2 Day Christmas at The Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum
We depart Knoxville this morning traveling to Williamstown, Ken- tucky to visit the Ark Encounter. Prepare to be blown away as you explore the life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. Ark Encounter is a jaw-dropping structure you’ll want to bring your whole family to see. 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. NASA could lay three space shuttles—nose to tail—on the Ark’s Roof! Few wooden ships have ever come close to the size of Noah’s Ark. This massive ship with 3 decks depicts the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark with interactive exhibits & zoo. Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. Be transported back in time to meet Noah and his seven family members, who lived aboard the Ark and cared for all the animals during the Flood. See what their living quarters may have looked like, what they could have brought on board, and even what kinds of clothing they wore. Many of the animals that lived during Noah’s lifetime didn’t look much like the animals we see today. Prepare to have your expectations challenged by a host of incredibly lifelike sculpted animals, along with exotic live animals from around the world in Ararat Ridge Zoo. The Rainbow Covenant is an exquisite exhibit featuring an artistic depiction of the covenantGod made to never again flood the whole earth. We will enjoy a buffetluncheon at Emzara’s Kitchen, the Ark Encounter’s two-story casual restaurant, with a spectacular view of the Ark. We will stay to see ChristmasTime at the Ark. Prepare to be captivated as a world-class animated program is projected onto the life-size Noah’s Ark! This iconic 510-foot-long ship will become the screen for a groundlings new show during Christmas Time at the Ark. Come watch this powerful message of hope for all. We have a short drive to Petersburg, Kentucky to see the Creation Museum illuminated for the holidays before checking into our hotel for the night in Newport, Kentucky.