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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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Makes a great day trip.

I went to the Aquarium for veterans week. My admission was free and I received a $3 discount for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
George M H
Great for kids

Very nice aquarium... on par with others we have visited throughout the country. Laid out well and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
redpepper74
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (49 reviews)
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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GREAT GREAT GREAT. Great for all ages, of all abilities. It takes 3-4 hours to complete at a nice paste. Super clean & staff is beyond friendly The touching exhibits are awesome for kids & even toddlers get in on the action I will be...More

Thank SnowM_nn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium is situated in Newport Kentucky right on the river front. It is easily accessible from the Tank Bus which runs between Newport, Covington and Cincinnati for $1.00. The aquarium is in a great open-air plaza full of restaurants, a movie theatre, bowling alley...More

Thank Always_have_Paris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They allow you to touch some of the stingrays and other sea creatures. It is a very unique experience. The aquarium is not extremely large but is well designed. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved getting married at the Aquarium. It was beautiful, with amazing views of Cincinnati from the dance floor. We got to pet a penguin and our guests were able to wander around the Aquarium to see the other exhibits. The staff...More

Thank Kristy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband & I visited the Newport Aquarium on a cool October afternoon. I do have to agree with other reviewers, the $25 entrance fee is a little steep. But this is a very nice aquarium & they have a large assortment of displays that...More

Thank TravlerND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased tickets on line got our entry time and breezed through the building crowd upon arrival. The facility is beautiful and the exhibits are fantastic. Lots of hands on and kinetic displays, loads of fish and aquatic life, a good food area. Very pleasant...More

Thank kloudaman
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Diane K
31 August 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.
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aknowles1114
26 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.
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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.
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