The Ark Encounter
Noah's Ark Replica in
We traveled to the park for the
July 7, 2016 grand opening. The park is about 35 miles south of
Cincinnati Ohio, off Interstate 75, exit 154. The entrance fee is
$40.00 for adults. They will be gradually adding more venues around
the ark itself, making more areas to visit while in the park. They
will be spending $100 million in total. Their web address is:
www.ArkEncounter.com Below are
some photos we shot that day. They used the Hebrew long cubit
which is slightly shorter than the Royal Egyptian Cubit, so their length
of this ark is 510 feet, but the real ark is 515 feet, based upon the
longer cubit that Moses worked with.
Nice side view of the
you from parking lot to the ark area.
Sign along the county
road for the Ark Encounter. I-75 interchange in distance.
Closer side view. Entrance is to
the right, under the ship.
Closer view of the front area with the
door. We think the actual door was on the right side, or starboard
View inside, with exhibits on the left. A bit
crowded on this opening day.
Some of the animal cages at left, and storage containers
at top right.
More storage containers. Notice the large timbers
that are used. This is the largest wooden structure in the world.
The center area for air and light circulation, with
views to each level. Stairway to go to each level.
Video shows lighting from the center, top vents.
Amish gentleman in distance on right. Some of them helped build the
There are many exhibits which will take hours to
This represents some live plants Noah would have on the
Plan on a long day at the ark. There is a
cafeteria outside, and they are building a large restaurant at the upper
level of the ark.
They had a gift shop downstairs on the way out.
They also had a small zoo outside, zip line they are building, rope
will start construction on a theater in a building in
back of the ark.