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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
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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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fun with grandkids!

We took 3 of our grandchildren....two 10 year olds and a seven year old. Drove over from Indianapolis...easy drive and easy to get to. Bought tickets with a AARP... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Indiana
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took 3 of our grandchildren....two 10 year olds and a seven year old. Drove over from Indianapolis...easy drive and easy to get to. Bought tickets with a AARP discount...still $105.00 to get in, only $2 to park! We spent about 5 hours...we all really enjoyed our day. Been to zoos, museums with them many times, wanted to do something... More 

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Mooresville, Indiana
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family was very pleased with this experience. This is an excellent aquarium. The staff was very friendly. Go at 9:00 am. When we left there was a long line to get in.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Allow 1-2 hours for this small but entertaining aquarium experience. One of few places you can see shark rays. Was disappointed on latest trip as they didn't do any educational sessions and only did a meet and greet with a fish character in the theater.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go! We had such a great time here. When we first arrived, we were led to an area to watch the shark rays feed....fascinating! The guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. Great place for kids although we didn't have any with us and we still enjoyed it. I would go back!

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Chad S, Manager at Newport Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit to Newport Aquarium. Please visit us again soon. More 

Wauseon, Ohio
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2 adults, 4 kids, and an infant visited on a weekday. We did not have to wait for tickets at all. We parked in a pay lot across the street. There were plenty of spaces available, but would fill up fast. The aquarium was nice but there is not much viewing space in front of the displays. That made it... More 

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Mulberry, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience! This aquarium was so enjoyable to visit. Lots of great displays and encounters for people of all ages. We got to pet a shark, baby alligator, and a starfish. We went on a Tuesday in mid march (spring break for us) around 2:00 pm. We got right in (no wait) and loved the fact that it... More 

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Chad S, Manager at Newport Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit to Newport Aquarium. Please visit us again soon. More 

Huntington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 3 went on spring break. (My son is 15) The aquarium was busy but not overwhelming. Lots of small children with parents. Exhibits were well organized and well marked for light reading. Everything was clean and staff was present at all petting areas. The path was easy to follow and flow was smooth. While it was interesting... More 

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Springfield, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this aquarium and we have been to others (Atlanta, Chicago, etc) and we were just not impressed with this one. Nothing exciting, nothing that WOW'd us. But, we went in the middle of winter and we did not have many options for entertaining... it was just OK though.

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Kettering, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here on a weekend trip to Cincy. We walked across the purple pedestrian bridge from our hotel to Newport which was cool. We bought our tickets and only had to wait about 45 mins until our entry time. There's plenty to walk around and see at the mall while waiting to get into the aquarium.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice aquarium in really cute area called "the levee". Not the largest aquarium I have ever visited but it was definitely worth the trip.. We visited during peak time on a Sat so it did get congested at times but we were always able to see things well and get good pictures. Especially loved the sharks, white alligators, sea... More 

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