Williamstown, Kentucky: Noah's Ark

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Ark Encounter

Address:
1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY
Directions:
Ark Encounter. I-75 exit 154. Drive west on Hwy 36. You'll quickly see the entrance on the left.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-7, Su 12-7 (Call to verify)
Phone:
855-284-3275
Admission:
Adults $40 + $10 parking.
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Noah's Ark.

Noah's Ark
Enormous wooden boat of biblical proportions. Three decks and dozens of dummy animals (including small dinosaurs). Signs and exhibits explain it all. Opened July 2016. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/31/2017]

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Noah's Ark.

Noah's Ark

Full-size replica of the Biblical Ark lets you experience what must have been epic events to Noah's family. The tranquil setting allows you to enjoy at your own pace. There is an outside mini-zoo, a zip-line, and a buffet in the two-story rustic restaurant.

[Mark Cannon, 03/27/2018]

Ark pens.

Noah's Ark

Ironically, Noah's Ark does not allow animals in the Ark.

[Randy Langston, 01/18/2018]

Noah's Ark is not visitor pet-friendly. The attraction brushes aside the pungency problem from thousands of creatures on a windowless Ark, but during our visit there was a one live donkey on temporary display in a pen on the second deck. You could smell it from 100 cubits away.

Noah's Ark

We are almost positive that this was deliberately built in a way that it can't be seen from the road. Even the no-turnaround parking lot (with large $10 PAST THIS POINT signs) seems designed to thwart quick photo ops. Once you're in, foot traffic is briskly funneled toward waiting charter buses that ferry people back and forth to the Ark. Be forewarned, if you are just looking for a photo it will cost you at least $10 and the Ark is waaaaaay off in the distance.

[Kitsa, 08/17/2017]
Ark Encounter

Well, it is big! But I was expecting lots of cages full of mechanical animals, or at least some sort of animal statues representing those species typically depicted in books. However, apparently Noah only saved prehistoric animals. Who knew?

[Vicki Stevison, 08/30/2016]

Helpful displays around the Ark explain that the creatures saved by Noah rapidly evolved -- if that's the correct word -- into the animals we know today.

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