One of our staff members was chatting about bus tours to visit the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum and received the response, “That sounds great! But what else is there to do in Kentucky?” Well, today is National Kentucky Day so I thought I would highlight some of the many things to do in Kentucky, in addition to our two world-class Christian themed attractions.
As you can see, Kentucky is packed with exciting things to do and see (and this list didn’t include anything from Ohio and Indiana, which are right across the river to the north and northwest)! And our location in Northern Kentucky is within a day’s drive for two-thirds of the American population. I encourage you to plan your next vacation in Kentucky, starting at the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum.
The Christmas season is just around the corner with festivities starting at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum right after Thanksgiving, running from November 23–December 30. If you’re planning on traveling for the Christmas season, I encourage you to plan your time away here in Northern Kentucky. Not only will you enjoy touring both world-class attractions, but you’ll love ChristmasTime at the Ark and ChristmasTown at the museum.
ChristmasTime at the Ark features beautiful lights throughout the grounds, the largest Glice® skating rink in the USA, delicious holiday treats, camel rides, Christmas shopping in our extensive fair-trade market, and more.
During ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum you’ll stroll through our gorgeous garden of lights—the most extensive and beautiful in the area—and stop and reflect on God’s gift to us at the live nativity. Our petting zoo is open with camel rides, and you can even zip line across the lake and enjoy the lights from above.
And if you’re traveling up or down I-75 (the busiest north-south interstate in America) for Christmas, you will likely pass right by the Ark and near the Creation Museum. The Ark is just off exit 154 in Williamstown, Kentucky, and the museum is just off exit 11 at Petersburg, Kentucky, on I-275, the Cincinnati bypass, which connects with I-74, I-71, and I-75.
A stop to see ChristmasTown or ChristmasTime is a great way to break up your trip and see something spectacular that will direct your heart towards Christ and what he did for us. Check the websites for details.
Both events have free admission to the grounds with a nominal parking fee. Check websites for additional costs for certain items. You can also upgrade your experience and get access to our two world-class attractions, along with numerous other wonderful Christmas activities inside.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.