Things To Do

Ark Encounter is a world-class theme park featuring the most authentic full-size replica of Noah’s Ark in the world. Travel back in time on a mile-long scenic bus ride and ascend in view of the massive Ark. Next, take a wild adventure and soar across gorgeous valleys on a zip line tour. Then spot some exotic animals at Ararat Ridge Zoo, or relax with your friends and family at our casual two-story restaurant.

Full-Size Noah’s Ark

State of the Art Exhibits

Scores of teaching exhibits about the Flood, Noah, and the animals are designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.

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Beautiful Craftsmanship

Ararat Ridge Zoo

Visit animals from around the world like Tibetan yaks, kangaroos, and ostriches. Then imagine you live in biblical times and take a ride on a donkey or camel.

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Extreme Zip Lines

Soar down thousands of feet of zip lines, reach up to 50 mph and 17 stories in the air. Ten of these mega zip lines are 1,000 feet or longer!

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Fossil Find

Fossil Find

Pan for unique fossils at our authentic mining sluice sponsored by Camp Infinity while you learn about science from a biblical perspective.

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Family Dining

Family Dining

Relax and enjoy a buffet or salad bar with friends and family in the two-story, casual restaurant.

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Ark Events


Learn about the major upcoming events at Ark Encounter. Plan your visit and invite friends or family to join you for a special concert, our Día Latino, and Deaf Day.

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Noah’s Ark Gifts

Explore a wide range of books, DVDs, apparel, stuffed animals, and handmade gifts at the Ark gift shop. Pick up the perfect souvenir and keep learning about Noah’s Ark. Some gifts are also available online!

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Ark Overnight Adventures

Overnight Adventures

Looking for the perfect group adventure? Tour the Ark after dark and spend the night on board with your youth group or Christian school class.

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Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Ark Encounter is located in a prime Northern Kentucky area, with cities like Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville, and Indianapolis only a brief drive away.

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Sister Attraction

The state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot Creation Museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Prepare to believe.