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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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One of the Best Aquariums !!

WOW !!! We visited in early September, and it was great = it wasn't very crowded at all. My kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fishy business here!

Awesome aquarium. Lots to see for everyone. Conservation programs here are first rate and their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wink B
Centerville, Ohio
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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!
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark bridge” (143 reviews)
“sea life” (44 reviews)
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1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071-1679
+1 800-406-3474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW !!! We visited in early September, and it was great = it wasn't very crowded at all. My kids were able to see everything, multiple times, and at their own pace. The tickets we bought allowed us to re-enter anytime throughout that day, so...More

Thank dd65stang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome aquarium. Lots to see for everyone. Conservation programs here are first rate and their connections to other sea life conservation groups is impressive. We enjoyed our time here. We'll be back. The Newport on the Levee area is quite nice. Great staff too!

Thank Wink B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only better one would be Sea World. This is similar in style to the Mandolay Bay in Las Vegas but much larger. Better than the Chicago Shedd Aquarium. Huge shark tank that you walk through or can walk on a rope bridge over is...More

Thank craigkat2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Newport Aquarium in early September. One of the things we were impressed with was the apparent effort by the designers to get the public as close to the specimens as possible. There were many walk though Plexiglas tunnels where fish are all around....More

Thank Wizzard_Man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son (5 yrs) absolutely loved the aquarium. And I was quite impressed!! Beautiful facility. The shark walk was the highlight of the trip for my son. Little pricey to get in and out the door with the gift shop but worth it to see...More

Thank mikeh8434
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed our time at the aquarium it was nice to see all the fish and sharks was my favorite sea animals to see. I loved the whole view of the aquarium there was so much to see I also love the penguins.

Thank Linda0578
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids & I came and loved seeing all the different types of fish & also being able to touch some of the sea life. We enjoyed the shark talk session who a scuba diver who was in the water with the shark. We enjoyed...More

Thank broncoalum97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the biggest, but an excellent aquarium just the same. A greater variety of fish, especially relative exotics, than implied in other reviews. New to me this time was the paddle fish. They must have been recently fed because they were all swimming around with...More

1  Thank gerry712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming to this aquarium, except for when I come and there is an overabundance of loud, obnoxious children that just seem to be there because it was where their parents/school brought them for the day.

Thank Keimic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will admit that aquariums don't excite me...but they excite my kids! This was a good trip and the layout of Newport is really good. I applaud them for the total length of their exhibits, the layout of path then several galleries along the way...More

Thank Lclimber
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Diane K
1 September 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.
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.
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.