- Distance from our house (had to be within a 2 hour driving distance)
- Family friendliness
There was also a fun little play area for the kids in a great spot where kids could just have some fun and let off some steam after being such angels during the first part of exploring the aquarium ;)
One of the best parts of the Newport Aquarium is its location. It is a beautiful walk all around. Behind the aquarium is some beautiful scenery of Cincinnati and the Ohio River.
After going down the block we came upon an awesome bridge over the Ohio River for pedestrians. Later I found out it was the Purple People Bridge, a bridge that was once upon a time part of the railway system, later a road for cars, and now is used as a pedestrian bridge over the Ohio River. It was a great surprise and discovery for us, it was like finding a hidden treasure since we had no idea it was there!
Newport Aquarium Pros:
- Everything you want to see at an aquarium and then some!
- Great location
- Overpriced gift shop, but that was expected!
- Wear your walking shoes! Lots of great things to see and do in the surrounding area (including the Purple People Bridge).