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Newport

3.9
Aquariums · Shopping Malls · Bridges

Popular things to do in Newport

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Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Newport on the Levee
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
New Riff Distillery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 15,273 at the 2010 census. Historically, it was one of four county seats of Campbell County. Newport is part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, which includes over 2 million inhabitants.HistoryNewport was settled by James Taylor Jr. on land purchased by his father James Sr. from George Muse, who received it as a grant. Taylor's brother, Hubbard Taylor, had been mapping the land twenty years prior. It was not named for its position on the river but for Christopher Newport, the commander of the first ship to reach Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. Newport was established as a town on December 14, 1795, and incorporated as a city on February 24, 1834. In 1803, the Ft. Washington military post was moved from Cincinnati to become the Newport Barracks. A bridge first connected Newport to Covington in 1853, and the first bridge spanning the Ohio River to Cincinnati, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, opened in 1866. Newport experienced large German immigration in the 1880-90s. To personalize your trip to Newport, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States trip maker site.

Side trips from Newport

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Wildlife Area
Cincinnati Nature Center Milford
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
MainStrasse Village Covington
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Carter Caves State Resort Park Olive Hill
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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