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“An undeniable spectacle, and it must be seen to be believed.”
—Chicago Tribune

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largest in the world

Largest timber-frame structure in the world

510 feet tall

510 feet long and over 50 feet tall

huge center beams

Solid wood center beams nearly 10 feet around

“The Ark is remarkable. It's some of the best wood-working I've ever seen.”
—Jimmy Carter, Former US President

Ark Encounter Media Resources

The Ark Encounter, owned and operated by Answers in Genesis (AiG), welcomes you to our media page. This online resource for credentialed media and Ark Encounter supporters offers quick information about phase one ($100 million) of this historical theme park, with a 510-foot-long Ark as the centerpiece.

Opened July 7, 2016, the Ark Encounter is located right off exit 154 in Williamstown, Kentucky, half way between Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. The Ark is 40 miles from its popular sister attraction, the Creation Museum.

Please see our media kit for key facts, bios, high-resolution photos, and more about the Ark Encounter.

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I believe this huge ship will be a wonder of our modern world.
—Ken Ham, President/CEO

Christmas Starts Next Month at the Ark and Creation Museum
Oct. 22, 2022

Christmas Starts Next Month at the Ark and Creation Museum

On select nights, Answers in Genesis will once again host its spectacular annual Christmas programs at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.

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New at the Ark Encounter: Ricky Skaggs and Added Features
Aug. 10, 2022

New at the Ark Encounter: Ricky Skaggs and Added Features

The world’s largest Christian music festival enters its second week at the Ark Encounter and welcomes legendary Grammy-award winner Ricky Skaggs on August 12.

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World’s Largest Christian Music Festival Returns to the Ark
July 1, 2022

World’s Largest Christian Music Festival Returns to the Ark

The large-scale event, with 150 music artists, is called “40 Days & 40 Nights of Gospel Music at The Ark” and will run August 2–September 10, 2022.

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Creation Museum

Ark Encounter is a sister attraction of the Creation Museum, a high-tech, 75,000-square-foot facility located west of the Cincinnati Airport in Petersburg, Kentucky.

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