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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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Nice aquarium to visit with kids

We visited on Easter Saturday. A little busy but plenty of room to see all the animals they have. It was laid out well and easy to navigate throughout. Cost was reasonable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just like all other aquariums. Nothing special. They said it takes 1.5 hrs. Took us 45 minutes. The ark and creation museum were much better.

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Thank Brian F
Crawfordsville, Indiana
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice and clean facility, Just very overpriced for the amount of attractions. The staff was helpful and friendly. Just a little disappointing.

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Thank CVilleGal2015
West Virginia
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed the Aquarium in past visits, but not so much now. The Aquarium needs a major overhaul. Everything is geared for young children, not for those of us adults. Other aquariums, although also kid-friendly, have thoughtful presentations for adults. But Newport Aquarium is a child's play yard. Exhibits take a back seat to "photo op" sites in every... More 

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Thank Hawkystone
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Newport Aquarium is the best place too go when you go too newport,ky I give it 5 stars we enjoy going there with our grandkids they enjoy seeing all the sea life I recommend for all too go there on your vacations and trust me you will get your money worth's.

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

Thank you for visiting us and for the great review! Come again soon! More 

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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Easter Saturday. A little busy but plenty of room to see all the animals they have. It was laid out well and easy to navigate throughout. Cost was reasonable and they do offer military discount. We choose the backstage animal encounter for $15/person. Neat 45 min tour behind the scenes and well worth the extra money. Takes... More 

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1 Thank Michael B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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581 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the aquarium, great displays and a fun place to visit. They offer a military discount although it is small. The only negative is that it is very expensive for the hour or two (max) that you can spend inside.

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1 Thank luckyno39
Indiana
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134 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took grand kids for a fun time at the aquarium. We had a great time. Loved everything...only thing didn't like was the times for shows weren't clearly listed & so missed seeing show grand kids wanted to see.

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1 Thank genericqueen
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great aquarium with fun things to do around the area and many food choices! There's a small mall area adjacent to the aquarium. It sits right on the Ohio River so you can look out over it and the Purple People Bridge is right there as well!

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1 Thank Stephanie C
Chad S, Manager at Newport Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review- please visit us again soon! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the same brilliant idea as all the other families that going on spring break in the middle of the week. Pretty busy. Glad we bought tickets at Kroger before hand. No waiting in line to get in. Which that line was crazy for 10:00 am. A little to crowded to take in evey exhibit. Lots of exhibits not up... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this aquarium on March 28, 2017 with two of my sisters and my Dad. We were visiting Cincinnati, OH from Chicago to see the Zoo and found that this aquarium was just over the river in Kentucky. My sister has a slipped disc in her back, so we called ahead of time to see about renting a scooter.... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. Could you send us your contact information so that we can follow-up with you? Our e-mail address is info@newportaquarium.com. More 

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