The Ark Encounter

Ark Encounter
Monday-Thursday, August 26-29, 2019
$368 Child with two paying adults
Three Nights Hotel Accommodations
Six Meals
Creation Museum
Cathedra Basilica of the Assumption
The Ark Encounter
City tour of Cincinnati
Beau Verre Studios
Prime Outlet Mall

THE ARK-Williamstown, KY
Tour the most authentic life-sized replica of Noah's Ark in the world where millions are coming from every corner of the globe to see the biblical account of the Ark come to life. The Ark is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world-class exhibits. At 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, the Ark is massive. Prepare to be amazed!
You are transported back in time to meet Noah and his seven other family members, who lived aboard the Ark and cared for the animals during the Flood. The Bible describes Noah's Ark as a safe haven during the Flood for all kinds of creatures God created. Scores of exhibits are designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah's Ark. The Ark has a host of incredibly lifelike sculpted animals, along with exotic live animals from around the world in Ararat Ridge Zoo. You'll learn how Noah could have cared for all the animals and how the Ark was big enough to fit them all on board.

The Creation Museum
At the 75,000-square-foot Creation Museum, the pages of the Bible dramatically come to life. Journey through biblical history as you marvel at the Garden of Eden alongside Adam and Eve. The themes of the exhibits resound in the various theater presentations: The Last Adam, Six Days of Creation, Men in White (special effects), and Star Gazers Planetarium. There's always something exciting going on! In addition, you can visit the beautiful seasonal Botanical Gardens, the Petting Zoo which includes a Zorse and a Zonkey, and an extensive Gift Shop.

Wasn't That A Mighty Storm! Rain, Floods and Fun
Yes! A flood song can be fun. A song about rain can be riveting. And storm songs can swing! Join us for this engaging show featuring songs from different genres about rain, floods and related natural disasters such as "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" (BJ Thomas), "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot & Peter, Paul and Mary), and tunes from the American Songbook like "Singing in the Rain" and "Stormy Weather" and, of course, 'Wasn't That a Mighty Storm."

Ohio Riverboat Cruise with Contemporary Gospel Music
No worry about rubbing elbows with a large amount of people. Enjoy a Private riverboat cruise with a buffet dinner and entertainers that are sure to get your hands clapping and feet tapping!! Songs such as, "Put your Hand in the Hand,"" How Great Thou Art", "I Believe", "You'll never walk alone", "Go tell it on the Mountain" and so many others. All of this while enjoying the scenery that is ever changing on both sides of the river.

Beau Verre Stained Glass Studio
Enjoy a guided tour of BEAU VERRE STUDIOS located in a restored turn of the century building in the heart of Middletown, Ohio. Walk among period Arts & Crafts, furniture, and take in all the beautiful glass creations from the BeauVerre - Riordan artisans and WATCH the masters at work creating stained glass windows. The visitorís art gallery contains works from many area artists: including, Sculptures, Paintings & Jewelry. The gift shop offers a wide variety of unique selections.

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
A scaled down replica of the Cathedral Notre Dame, in Paris. This recently refurbished architectural beauty features a gothic design with gargoyles and flying buttresses. Among its 82 stained glass windows, are a Rose window, larger than the one at Notre Dame, and the largest stained-glass window in the world. The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is one of only 35 minor basilicas in the United States and is considered the most beautiful.

City Tour of The Queen City
World famous travel guide Lonely Planet, named Cincinnati USA one of the top three U.S. travel destinations. Christened the "Queen City" by Longfellow, you'll learn about the influence of the early Scots-Irish, and later the German immigrants. Guests will enjoy fascinating architecture, Riverside Murals, The World Peace Bell and where movies such as Gatti, Carol, Rain Man, Little Man Tate, and A Rage in Harlem were filmed.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
Pick-up Locations

Franklin Village Mall, Lower Lot

Giant Eagle Plaza

New Kensington
Giant Eagle Plaza

Target Parking Lot

Giant Eagle Parking Lot, end of Row L

Kohl's Parking Lot

New Stanton
Turnpike Exit 75

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Monday - Friday    9AM-6PM
Saturday     9AM-2 PM
Sunday     Resting
Toll Free: 1-800-473-1551
Local: 724-337-9000
Fax: 724-337-9341
763 Carl Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
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