If you are planning to spend at least a day of vacation with your kids or with your friends, places that will pop out of your mind are the amusement parks, zoos, and ecological sites. Doing a picnic is much better if done on parks or somewhere close to nature. For sure you will be looking for an ambiance that is relaxing and something psychologically therapeutic.
In the country there are many parks that you may visit. From zoos, to eco parks, aquarium, amusements parks, etc. During summer, nothing can ever turn down the idea of having a stroll to zoos and aquariums. Aquarium parks these days are very much visited by many because of the atmosphere in the place. The sound of the water and other animals are soothing to the ear and carries a reliving factor.
There are many aquarium parks in the United States and one of those is the Newport Aquarium. The Newport Aquarium is located at Newport Kentucky. It was dubbed as the number one aquarium in the Midwest. The place is a two minute ride from downtown Cincinnati and Ohio. It has a sister aquarium that is located in New Jersey: The Adventure Aquarium. Adventure Aquarium is exactly situated on the Camden Waterfront, Camden, New Jersey. The Newport Aquarium is a member of an association known as The American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
Newport Aquarium has housed more than 7,000 marine creatures that can be found around the world. This facility holds water on a million gallon scale. Sweet Pea is the most popular sea creature in this place. Named after the favorite Popeye show, Sweet Pea is a shark ray. It is one of the few shark rays around the world.
The design of the facility is amazingly conceptualized to fit everyones taste. They have created underwater tunnels where one may pass as he overlooks a shark. There are also see-thru floors. There you are just a couple of inches away from the water. You can also see exhibits in any corner of the facility.
The underwater water tunnels on this facility are one of the few in the whole world that are considered seamless. The tunnel runs about 200 feet across the facility. There is also man-made rain forest in the park, coral reefs, shark feeding grounds, etc.
The Newport Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the summer they have extended visiting hours that is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays until Friday and on the Saturdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket costs $17.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors and $10.95 for children.
There are restrictions and rules that are implemented inside the aquarium. All you have to do is follow it to avoid being reprimanded or subjected to fine.