We have been wanting to visit the Ark in Kentucky every since we first heard about it.
It was a great time for us to visit because kids ages 10 and under get in free during 2020. That was obviously a huge help for us as most of our kids got free tickets.
Driving up to the ark parking lot and then walking up to the ark was very cool. We were in awe of the magnitude of it.
The Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible.
We enjoyed walking around, seeing the way the ark was constructed and reading all about Noah’s ark.
We saw examples of where and how animals may have been kept on Noah’s ark. And we saw examples of possible food storage and even how waste may have been handled.
There was so much to see and read. We spent a good while walking through the ark.
After walking through the ark, we visited the gift shop. Many of our kids purchased gifts for a sibling whose name they drew for Christmas. We bought smoothies for the kids and coffee for us.
Jubilee had a strawberry smoothie. She immediately broke out in a rash. The rash persisted to get worse for the next two weeks. I messaged back and forth with our doctor. We are pretty sure that Jubilee is allergic to strawberries. She has had several unexplained rashes in the past, but never this bad. I don’t think she’s ever consumed as many strawberries in the past, though. We felt so bad for her that we let her pick five candies from the candy bucket to eat throughout the week.
After we left the gift shop, we got to do the coolest thing – see and pet kangaroos! We all absolutely loved this!
Then, our kids got to feed a camel!
Even River and Bravely fed the camel lettuce. So, so fun!
The kids petted goats, and we saw different animals as we walked around. We ended at a fun playground, where the kids ran around and played for awhile as the sun was setting.
We admired the bigness of the ark one last time before heading home. The Ark Encounter was a really neat experience, one I think we’ll all remember!