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Newport Aquarium

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Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Birthday visit

We took our 10 year old son and his cousin to the aquarium for his birthday. Both loved it. It’s... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Troy, Ohio
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Fun afternoon.

Had a great time with our 6 and 3 year olds. Kinda crowded but it wasn’t unbearable as it moved... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary W
Zanesville, Ohio, United States
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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...more
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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
+1 800-406-3474
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wife and I had time to kill so we went. It was a busy Sunday just before school was to start. We were able to see everything pretty well. The jellyfish wer3 beautiful. The underwater divers in.shark tank was a nice show. It could get...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our 10 year old son and his cousin to the aquarium for his birthday. Both loved it. It’s very well done. Can get crowded but we found the line moved pretty smoothly. We bought discount tickets at Kroger prior to our visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great time with our 6 and 3 year olds. Kinda crowded but it wasn’t unbearable as it moved along smoothly despite the crowd. Lots of places to sit (my husband had a sore ankle). Loved watching the sharks and penguins. Next time will...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great aquarium.we spent a couple hours. Just enough walking for us Seniors. Nice location on the river.

Thank beachbcp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleased to find that the parking garage for the aquarium is free between 11 and 2, plenty of time to see everything, and just a couple bucks if you aren't within those time constrictions. The photo opportunity before you go in is superb!...More

Thank TheMaven2u
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium is really fun! Parking is cheap ($3.00) and ticket for me was $24. My son and his family have annual passes. Well done for both kids and adults! Visit was about 2 hours. Kids loved Mighty Mike the alligator, the penguins, and the...More

Thank Sheilamorgan220
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard rave reviews of the Newport Aquarium, but unfortunately our experience left us underwhelmed. The rooms were extremely crowded and staff did not help to keep things moving along. It was difficult for our children to get close enough to see any of...More

Thank Stacy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t realize that this border town between Kentucky and Ohio along the river existed (I mean, I knew there had to be a town, but ;-) Newport was a delight and the aquarium was a perfect fit there. We had a schedule to keep...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice aquarium. If I lived nearby and had small children, I would buy an annual pass. It's not one if those aquariums I would travel a hundred miles to see. I have easy access to an aquarium like that. I'm glad I...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. We had a wonderful time. See the penguins and the sharks. Walking under the fish was fun!

Thank Paul N
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Mary W
August 7, 2018|
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Response from StockpilingMoms | Reviewed this property |
Should be no problem at all as long as you are there that day.
August 4, 2018|
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Response from 680michaelg2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, be sure to get a discount using your AAA card if you're a member.
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
I remember seeing Ramos there but can't quite give you a definitive answer since I wasn't looking or noticing handicap accessibility. Sorry