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Newport Aquarium

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Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
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+1 800-406-3474
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Rated #1 U.S. Aquarium by Readers’ Choice Travel Awards and #1 Aquarium in...

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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Good adult family visit

Visited with 6 adults during a brief family get together. Very nice aquarium for all ages. Has several kid friendly and kid interaction activities. We did the penguin encounter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with 6 adults during a brief family get together. Very nice aquarium for all ages. Has several kid friendly and kid interaction activities. We did the penguin encounter which was really cool. We got to pet them and interact with several. This is a bit costly however. The shark bridge and shark tunnel was cool too.

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Thank John S
Owensville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday morning and got right it. There are many exibits. They need more jellyfish. I was disappointed with the selection. The seahorses were pretty cool.the boys thought the shark tank was pretty cool.

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Thank Kmorgan1976
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium itself was okay. I thought for the price of admission we would be getting a lot more. I would suggest for the price drive to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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Thank Sarah F
Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice aquarium and being a member benefits you if are going to visit other zoos and/or aquariums. We previously used our membership to get into a museum in Bermuda. Great family place the kids will enjoy. Has a small play area inside and a bridge over the shark tank my grandchildren crossed several times during our visit. I have been... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the aquarium with three small children on a Sunday in January, preparing to spend three hours there and then leave to meet family for dinner. This was an outing that had been pre-planned for months for our three year-old's birthday. When we arrived, we were told that due to the crowd, we would not be able to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice aquarium. Lots to see and do. We arrived about 20 min. after they opened and did not have to wait in line for tickets or to see exhibits. Took about 1.5 hours to go through the entire aquarium. My 3 year old was entertained for most of the time. Unfortunately the shark bridge was closed when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss this aquarium! It is just the right size for young kids: not too big, not too small. The price is perfect when we went as the have a buy one adult, get a child entry for free (until 2/26/17). The shark bridge was very cool and the kids loved it. So much so, they took two trips... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been members of the Aquarium for years. There's always something new to notice and familiar favorites too! The area around the Aquarium has so much to explore too. It's a great day out with the family!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Cincinnati for the American Legion Convention so I looked for fun things to do while there! My daughter and I took a cab over there and had a great time. No lines, no waiting. It was reasonably priced and we even walked across the shark tank bridge which I never thought she would do! They take pictures... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to be on the decorating committee for a High School Dance that held the event at the Aquarium. This venue could not have been better. Attendees had the opportunity "dine" amongst the fishes and the food served was well received. The dance floor was a bit tight but participants could cool off and stroll through the... More 

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