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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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Very nice attraction

I was in Cincinnati for the American Legion Convention so I looked for fun things to do while there! My daughter and I took a cab over there and had a great time. No lines, no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss this aquarium! It is just the right size for young kids: not too big, not too small. The price is perfect when we went as the have a buy one adult, get a child entry for free (until 2/26/17). The shark bridge was very cool and the kids loved it. So much so, they took two trips... More 

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Thank Heather K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been members of the Aquarium for years. There's always something new to notice and familiar favorites too! The area around the Aquarium has so much to explore too. It's a great day out with the family!

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Thank Waltrip201
Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in Cincinnati for the American Legion Convention so I looked for fun things to do while there! My daughter and I took a cab over there and had a great time. No lines, no waiting. It was reasonably priced and we even walked across the shark tank bridge which I never thought she would do! They take pictures... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to be on the decorating committee for a High School Dance that held the event at the Aquarium. This venue could not have been better. Attendees had the opportunity "dine" amongst the fishes and the food served was well received. The dance floor was a bit tight but participants could cool off and stroll through the... More 

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Thank MattGrimes1967
Marysville, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on a weekend getaway. We saw that the aquariuam was offering bogo children's ticket with each adult ticket purchase and jumped on it. Truly a wonderful place to explore, but don't plan on it being an all day adventure. It's more like a 2-3 hour tour max. The walk-through aquarium tunnels are a blast for children and adults. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family took a mini vacation to the aquarium. We loved it! We have 2 teenagers and one preteen..... there was a ton if things to do and see. We were in there for a long while. The shark bridge was awesome!! I also liked that there were little shops and a mall to go to after we left the... More 

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Thank chrissy f
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This past summer I took my 3 grandpeople (grand children) to the Aquarium and they loved it my daughters and myself had a ball. We got to touch the sharks we walked over the shark bridge. Everyone enjoyed the day.

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Thank Lynn T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have come here the last two years for Christmas. It is a lot fun for the whole family. Always clean and nicely decorated for the holidays. Love the shark walk!!

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Thank NenaNoe
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is in a nice location with views of Cincinnati across the river. The queue to get in was quite long and then it was tightly packed inside. There was a wide variety of exhibits with lots of fish and other sea creatures. The alligator was massive but looked to be kept in a very small enclosure. The penguins... More 

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Thank EBenes98
Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are lucky to have the Newport Aquarium so close to where I live. There is always something new and exciting going on there.

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