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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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Surprisingly BIG aquarium!

There is so much to see and do in Newport Aquarium. We even had a picture taken with Scuba Santa... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bernie G
Shelby, Ohio
Great weekend trip

My fiancé and I spent the morning exploring a surprisingly large aquarium. The aquarium itself was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris Y
Garden City, Michigan
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
+1 800-406-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see and do in Newport Aquarium. We even had a picture taken with Scuba Santa! Everything from sharks to penguins to a 15' alligator. I think his name is Mike lol. You can buy special tickets for behind the scenes...More

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I spent the morning exploring a surprisingly large aquarium. The aquarium itself was very clean and the displays were all very informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the underwater tunnels, and all the educational opportunities. This is a good place for young children as...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and do! Had a great n time with friends visiting while off work. Really loved the exhibits throughout the building..

Thank YayaQueenBee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time visiting Newport Aquarium and we were not disappointed! Although the tickets were a bit expensive, it was worth every penny. The underwater sights were incredible and my kids did not want to leave. The touch exhibits were such an awesome...More

Thank palmerchad5
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the beginning i wasnt expecting a lot from the place...i don't like aquariums...but, after you see the way the animals are take care of and the way you can learn a lot of the treasures we have in our planet, i decided to enjoy...More

Thank Felipe_OH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed touring the aquarium. There were a lot of great fish and sharks to see. The tunnels were fun to just look up at the sharks swimming over. I especially liked the rock fish and the giant grubber. The kids enjoyed the frog...More

Thank Iris N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Aquarium for veterans week. My admission was free and I received a $3 discount for my significant other. We loved the place. The glass tunnels were amazing, we got up close and personal with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and a variety...More

Thank George M H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice aquarium... on par with others we have visited throughout the country. Laid out well and easily navigated. I would suggest to budget about 2-3 hours to see the whole thing.

Thank redpepper74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Newport Aquarium is located at Newport on the Levee and is surrounded by shopping and restaurants. The aquarium is great fun for the family. There are a lot of “ touch pools” for the kids. There is even a bridge over the shark tank that...More

Thank hobbes295
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing place! I have wanted to go to the Newport Aquarium for years, finally made it a priority. Glad I did. This facility is VERY clean and exceptionally well maintained. The design and layout are superb making for a seamless and enjoyable...More

Thank Jeremy N
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Diane K
1 September 2017|
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Response from Kokomo2130 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I do not have annual passes so unfortunately I cannot answer your question.
27 August 2017|
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Response from Kokomo2130 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am not able to answer that question. We watched the penguin encounter as part of the overall admission ticket and it was fun. I recommend calling the Aquarium directly about admission for just the penguins.
Kayla Marie G
3 July 2017|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage there. Plus valet, which I thought was worth the price. As for drinks, yes, I brought in a coffee and they let me take it right in.