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Williamstown, Kentucky: Noah's Ark Team Field Report

Ark Encounter

1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY
Ark Encounter. I-75 exit 154. Drive west on Hwy 36. You'll quickly see the entrance on the left.
M-Sa 9-7, Su 12-7 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $50, 11-17 $25; + $10 parking
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Noah's Ark.

Noah's Ark

Enormous wooden boat of biblical proportions as museum/theme park-like experience. Three decks and dozens of dummy animals (and small dinosaurs). Signs and exhibits explain. Opened July 2016. Report... [12/31/2017]

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View from the bottom of the Ark.

Noah's Ark

The ark is huge -- you really stand in awe when up close. The lighting inside is yellow, so things can be a bit difficult to read. The displays of living areas, work areas, animal areas, kitchen areas are very well done.

The outside has beautiful gardens, a large playground for children, and a small zoo and petting area. There is also an indoor carousel included with your admission.

[EC, 10/04/2022]

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Metal TepeeMetal Tepee, Williamstown, KY - 2 mi.
PunkyvillePunkyville, Falmouth, KY - 14 mi.
Tiny Church - Monte Casino ChapelTiny Church - Monte Casino Chapel, Crestview Hills, KY - 27 mi.
In the region:
Frisch's Mainliner Big Boy Museum, Cincinnati, OH - 37 mi.

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