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Newport Aquarium Cincinnati Attraction Review

Posted on 25 July 2016 by Kim

Categories: Cincinnati

Topics: Attractions


Traveling to the Queen City with a family is a great idea. When you arrive, you should have some of your trip planned out in Cincinnati. You just have to make sure you know about our top 7 kid friendly Cincinnati attractions. To help plan out your trip, you should know some information about the Newport Aquarium and how it is a great place for you to visit when you are in Cincinnati. 

Make sure you also check out all our Cincinnati related articles, including our Top 7 Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions, & Individual Cincinnati reviews.

Hours And Location

The location of the Newport Aquarium is actually across the river in Newport, Kentucky and the address is as follows:

  • 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071

Hours for Newport Aquarium are listed below.

  • The aquarium is open every day of the week from 9 AM until 7 PM 

What We Like About Newport Aquarium

The main thing that we like is the focus Newport Aquarium has on the kids. The aquarium offers meet and greet sessions when the kids are able to touch the fish, but also has multiple backstage opportunities. These come up at various times and are present on the schedule page of events, but you need to show up early in most cases as some of the events are first come, first serve and they have a tendency to fill up very quickly. Our favorite Newport Aquarium Exhibit is the Penguin Exhibit, both young and old will sit and watch the penguins interact with each other. 

What We Do Not Like

As a family friendly attraction the one thing that we did not like is the location limits stroller hours. While we can see where this can be a good thing for some people who want to get around and see the fish, but for parents who have little kids this is going to be a major issue if the kids are over 30 pounds. So it is important to review the website or call ahead to see if strollers are permitted at the time you are planning on going to Newport aquarium.

Our Rating Out Of 10 Stars - 8.5 Stars

The Newport Aquarium is a great location and one which is very family friendly. The aquarium is great 1/2 day even for the entire family, featuring extra behind the scenes tours, meet and greets, and an up close to amazing marine life. Only negative for us was the stroller limits at times, but overall, a great time can be had at the Newport Aquarium. Remember to plan ahead and review their website or twitter account to get in on some up close or behind the scene tour at Newport Aquarium.

For more information check out Newport Aquarium at or @NewportAquarium.

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