Turned out that there is a wonderful aquarium. But it's not in Cincinnati. It's across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Newport, Kentucky.
In fact I was to learn that day that along with the aquarium, the whole tourist section of downtown Cincinnati is located across the bridge in Newport, Kentucky in an area called Newport on the Levee, which is none the less considered a Cincinnati attraction. Go figure.
Go figure as well that, not only are Cincinnati's aquarium and tourist attractions not in Cincinnati, the Ohio River isn't in Ohio. Ohio begins on the shore of Cincinnati, so Kentucky owns the Ohio River as well as all Cincinnati's good stuff.
But anyway, if all this is all right with everybody else than I guess it's all right with me, too.
So while in Cincinnati we did what Cincinnatians do and crossed the bridge into lovely Newport on the Levee:
...and admired the Cincinnati skyline from the other side:
Intriguingly, along the fence of the bridge many locks have been fastened, many of them engraved with the names of persons or couples and a date:
Which was so crowded that we almost felt like we were in a human fish tank:
That being said, if you're a claustrophobic who likes aquariums it just might be worth it, because this was one awesome aquarium:
part shark. This aquarium has the most
shark rays in captivity in the world.
But along with the beautiful displays of fish, sharks, jelly fish, snakes, turtles, crabs, alligators, penguins, and every kind of aquatic animal imaginable, there were wonderful, enthusiatic young volunteers stationed throughout the aquarium brimming with seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of the critters in their respective sections:
And then there was the dedicated girl who was stationed at the tank of the aquarium's only baby octopus,
...To be continued