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Newport Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Weekend getaway

Popped this up for things to do and was very pleased we did. Lots to see and learn even for this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ravenna, Michigan
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A nice place to visit

I really enjoyed seeing the huge variety of fish. They have some really interesting unusual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 via mobile

We were in town on a family trip and had a few hours to spare between appointments. I decided to take my nine-year-old to the aquarium not expecting much. To my surprise, this aquarium provided much more entertainment than expected. Although some of the exhibits...More

Thank blessedmomma
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been wanting to take the drive down and finally made it. Great place to spend an afternoon! We enjoyed wandering through the aquarium and checking out all the different fish. There was plenty to see in an afternoon.

Thank 802jenniferp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The only recommendation I have for this place in to maybe add an entrance sign because I could barely find the entrance.. Now onto all the AMAZING stuff. This place has SOOOO much stuff. They offer dive shows, where scuba divers talk to you while...More

Thank trinity0127
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool Aquarium. Especially like the overhead tunnels you go thru. Gives you a more feel of being part of the aquarium. The rope bridge over the shark tank was also very fun. Great place to visit. Love the attractions.

Thank thubl01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time! The Shark Bridge was definitely a unique experience, and one we talked about quite a bit afterward. For the price of a 1x visit, you definitely want to see everything, and the layout basically leads you through every exhibit as...More

Thank Steve6177
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were exploting the Oregon Coast and decided to check out the Aquarium. Sure glad we did! It is so well designed and educational. Daily schedules if feedings, etc with otters, seals, sea birds, etc. Great "hands-on" pool to touch and interact with intertidal creatures....More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped this up for things to do and was very pleased we did. Lots to see and learn even for this old gal. Would recommend for all ages. Easy up and down levels. Also the area has lots to see, food, river/bridge walk. You won't...More

Thank tabs66
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed seeing the huge variety of fish. They have some really interesting unusual looking fish that you normally do not see other places. The touch tank areas were great for the kids. BEWARD Though! They do not open at 9 as this website...More

Thank sharonKentucky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the aquarium for the very first time. Very pleased with the staff and the whole experience! Definitely will visit again.

Thank Tennille V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought the Aquarium was excellent and the exhibits looked healthy and clean. We enjoyed the layout and felt it kept the crowd flowing and eliminated crowding at the windows. I wish the gift shop had more books on sea life, but there is a...More

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Toni B
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Catchthewave33 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that 2-3 hours is a reasonable amount of time to expect to be there.
September 7, 2018|
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Response from SpaceRover | Reviewed this property |
Free up until 3
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.