The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum
The Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum attract thousands of visitors to northern Kentucky every year. Happily, many find their way to Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast!
About the Ark Encounter
The Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. The Ark Encounter is situated in the beautiful rolling hills around Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati, OH and Lexington, KY on I-75. From the moment visitors turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals in the nearby zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, they experience the pages of the Bible like never before.
A Massive Structure
This marvel of engineering is seven stories tall and is more than a football field and a half long. The Ark is the largest timber-frame structure in the world, full of world-class exhibits designed to answer questions about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood.
The Ark Encounter is three exhibits in one—the massive Ark structure itself, the incredible craftsmanship on display in its three decks, and the beautifully fabricated teaching exhibits. The combination of all three amazes and inspires visitors to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.
Ararat Ridge Zoo and Petting Zoo
Its petting zoo features animals from around the world like Tibetan yaks, kangaroos, and ostriches.
Screaming Eagle Zip Lines
The Ark Encounter zip line course features 22 different lines. Ten of these are super-zip lines and are 1,000 linear feet or longer and three of them are 1,500 feet or longer. The longest cable is 2,100 feet and is the longest zip line in the midwest.
The Creation Museum
The Creation Museum is a high-tech 75,000-square-foot facility that allows families to experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible. Hundreds of media have seen the 150 exceptional exhibits that feature fearsome animatronic dinosaurs, a world-class Allosaur fossil, talking heroes of the faith, and professional displays that honor God´s Word. The museum also boasts a fun-filled, 200-seat special effects theater, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a petting zoo, nature trails, zip lines, and lots more.
At the heart of the Creation Museum is a chronological retelling of biblical history in seven parts called the Seven C´s. Guests step back in time, beginning with Creation, and fast-forward to Christ´s return. Along the way, they see how God´s Word provides the big-picture answers for our most difficult questions, whether about science, the Bible, or our personal relationship with God.
The Creation Museum, which has drawn over three million visitors in less than ten years, is a Christian evangelistic outreach of Answers in Genesis, as is our sister attraction, the Ark Encounter. Located 40 miles from the museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, the Ark Encounter brings to life the Ark of Noah’s day and equips visitors to understand the reality of events recorded in the book of Genesis.
The history of the Bible vividly comes to life at the world-class Creation Museum. Visitors walk through biblical history and encounter a realistic Garden of Eden, animatronic Noah, Flood dioramas, and stunning video displays throughout their journey. Other exhibits include a fascinating insectorium, sculpted dinosaurs of all kinds in the Dino Den, a full-size Allosaurus skeleton, and much more.
The Creation Museum’s beautifully themed gardens and three-acre lake invite guests to enjoy a mile of paved and accessible trails. Guests visit during Christmas Town each December see the gardens decorated with a spectacular display of lights, plus a live Nativity.
Screaming Raptor Zip Lines
Guests have the opportunity to soar over our three-acre lake and lush property on 5 different zip line levels, climb through the Raptor’s Nest aerial adventure park, and attempt the Dragon’s Descent free fall experience.