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Newport Aquarium

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Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
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+1 800-406-3474
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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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Feature-filled aquarium.

Aquarium is larger than it appears from the outside. Exhibits are quite varied, with a little bit of everything to interest kids of all ages.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brian K
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Aquarium is larger than it appears from the outside. Exhibits are quite varied, with a little bit of everything to interest kids of all ages.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you've been to one aquarium, you've seen them all--- sort of. This one felt small and it was very crowded. I felt very claustrophobic and couldn't wait to get out. My kid loved it. The seahorse area was cute. There were fun interactive exhibits sprinkled throughout the one way path through the aquarium. It is similar to Ripley's Aquarium... More 

Thank Lora L
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a GREAT place! I absolutely would recommend it IF it was cheaper. We took our two boys (ages 4 and 7) that love nature/outdoors/wildlife so we were really excited about the trip. However, for a family of 4 it's close to $100 and we were only there for an hour. If you can get discounted tickets or manage... More 

Thank Jayma S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids are 1st grade and under. They love ocean life and they absolutely loved the aquarium. There were several touch tanks. We also enjoyed listening to the educational talks and asking questions. We finished the first walk through in a little more than two hours. Took a break for lunch and came back for another walk through and it... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided on Friday to go to the aquarium on Saturday. We bought tickets online the night before and found a coupon code for a few dollars off a ticket, which helped. They have a timed entry, so you need to pick the time for your ticket. We picked 9:00 am. We are from Indiana, so it took us a... More 

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Deputy, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 1st time to the aquarium on 2nd grade field . We only had a few hours to spend at aquarium and that was adequate time to walk thru and see everything including walking across shark bridge 5 times. The Kid's favorite part was the shark bridge ( it really needs vacuumed). Aquarium was in a nice area... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously I like the place. Newport offers sharks, turtles, fishes, frogs, and more. They have a lot of area where you can walk above or below the aquariums, which is really neat.

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Wentzville, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have given all stars but I think it was a little too pricey. It was $107 for our family of five. Otherwise we were very happy and had a blast. We didnt do the extra cost items BUT glad we waited before paying for them because without the special packages, it was just great on its own. We... More 

Thank Christel H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I truly enjoyed the entire experience. The tour is much longer than expected with more to see than I anticipated. We had a great time! Will be returning!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé surprised me with a trip to newport aquarium and i was ecstatic, i was pleased with the sea life i seen, personally thought it was to short and didn't attract the attention for adults as some of the aquariums I've been to, jellyfish were my favorite part of the aquarium! with that being said- i would go again!

Thank Kinzie M

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