each feature the marine life from their respective locations. There are a few hands on opportunities that kids really seem to enjoy also.

My only two real gripes are the price, which is $23 per adult, (you can save $2 by purchasing tickets at Kroger) and that it was very very busy which made it hard to get a chance to see a lot of things.

All in all it is fun, and the surrounding area has a lot of cool shops and restaurants.

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“Don't need a full day”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We've been a few times. Don't need to go more than once a year. We were fortunate to have the boy scout discount this past Sunday and it wasn't crowded so that was a bonus. One of these imtes I would like to schedule an animal encounter or career speaker event(behind the scenes tour etc). My boys are 9 & 12...they thoroughly enjoyed it but we were in & out in probably an hour and a half. we didn't stay for any of the shows this time....kinda feel like if you see a show once that is enough. But I'm not sure how often tehy change the shows.

Visited November 2012
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“The best aquarium ever!!!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Awesome aquarium!!!! A little pricey but worth the money. We love the shark tunnel and the jellyfish room. The kids love feeding the lorikeets. I recommend this aquarium to anyone

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“Family friendly”
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

The Newport aqaurium is a very interesting attraction. All of the staff seemed very friendly and were willing to answer any questions one might have. I enjoyed everything about my visit except for the food court. It was very expensive for the food you received. Plus there wasn't much to choose from. Overall the food court left much to be desired.

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“A standout”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Some aquariums have quantity. Some aquariums have quality. The Newport Aquarium stands out for plenty of both quality and quantity. I think there were 4 or 5 tunnels with much sea life we walked through. Penguin Parade at the opening time is fun.

Visited August 2012
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