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 beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75.

Bigger Than Imagination

Experience Bible history at the life-size Noah’s Ark! Meet Noah, his family, and the animals on the Ark. The family-friendly Ark Encounter theme park near Cincinnati also features a zoo, zip lines, and timber-frame restaurant.

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Have You Ever Wondered . . .

  • How big was Noah’s Ark?
  • How did Noah fit all the animals?
  • 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.

Ark Encounter Video Playlist

Ark Encounter YouTube Channel


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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Noah's Ark

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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Ark 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.

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The Flood

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?

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Full-Size Noah’s Ark

A Massive Structure

Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. The Ark is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world-class exhibits.

Exhibit Book

How was the Ark Built?

View this informative booklet detailing the construction of the Ark with spectacular photographs, fascinating statistics, and more.

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Associated Ministries

Answers in Genesis is the parent ministry for the Ark Encounter and for the following outreaches and publications:

  • Creation Museum
    Biblical history, world-class exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, zoo, and more
  • Answers TV
    Live and on-demand video content from Answers in Genesis and other ministries worldwide
  • My Answers
    Digital tools and resources to make Vacation Bible School and Sunday school planning easier
  • Answers Bible Curriculum
    Chronological Bible curriculum to equip churches and homeschools
  • Answers VBS
    Trustworthy and fun Vacation Bible School curriculum
  • Answers Magazine
    A creation-based worldview magazine for the whole family
  • Answers Research Journal
    Cutting-edge creation research
  • Answers Academy
    Biblical worldview private school located in Northern Kentucky