Newport Aquarium Honored                                 

Newport Aquarium was named the Best Aquarium by the website, www.10best.com.  This national travel and attraction website had asked readers to vote for aquariums across the country.  In their first "Readers Choice Travel Awards", the Newport Aquarium was rated number one in the Best Aquarium category.

The Newport Aquarium has over 70 exhibits.  One of the favorite new ones is the Penguin Palooza Exhibit sponsored by Krogers. Every morning there is a Penguin Parade outside the Aquarium.  You can also take a behind the scenes tour of the exhibit to see the miles of piping that it takes to maintain the one million gallon enclosure.  Kids can also experience Penguin Encounters, 20 minute visits up close and personal with penguins.  Pictures are allowed.

Multiple environments for aquatic life will be seen during your visit.  Meet up with the Amazon, a bog, a bayou, a coral reef, the Ohio riverbank, and shore animals. And don't forget the SHARKS! 

Other aquariums that received top awards include Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

To see the full top-ten list, go to www.10best.com/travelawards/