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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

Designer of Popular Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Passes Away
Dec. 3, 2021

Designer of Popular Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Passes Away

The creative genius behind the incredible buildings and exhibits enjoyed by millions at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, Patrick Marsh, passed away Thursday afternoon at age 77.

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Ark Encounter Wins Prestigious Tourism Award
Nov. 30, 2021

Ark Encounter Wins Prestigious Tourism Award

The Ark Encounter themed attraction has earned a Traverse Award for Excellence in Tourism Marketing from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association.

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Christmas Starts This Friday at the Ark and Creation Museum
Nov. 23, 2021

Christmas Starts This Friday at the Ark and Creation Museum

On select dates Friday, November 26, through December 30, we will host our free spectacular annual Christmas programs at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.

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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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