The Ark Encounter – America’s Newest Tourist Attraction

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On 800 scenic acres right off I-75 in northern Kentucky sits America’s latest major theme park, the Ark Encounter. In its first phase, the attraction, located in Williamstown and south of Cincinnati, features a full-size Noah’s Ark and Ararat Ridge Zoo. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, the Ark Encounter presents a number of historical events from the Bible, with a full-size Ark as the centerpiece. The Ark is the largest timber-frame structure in the USA. The Ark Encounter, built by Answers in Genesis, is family oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly. Behind the Ark is the Ararat Ridge Zoo, with petting zoo.

The 510-foot-long Ark was constructed based on the dimensions provided in the Bible (Genesis 6), using the long cubit, and in accordance with sound established nautical engineering practices of the era. Through the full-scale Noah’s Ark, the Ark Encounter presents US and international visitors with a reminder about the Bible’s account of the Ark and Flood. Many of the same talented team members who built AiG’s successful high-tech Creation Museum 40 miles away designed and constructed the Ark Encounter.

The massive Ark structure displays incredible craftsmanship and showcases dozens of world-class teaching exhibits and exceptional films. The displays help bring pages of the Bible to life.

Additional future phases for the Ark Encounter include a Walled City, the Tower of Babel, a first-century Middle Eastern village, a journey in history from Abraham to the parting of the Red Sea, and so on. This new attraction has already caught the world’s attention, including hundreds of media, with an estimated yearly attendance of at least 1.4 million visitors. The Ark was built without any public monies. Discover more at:



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