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The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

Your faith will be encouraged as you visit these Christian faith-based sites.  Start out at the Creation Museum learning how science continually matches up with God's Word then head over to the nearby Ark Encounter spotlighting the Genesis accounts of Noah's Ark.  

  • Program Highlights

    Almost all American Christian Tours Programs doing The Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum will typically include:
    • Creation Museum
    • Ark Encounter
  • Climate

    Trips doing The Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum can experience climate that varies greatly.  Through most of the region of northern Kentucky and southern Ohio, winters can be cold with temperatures not much above freezing to mild with highs in the 60's.  Snow is also a likely possibility.  In the summer, the temperatures throughout this region are usually warm to hot and the air humid. 
    The best time to visit is in the spring and fall when the air is clear and the temperatures and precipitation mild.  Short heavy periods of rain are to be expected in the spring months.
  • Geography

    North Central Kentucky, where the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter are located, is along the Ohio River in the Bluegrass Region.  It is characterized by rolling hills and  meadows in the central portion.
  • Essentials

    • Walking through the Garden of Eden at the Creation Museum.
    • Standing at the base of the replica of Noah Ark and being amazed at God's plan of salvation.
  • Get Prepared

    That’s a Fact videos from the Institute for Creation Research showcase one truth at a time about the Bible, creation, and science in a fun, visual, and engaging format—and in two minutes or less.

    • The Bible.  Read the Creation story and the Story of the Flood. 

  • Senses

    • At the Creation Museum, you can get some of Uncle Leroy’s famous thin, snappy, brittle candy.  It is the epitome of buttery, sweet, salty, and crunchy goodness.


  • In A Word:

    • Creation Museum - Ex nihilo
    • Ark Encounter - Saved
  • Surprises

    • The Noah's Ark at The Ark Encounter was built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. It is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high.  It is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen.
    • Patrick Marsh, chief designer of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, also worked on the 1984 Olympic Games, the King Kong and Jaws attractions at the Universal Studios theme park in Florida, and more.
    • The Creation Museum was gifted a world-class dinosaur skeleton. An impressive allosaur - nicknamed Ebenenezer - is believed to have one of the four best-preserved Allosaurus skulls ever discovered.
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