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Newport Aquarium, Newport

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Home to thousands of animals spread over 70 different exhibits, Newport Aquarium represents one of the Midwest's premier displays of aquatic species, including the rare bowmouth guitarfish. The aquarium boasts 14 galleries, each focused on a specific theme, including the Frog Bog, Gator Alley, the Amazon, Coral Reef, and more. The site's jellyfish exhibit is a centerpiece and one of the largest of its kind in the country. If you're a shark fan, don't miss Shark Central, where you can pet and feel several resident shark species. Check the online schedule of events for information regarding special talks, exhibits, and group activities. Make Newport Aquarium a part of your Newport vacation plans using our Newport sightseeing planner.
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  • We have been to many aquariums on our trips, and this one still had things that we had never seen before. There were 3 separate touch tank areas, which the kids loved. The only thing that was a bit... 
    We have been to many aquariums on our trips, and this one still had things that we had never seen before. There were 3 separate touch tank areas, which the kids loved. The only thing that was a bit...  more »
  • If You Are Fascinated With Turtles, Sharks, Fishes And Much More. This Is Definitely The Place To Be. Pricing Is Affordable. 
    If You Are Fascinated With Turtles, Sharks, Fishes And Much More. This Is Definitely The Place To Be. Pricing Is Affordable.  more »
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  • I originally came here 13 years ago but moved away from the area. I moved back recently and was eager to see the aquarium again after 11 long years away. I was impressed with how well maintained they've kept it. I was shocked to recognize several of the employees from all those years ago, too. While there were a few new exhibits, it really hadn't changed much. I was perfectly fine with that, as I love/loved this place. It was wonderful to share it with my child as the last time they saw it, they were in a stroller. He had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this place to anyone. It's a great place to take a date, take the family or just go alone and soak in the peace and beauty. There is plenty of rest areas throughout, a gift shop, a diner and drink machines. It's on the pricey side, but they have specials all the time. I can't recommend this enough!
  • One of my all time favorite places to visit. I’ve never once had a bad experience here. The staff is incredibly and consistently nice and helpful. It is always clean. There’s plenty of variety and lots to see. Exhibits are frequently changed making every visit something to be remembered. Extremely family friendly and lots of events that are great for children. Highly recommend.

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