Amy and I visited the Ark Encounter on opening day last year and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. With this announcement, it sure looks like we will be making another trip to Williamstown, KY.
Ark Encounter Announces Special Free Events
Includes Massive Video Projection on Side of Ark
In response to requests from visitors, the grounds of the Ark Encounter will be open to the public for shopping and dining at no charge (except for the cost of parking), from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. Guests will be able to observe up close the outside of the impressive 510-foot-long Ark, shop inside its large gift store offering extensive fair-trade items and at other artisan stores, and grab a meal at Emzara’s buffet restaurant just a few steps from the Ark. The various stores at the Ark Encounter feature one of the largest inventories of fair-trade items in the US.
Also at no cost during that time frame, guests can stroll through the ever-expanding Ararat Ridge Zoo and petting zoo area to view their exotic collection. Located behind the Ark, the zoo showcases zebras, red kangaroos, Tibetan yaks, llamas, alpacas, camels, ostriches, emus, and more. The Ark Encounter, owned and operated by Answers in Genesis, is located in Williamstown, Kentucky (south of Cincinnati), at exit 154 off I-75.
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Meanwhile, the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., 45 minutes away, is gearing up for its own special Christmas activities. The annual Christmas Town program will run December 15 – 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The museum grounds will be decked with beautiful light displays (tens of thousands of lights total) to decorate the scenic Creation Museum gardens, and returning features include a live nativity, an outdoor drama highlighting the story of the Magi, other biblical characters throughout the gardens, and an expanded marketplace. ChristmasTown attracts up to 7,000 people an evening from several states throughout the region.