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Winston, Oregon: Noah's Ark Restaurant and Biblical Tabernacle (Closed)

A heaping helping of the Old Testament, and pie for desert.

I-5 exit 119, drive about three miles west on Hwy 42, then turn right onto Lookingglass Rd. On the left, across from the entrance to Wildlife Safari.

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Noah's Ark Restaurant and Biblical Tabernacle

We saw the holy of holies, and an animatronic Priest told us all about it.

[John Luther, 08/11/2015]

Old Testament chef.

Noah's Ark Restaurant and Biblical Tabernacle

If you have the time, this is a must-see for the devout and irreverent alike. The owner and operator can only be described as an Old Testament Super Fan, and this Noah's Ark has to be seen to be believed.

Highlights include: repurposed animatronic Santa Clauses as all your favorite prophets, handmade Ark of the Covenant featuring gold wrapping paper and strategic bedazzling, and some clever visual effects to evoke God's biblical magic. Yes, you want to take the Ancient Mystery Temple Tour and yes, you want to wear costumes. You can look at the restaurant for free, but the tour is $6.50 (for adults) and worth every penny, especially because she'll tailor the tour to fit your time constraints.

If you're a fan of the maniacal-passion-fueled roadside attractions, save Noah's Ark on your map. Simply follow the signs for the nearby Wildlife Safari and you can't miss it.

[Andy, 07/24/2013]

August 2015: Photo added.

Noah's Ark Restaurant and Biblical Tabernacle

Noah's Ark and the life-size Tabernacle of Moses brings to life the legendary adventure of Noah's Ark with a one of a kind theme restaurant and an extraordinary gift shop. Also an astounding ancient temple tour of Moses Tabernacle full size. We also have a Holy Land room that is part of the tour.

[Shirley Thrush, director, 01/21/2003]

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