Founded in 1795, Newport, Ky. has a rich history and features tons of contemporary development packed into 3.5 square miles. As home to premier area attractions such as Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Bridgeview Box Park, Hofbrauhaus, and BB Riverboats, it’s no surprise that visitors love finding things to do in Newport. The city’s riverfront area provides a breathtaking view of the Cincinnati skyline and hosts numerous festivals and events year-round.
Serving as a military post during the Civil War, introducing mass transit in the 1860s, and surviving a major flood in 1937, Newport experienced turbulent times during the 1940s through 1980s as gambling halls and Las Vegas-style nightclubs operated throughout the city. Reform efforts to clean up the city led to political and social change, and have transformed Newport to the hot bed of development that it is today. Home to popular tourist activities as well as unique shops, cafes, and businesses, Newport’s riverfront community is brimming with experiences for locals and visitors alike. - meetnky.com