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Newport Aquarium

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Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
Phone Number: +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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OK but Pricy

We'd not been here before, and when we decided to go to Cincy to see a ballgame the next day, we though this would be a good time to try it out. As it was a rainy day, we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Clarion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Newport Aquarium while on our honeymoon in Kentucky. The aquarium is everything we had hoped it would be and more! From the giant shark tank to the smallest seahorses the aquarium was enjoyable for everyone. There are two exhibits where you can touch anemones and starfish and various types of sharks! It was a very clean well... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We'd not been here before, and when we decided to go to Cincy to see a ballgame the next day, we though this would be a good time to try it out. As it was a rainy day, we were glad that we were inside. The aquarium is pretty nice, with a couple of different areas. There's a large shark... More 

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Monroe, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium is really nice and the employees do a wonderful job. My toddler really loved seeing all the fish and petting the shark and rays. The Scuba Santa was a nice touch. 5 star experiences with a 4 star price. This was a very expensive visit.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience for my three year old and myself. However, for $46, it was a bit too expensive for 2 hours of a small aquarium. There are also constant upsells from pennies to food to pictures. The playground in the frog area is good and the penguin area is fun. The sharks were not a huge hit... More 

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Crab Orchard, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took Nephews family here for a great trip. We all had a blast seeing all the animals. A must do for everyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family wknd. in Cinci. which included going to see Scuba Santa at the Newport Aquarium - the grandkids loved it! We were there about 3 hrs. & that was totally taking our time to enjoy it all. Well worth it-

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Lexington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandkids, my daughter, and I love to visit the aquarium. Any excuse will do to come see Mighty Mike, the baddest alligator around, and Sweet Pea, the shark ray who is the proud mother of 6 pups. The jellyfish exhibit is wonderful!

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd give this place four and a half stars if I could. Awesome place, I don't know why I couldn't do the 5th star. Seems like similar attractions and activities of other aquariums I've been to. Definitely worth the trip, though.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a great place to take children. There are many kid friendly events and more than enough to keep adults interest as well. The shark and crocodile exhibits are fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled from Ripley, West Virginia to visit. Cost $25 each for adults to get in. You get to see all kinds of fish and sharks and lizards and some snakes and penguins and otters and gators. There's this big shark tank you can walk over on a rope bridge. I love all the tunnels you walk through with all... More 

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