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Region North Central Kentucky

Welcome to Newport, Kentucky!  Founded in 1795, this charming, historic city on the banks of the Ohio River is home to many of Kentucky's premier attractions including the world-class Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee Entertainment Complex, Hofbrauhaus, World Peace Bell -- the world's largest swinging bell, Ride the Ducks, the Purple People Bridge and more. Newport is also home to several of Kentucky's most popular festivals and the vibrant riverfront offers a wealth of entertainment & dining options along with striking views of the Cincinnati skyline.

Newport is home to the beautiful East Row Historic District and a revitalized, historic downtown filled with eclectic businesses and unique eateries.  Newport's riverfront, directly across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati, is home to vibrant family-friendly festivals and events throughout the year including Newport Italianfest, America's Celebration - Newport Motorcycle Rally, Glier's Goettafest, River Span Sculpture Exhibition and Sale, the Great Inland Seafood Festival, Riverfest, Newport Oktoberfest and more.  

Take the narrated Newport Gangster Tour to learn about this city's infamous past as the premier gambling destination in the U.S.; take a stroll on the Purple People Bridge for stunning views of the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati skylines; quench your thirst at the first authentic Hofbrauhaus in America--modeled after the legendary brewery in Munich;  enjoy a relaxing Ohio River sightseeing cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheel riverboat; sample some of Oprah's favorite ice cream at a hometown Graeter's, take in a show by improv comedy troupe, Shadowbox Cabaret or laugh at the nation's top stand-up comedians at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. You'll find all this --- and much more in the exciting city of Newport, KY!  

Newport is one of the largest of the 40+ closely-situated cities & historic small towns collectively known and marketed as "Northern Kentucky" -- a unique region located  at the northernmost tip of Kentucky directly across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati and the many attractions, restaurants, major museums and world class performing arts organizations that call this area home. The wide variety of entertainment options available to visitors make the Northern Kentucky & Greater Cincinnati area a must-see place to visit during a trip through Kentucky.  Area attractions include the Cincinnati Reds, Newport on the Levee Entertainment Complex, Kings Island Amusement Park, the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo, Hofbrauhaus,  Museum Center @ Union Terminal, the Newport Aquarium, Kentucky Symphony, Music Hall and the Creation Museum -- plus much much more!  For complete information on Newport and on the entire Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati area, please visit