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Ark Encounter, Williamstown

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At, Ark Encounter you can journey back to Biblical times to meet Noah, his family, and the animals. In addition to the life-size arc, this theme park also features a zoo with exotic animals from around the globe, a restaurant, ziplines, and a gift shop. The extensive multimedia exhibits "teach" about the times before, during, and after the flood, the life on the arc, and other events mentioned in the Bible. Plan trip to Williamstown with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We bought tickets on line and glad we did. It was crowded as we were here on a Saturday on our way past this area. Even with the crowd, the line moved fairly fast and got us on the bus to the Ark... 
    We bought tickets on line and glad we did. It was crowded as we were here on a Saturday on our way past this area. Even with the crowd, the line moved fairly fast and got us on the bus to the Ark...  more »
  • We were here with friends and enjoyed the exhibit. It is great to see in person because of the immense size and detail on the inside. The descriptions of how Noah and his family might have built... 
    We were here with friends and enjoyed the exhibit. It is great to see in person because of the immense size and detail on the inside. The descriptions of how Noah and his family might have built...  more »
  • This was our first time visiting the Ark Encounter. We came for a conference, and the staff was fantastic, and the food good. The staff was friendly and very responsive to attendees. As for Ark... 
    This was our first time visiting the Ark Encounter. We came for a conference, and the staff was fantastic, and the food good. The staff was friendly and very responsive to attendees. As for Ark...  more »
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  • We loved the Arch experience. It was beautiful. It really gives you a different perspective of Noah's faith. Every believer should make this trip at least once in their life. You learn a lot and appreciate the experiences these men had with God. Can you imagine being faithful until the end to build this? How far will your faith go?
  • My family and I have been here twice and it is well worth our 5½ hour drive. As the shuttle bus brings you closer to the Ark it leaves you in Awe. It is huge, wonderfully made with so much detail and thought to it. Loved all the realistic exhibits with so much information and historic facts to answer many questions and debates. They have showings, concerts, animal encounters and so much more. Great way to enjoy our faith and kids to connect visually. Many rest areas, restrooms and benches. Highly recommended and we would love to be back.
  • We drove 8 hours to experience this (along with the Museum). We traveled with 3 teenagers. No one was disappointed. The highlights were the virtual reality, the talk by Ken Ham, and the individual explanations on each level. Every employee was very friendly. The shuttle was convenient and timely. The gift shop was not too overpriced and had some great items to own. Parking was $10 (price not seen on the website.) Some poetic license was taken with the story of Noah. However all portrayals were explained along with the reasoning that accompanied the decisions. It was very transparent, informative and enlightening. The trip places more tools in your kit for apologetics. Loved it!
  • Real science and faith are in lock-step. Every angle from why to how are presented masterfully. Everything is of the highest quality, and really fun. The virtual reality was very cool. If you want to do this AND the creation museum on the same day, you need to start very early and not go on a Sunday because there's not enough time. We ended up running through the museum and then just catching the last show of the planetarium, which was great. Everything has a purpose and creation is amazing.
  • One Word, WOW The photo from the entrance of the actual ARK is unbelievable. The Photo just before you enter Looking Straight Up is also a one of a kind. Need 4 hours at least to see and understand the Exhibits. Very well done on every level. The gift shop is great with multiple items. Will Recommend to All.

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