If You Didn’t Know There Is A Huge Life Sized Noah’s Ark Now You Do


The MASSIVE replica is based on Noah’s Ark and stands as an interactive life-sized model of what would have been the real thing and you can actually go and experience it for yourself.

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One of the most famous stories of all in the Bible is that of the Flood and of Noah’s Ark. The story of only Noah and his family along with two of every animal species in the world being saved on an ark while the rest of the world was inundated has long been a favourite of Sunday School. It just so happens that in the story, the dimensions of the ark are given along with some basic descriptions.

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It has therefore been possible to recreate the ark in real life as described in the Bible. Currently, there are three full-sized replicas of Noah’s Ark around the world – one in Hong Kong, one in the Netherlands, and one in Kentucky.

About Noah’s Ark Encounter

The Ark is part of the Ark Encounter and is a Christian religious Young Earth creationist theme park in Kentucky. It has only been open since 2016 and is based on the Genesis flood story. The Creationist Museum there showcases the Christian group’s beliefs of a young Earth and the co-existence of man with the dinosaurs.

  • Location: Grant County, Kentucky
  • Date Opened: 2016

The ark has been built as true to the real thing as possible, its dimensions are:

  • Length: 510 Feet or 155 Meters
  • Width: 85 Feet or 26 Meters
  • Height: 51 Feet or 16 Meters
  • Fun Fact: Johan’s Ark (The Dutch Replica) Is The Only One That Can Actually Float
  • Funding: Project Received Incentives From The City, County, And State Because It Was Thought To Be A Boon For Kentucky’s Tourism
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The ark itself is unable to float and is supported by a system of concrete towers that rise 15 feet above the ground. The ark’s hull feeds into brick towers with elevators and restrooms on the starboard side.

Visiting Noah’s Ark And Creationist Museum

Visiting the cathedrals of Europe is breathtaking, but seeing this gigantic facsimile is even more so. The ark has 132 bays, each of which is roughly 18 feet high and is divided into three decks. Visitors to the ark begin their journey on the lowest deck and work their way up through the deck’s on-ramps.

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Animal models, a model of Noah’s workshop, and a blacksmith are on the second deck. There’s more to this place than just an ark replica; it’s a full-fledged creationist museum. The “sinful world” before the Flood is depicted in some of the more odd displays, which include a priest sacrificing an infant to a serpent god and a people fighting dinosaurs and huge humans in a gladiatorial arena. From the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve until the Flood with Noah’s Ark, the museum exhibits the biblical narrative.

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Admission Tickets To The Attractions

Ark Encounter

  • General Admission: $24.95 (Youth 11 To 17 Years Of Age)
  • General Admission: $49.95 Adult
  • Under 11: Free

Ark & Creation Museum Combo

  • General Admission To Each: $44.95 (Youth 11 To 17 Years Of Age)
  • General Admission: $79.95 Adult
  • Under 11: Free

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