Newport Aquarium named a top-12 U.S. aquarium by Destinations Travel Magazine


NEWPORT, Ky.Newport Aquarium was recently named one of the 12 best aquariums in the United States by Destinations Travel Magazine.

In the July issue of Destinations Travel Magazine, Newport Aquarium is featured in the article titled “12 of the Nation’s Best Aquariums”.

The feature story notes that Newport Aquarium has, “over 70 sprawling exhibits and 14 galleries, all placed within over a million gallons of water, showcasing thousands of animals from around the world.”

Specifically, the article mentions the Jellyfish Gallery being the largest of its kind in the Midwest; the Gator Alley exhibit that features Mighty Mike, the largest American alligator outside of Florida; as well as Kroger Penguin Palooza and the Dangerous and Deadly exhibits.

The accolade from Destinations Travel Magazine is the latest tribute Newport Aquarium has garnered over the years.

In March, Newport Aquarium was ranked a top-10 aquarium by US City Traveler. In October 2013, Travel Channel listed the Northern Kentucky destination as a top U.S. aquarium. In 2012, Newport Aquarium was voted the No. 1 aquarium in the 10Besties Readers’ Choice Travel Awards on the website, a property of USA Today.

Newport Aquarium’s list of national honors kicked off in 2004, when it was voted the best aquarium in the Midwest in Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide.

For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474).


Newport Aquarium, the No. 1 aquarium in the country according to USA Today’s, has showcased thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water since 1999. Named a top U.S. aquarium by US City Traveler in 2014 and by Travel Channel in 2013, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

Find us on: | Twitter: @NewportAquarium

One Aquarium Way | Newport, KY 41071 | 859-261-7444

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