Top Destinations Near the Life-Size Ark

by Ark Encounter on October 4, 2018

When you visit the Ark Encounter, consider stopping by one or more of the other tourist attractions nearby. Check out some of the other local attractions you can visit below.

Creation Museum

As you purchase your tickets to the Ark Encounter, consider a combo ticket so you can visit our sister attraction, the Creation Museum, as well. A combo ticket gives you one full day at the Ark and two days at the Creation Museum within a seven-day period.

At the Creation Museum, which is located 45 minutes north of the Ark Encounter, you’ll take a walk through the Seven C’s of History and immerse yourself in Genesis chapters 1–11. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens and get up close to the animals at the Eden Animal Experience. Catch a glimpse of what you will experience in this video.

Newport Aquarium

Get face-to-face with sharks, rays, fish, penguins, and more when you visit the Newport Aquarium. You can also touch a shark, get an up-close encounter with some aquatic animals, and cross the unique Shark Bridge.

Shark Tank at the Newport Aquarium

Image by FloNight, via Wikimedia Commons.

Kentucky Horse Park

Do you love horses? The Kentucky Horse Park is one of the world’s best equine competition facilities, and it’s just 30 minutes south of the Ark Encounter in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky Horse Park

Image by Nordlicht8, via Wikimedia Commons.

National Museum of the United States Air Force

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is a free museum in Dayton, Ohio, featuring a massive collection of air force planes and memorabilia spread out over several airplane hangars. It’s the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum.

National Museum of the Unitest States Air Force

Image by Magnus Manske, via Wikimedia Commons.

Find More Attractions Nearby

Looking for more places to visit during your stay? Discover other popular tourist attractions near the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum by navigating the map on our Nearby Attractions page. You might be surprised at what you find on the route from the airport, to your hotel, and to the Ark!

Looking for a Place to Stay?

Dozens of hotels and restful places to stay are only a brief drive away from our life-size Noah’s Ark. If you need help finding a place to stay, visit our Places to Stay page for more information.

Family Inside Hotel Room

Start planning your trip to the Ark Encounter today, and be sure to check out the other unique attractions around the area as well! Share your favorite pictures from your visit with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #arkencounter.