Voted #1 Aquarium

A national travel/attraction web site today announced that Newport Aquarium was ranked the Best Aquarium in the country by reader voting. The web site - - released the results of its inaugural "Readers' Choice Travel Awards." Each award was divided into a distinct attraction category.

The final results of the Best Aquarium category were:

  1. Newport Aquarium
  2. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago)
  3. Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta)
  4. Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, California)
  5. National Aquarium (Baltimore)

The full top-ten list can be viewed, as well as the winners in other categories, at:

On behalf of the Newport Aquarium cast and volunteers, thank you for voting for us and making Newport Aquarium #1. We set out each day to help our guests create wonderful memories with their families in a world-class facility. This ranking in some small way says we're succeeding. We're honored, but now we'll work extra hard to earn that vote again next year.