Readers’ Choice Awards voted Ark encounter and Creation Museum in top three!
The Ark Encounter has been selected as the best religious museum in the U.S. out of 20 nominees. Additionally, the Ark’s sister museum, the very high-tech Creation Museum was selected as second place.
The results were from USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards as selected by a panel of top travel experts. This news has made Northern Kentucky the leading faith-based travel destination in America!
USA Today readers were asked to make their selection based on the stories, collections, and message at these selected destinations. Each museum is dedicated to sharing history, culture, art, and traditions of the world’s religious diversity. The religious museum selection was from the U.S.’ best Jewish museums, religious art collections, heritage centers, and more from 14 different states and the District of Columbia.
According to A Larry Ross, Ken Ham, CEO/Founder of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, commented: “We are so grateful to USA Today for considering our internationally recognized attractions in its contest. Indeed, people from around the world rave about the exhibits and features at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, and now these people have validated our exciting attractions from among an impressive list of museums. We’re very thankful to the thousands of people who went on-line to vote.”
For those of our readers who are unfamiliar with the Ark Encounter, it was built in 2016 according to the biblical dimensions provided by Noah. It contains three decks of incredible exhibits. Outside, families can participate in a 2,500 seat Answers Center which hosts daily family programs, movies, concerts, and presentations.
The Aratat Ridge Zoo recently expanded behind the Ark which allows guests to view various animals, and kids can experience the large, state-of-the-art family playground.
The Ark Encounter is located south of Cincinnati in Williamstown, Kentucky off of 1-75.
Admission is free for children 10 and under, this year provided there is one adult paying full price admission.
The Creation Museum is located in Petersburg, Kentucky, and will be opening a new planetarium next month.
Through March 9, 2020, both attractions are open Tuesday–Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday) from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Beginning March 10, 2020, the attractions will resume their seven-day-a-week operation, in time for the spring break crowds.