Newport Travel Guide

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Newport Highlights

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    miner says…

     lots to do in a small area 

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    butterflykizzez04 says…

     If you're in the area, you must visit the aquarium 

Newport Things to Do

  • Newport on the Levy Entertainment...

    This place has a little something for everyone to do. Restaurants, bars, game area, shops, movie cinema and occasioanlly live entertainment. If you are in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky you should come take a look.

  • Sweet Tooth Candies

    OH SO SWEET! They have an array of candies made right there in the store. There were several samples out for a person to try. I then was able to get my gifts for my kids - something that isn't going to sit on the shelf gathering dust - and not spend my life savings doing it. The woman even wrapped it up for me, that way it made it home too :)

  • Newport on the Levee

    This is a shopping mall and more. The theater is in this building as well as the Newport Aquarium. We had a good time shopping in Tala's Distant Treasures. This place has fun things from all over the world. They also have a note up that says that the items were purchased at a fair price from the people who made them. Personally I have a problem...

  • Newport on the Levee

    Here is the perfect place to shop, browse, eat, drink, and just watch people go by. It also offers some fine views of Cincinnati, across the Ohio River.

  • Newport Aquarium

    This is the finest aquarium in the Midwest. It has examples of many habitats, from the coral reefs to the Amazon to African rivers to the swamps of Louisiana to the Ohio River. It also has fine collections of reptiles and amphibians. So much to see!This is Newport's premier attraction. If you have time for just one thing, then this should be it.

  • fish watching

    You can easily spend a couple of hours touring this aquatic wonderland. Especially interesting is the shark tunnel. the guide told us the sharks were actually much larger than they appeared looking through the thick glass.

  • Riverboat cruise down the Ohio

    BB Riverboat cruises offer a one hour sightseeing cruise from the Newport dock. we opted for the top deck but the main deck was enclosed and air conditioned. the captain explained the sights along the cruise and gave us a history of the Ohio River and Cincinnati area.

  • Newport Aquarium

    The aquarium was great. It was a little pricey, but they do have $1 AAA discount and family hours where kids get in free (check their website for details). displays are really nice and they mix them up so your not just looking at lots of square fish tanks. They also have a wide variety of animals, some I have...

  • Newport Aquarium, Kentucky

    We enjoyed the many displays of sea life in the Newport Aquarium. While we've seen the awesome aquarium in Baltimore, MD, this is a nice place to visit if you are in the area and are looking for something to do. Their turtle exhibits were very nice, as was the shark tank exhibit. They have a new sea otter area and a lorikeet "cage" where you can...


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Newport Restaurants

  • Just like in old Munchen

    First Hofbrauhaus outside Germany, just a 10 minute walk across the purple people bridge. It was ok, the beer is better than the Buds and Millers of the world of course, but IMHO not as good as US microbrews--yep, I said it. The brat was ok. Nice atmosphere though, big German Beer Hall dining.

  • On the banks of the Ohio River

    Can't remember what the meal was like I've ordered. I do remember gfs and me enjoyed the food there, the great service, and the marvelous view at the dark sky & black water as Restaurant Chart House is located right on the banks of the Ohio River. Restaurant was very crowded though.

  • Outstanding German Cuisine

    One of the best German restaurants I've ever been in (and that's saying a lot) is the Hofbrauhaus in Newport. This is more than a restaurant; it's a local institution. And it's a first-class brewpub. The Hofbrauhaus brews several types of beer, from lagers to wheat beers to dark beers. All are excellent. This was the first Hofbrauhaus opened in...

  • Great German cuisine

    Awesome Bavarian beer hall,Bier Garten,and Bier Stube. Ruben sandwich with hot German potato salad. the bread is a special rye breead that is delicious.


    A wow for great food, a scenic view of the Ohio River Waterfront and Cincinnati from the banks of Kentucky."All fresh, All Quality, All the Time." The food was great... service was good. We were there for lunch. Prices were as low at $7 and as high as $13. The Ginger-crusted Salmon was good. Also, the Cheaeake Bay Crab Cake - 95% crabmeat. Yum!

  • Chili Cheese Fries

    Go back in time with a juke box at your table andfrom the 1950's. Chocolate Malt, double cheeseburger, chili, cheese fries or onion rings and top it off with apple pie. If you can eat it all. I could not eat all this. But it really looked good as I was watching different people order these things. Chili cheese fries


Newport Nightlife

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    Southgate House

    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 24, 2008

    Richard Southgate settled in Kentucky in 1797, and had this house built in 1814. According to tradition, it was constructed by British prisoners taken in the War of 1812. Abraham Lincoln visited here in 1856. Brigadier General John Thompson was born here in 1860.

    A graduate of West Point, General Thompson gained fame as the inventor of the famed Thompson submachine gun. This is the type normally seen in gangster movies (e.g. Bonnie and Clyde) and war movies (e.g. Saving Private Ryan).

    Enough history. Southgate House has three stages, one on each floor. Typically, the basement stage has the best-known performer. Each floor has its own bar. You never know what you'll see when you go in. It's well worth checking out. Rumor has it that the house is haunted.

    Dress Code: Casual.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Music

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Newport Favorites

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    Kat & me with Purple people Bridge in background

    by miner Updated Jul 10, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Check out BB Riverboat cruises. They have everything from the one hour sightseeing cruise to an all day adventure. They also have brunch and dinner cruises.

    Fondest memory: Spending a little quality time with my wife

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    • Cruise
    • Family Travel

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