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The Ark Encounter-An Attraction of Biblical Proportions! #TravelTuesday

How many of our readers have heard about the Ark Encounter attraction that opened last year in northern Kentucky? We are lifetime members of the Creation Museum (a sister attraction) so of course we joined up to become charter members of the Ark Encounter as well. Having been to the Creation Museum literally hundreds of times in the past 8 years or so, we knew the Ark would be fantastic as well. Because of this, we were actually invited to the Ark's grand opening ceremony and stayed around for a full-length tour on opening day. (Yes, we are in that crowd somewhere!)

Whatever you may be expecting, even if you know the proportions of the Ark from reading the account in Genesis, you will still be in awe as you come around the final turn of the road and see the Ark up close for the first time. This was built to the measurements given in Scripture, standing 51 feet tall, 85 feet wide, and 510 feet long. It is massive-in fact, it's the largest timber structure in the world! There are several wonderful locations available to take pictures from the outside, this being my favorite:

Once inside, you will be intrigued by all the exhibits. These exhibits are updated and changed every so often, so don't think that one visit is all you'll ever need here! From exhibits of how the animals could have been arranged and cared for, to Noah's family's living quarters, to the ways they could have gardened on the Ark, you will be overwhelmed at all the detail in each and every piece of this attraction. This is literally a Sunday School lesson come to life! However, don't think it's boring or just for grandparents. Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning about life on the Ark, why this piece of history is so important, how history supports and gives evidence for a global flood, and how God took care of the people and animals on the Ark.

It will take you a few hours to make it through the entire Ark and once finished, be sure to stop by the Ararat Ridge Zoo, where you will see animals from all around the world including ostriches, kangaroos, and even Tibetan Yaks. There's also a petting zoo where you can get hands-on with the farm animals such as llamas, goats, sheep, and more. You can also opt for a donkey or camel ride for an extra special experience at the Ark!

After all that walking you're sure to be hungry, so sit down for a relaxing meal or grab a snack at one of several restaurants. These include Emzara's (which features a buffet and salad bar), a pizza stand, a flatbread sandwich shop, and a snack shop in the West Village. There's also a gift shop so you can take home a souvenir from your visit to the Ark Encounter. For more information such as hours, ticket prices, etc, check out the Ark Encounter website.


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