Finally, you see the stern of the life-size Noah’s Ark coming into shape. The Ark Encounter is starting to look like the design of the Ark we know so well with the curvy stern, essential to the overall comfort, stability, and balance of the ship.
There you can see what the Ark looks like now compared to what it will look like in its final constructed state. We can’t wait until it gets there.
Also, we’re working hard on the gift shop, which will be located below the ship itself. You’ll want to explore the unique souvenirs and resources we’ll have for sale at the Ark Encounter like fair trade goods, Noah’s cubits, and books about Noah’s Ark.
Williamstown, Kentucky, where the Ark Encounter is located (halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington on I-75) is a beautiful area of northern Kentucky with its rolling hills and forests. This photograph is one of Ken Ham’s favorites.
It’s awe-inspiring to see the ship from afar. It’s fun to imagine yourself back in Noah’s day, looking at the Ark through trees, watching it being built from a distance. Of course, no one but Noah’s family had any respect for Noah or God during that time, but we think the sight of such a huge ship under construction would have been incredible either way.
Were you aware that in addition to the scores of teaching exhibits inside the Ark, gift shop, and restaurants, there will be activities for your family outdoors as well? Our petting zoo will be a huge hit and will be full of interesting modern-day animals like the yak.
We can’t wait to see you when you visit after the Ark opens on July 7, 2016. Don’t wait too long to get your tickets. We’d love to have you join us during the historical first 40 days and 40 nights of the Ark Encounter’s opening.