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About The Ark

Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in the beautiful Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington on I-75. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals in the zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you’ll experience the pages of the Bible like never before.

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Rainbow Lights at the Ark

The Ark is illuminated with rainbow colors in the evening as a testament to the true meaning of the rainbow. After the Flood, God designated the rainbow as the sign of His covenant to never again destroy the whole earth with water.

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A Massive Structure

This marvel of engineering is seven stories tall and is a football field and a half long. It is the largest timber-frame structure in the world, full of world-class exhibits designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.

Have You Ever Wondered?

How big was Noah’s Ark? How did Noah fit all the animals on board?
How did Noah feed and care for all the animals? How did Noah build the Ark?

We built the full-size Noah’s Ark to answer these questions—and more! As you enter Noah’s world aboard the massive Ark, you’ll tour three decks filled with scores of world-class exhibit bays. These stunning exhibits allow you to experience what Noah’s life may have been like.

Noah's Ark

The real Noah’s Ark, the one described in the Bible, was huge. It was amazingly seaworthy—a ship that kept the occupants safe during a worldwide flood.

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unique animals
animal cages

Animals

You’ll learn how Noah might have cared for all the animals and how the Ark was big enough to fit them all on board. Learn More

Noah's Ark artwork
Flood legends exhibit

The Flood

What do legends from around the world tell us about Noah’s Flood? What happened to Noah, the animals, and the Earth after the Flood? Learn More

Noah

What was Noah’s life like prior to the Flood, what did he look like, and what did he do for a living before he built the Ark?

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