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Ark Encounter

1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky 41097 USA

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Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in the beautiful Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington on I-75. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals in the zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you’ll experience the pages of the Bible like never before. This marvel of engineering is seven stories tall and is a football field and a half long. It is the largest timber frame structure in the world, full of world-class exhibits designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.

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July 11, 2018
Rated 1.0

Awesome stop to remind you that religious ignorance and the blatant disregard for science and reality is alive and well in the US. A must see!

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April 10, 2018

This is fun! We went on a Sunday and it was low key! I have six kids 2-16 all of them enjoyed it. We didn’t read half of the info but hit many high points I believe will still stick. Short movies on each deck are worth watching. Kids were pleased with the trip. Older kids said they didn’t have any clue how cool it was going to be, so all were happy. We took our whole family, parents, siblings, and cousins. It was worth every dollar.

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August 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

GreAt experiance! Bring a backpack for water and snacks!! :) So beautiful!

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December 30, 2017
Rated 5.0

Very awesome! We only went to the ark, and not the museum. But the ark alone is very cool, and we spent probably 3 hours looking around inside. They have a couple of short videos (about 25 minutes long) that you can watch, there are cool robotics inside, lots of simulations, plenty of bathrooms (on all 3 floors), snacks available on all floors, disability scooters and strollers are available to rent, and you get to each level via ramps, so it's very easy for everyone to get around. Definitely would recommend it!!

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March 09, 2017
Rated 5.0

Absolutely incredible and a must see! Just the timber frame workmanship is worth seeing, but the story telling of the Ark is exceptionally well done. The builder has proposed many ideas to answer so many of the questions most people have of the Ark of the Bible. Animated characters of each of Noah's family member showing the types of activities they would have had. Cages for the animals, food and water supplies and even how they may have disposed of the waste.

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January 19, 2019
Rated 5.0

Wow! This was so much more impressive than I heard and read about! It took us about 2.5 hours to go through the Ark structure (as well as the gift shop). There are bathrooms, little snack areas, and seating for breaks as you go through the Ark. Manageable crowds on a winter day. Some on-campus restaurants and other park activities were closed given the winter season. But we came for the main attraction: The Ark. And it did not disappoint!

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June 22, 2017
Rated 5.0

We loved it!! It's beautifully constructed and everything is so well thought out. Very comprehensive. It is pretty busy though so I had to take pictures of a lot of the signs so I could read them later. It is expensive though $40 per adult, $28 per child 5 & up and you have to pay $10 parking. They have a buffet restaurant right outside the ark with lots and lots to eat at decent price! Lots of space for seating on two levels. I also thought the gift shop was very reasonably priced!

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August 29, 2018

Way over priced for what it is. Cost 10 dollars to get OUT of the parking lot. Most info is based off of “artistic liberties”. I saw 4 other visitors under the age of 70.

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August 06, 2016

Never tried to envision the true size of the Ark. Wow! It was also an interesting museum. I loved the geological exhibit to support the great flood vs slow erosion. There is still a lot of expansion, as it's been open only a month. The price is a bit steep, but if you spend a good chunk of your day there and go to all the exhibits - plus if you consider the faith formation along the way - you can justify the cost.

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June 19, 2017

The facebook page says the address is: 1 Ark Encounter Drive
Williamstown, KY

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Ark Encounter

1 Ark Encounter Drive
Williamstown, Kentucky
41097 USA


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  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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