Faith, family and fun combine in the biblical story that comes to life at Kentucky’s Ark Encounter
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“Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Rachel Campos Duffy — a mother of nine — shared a recent family experience at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., on Sunday morning with viewers.
The Ark Encounter Park is a life-size representation of Noah’s Ark, based on the Genesis flood story in the Bible.
The structure is about 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, according to the park’s website — with three different levels.
It is located halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington.
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The exhibit also includes a zoo, zip lines and a timber frame restaurant.
“It’s one of the most beloved stories in the Old Testament,” Campos Duffy noted of the story of Noah’s Ark in Genesis as she shared her family’s experiences.
“It’s really amazing when you see how big it is,” she said.
The kids enjoyed seeing animals such as a red kangaroo and a sloth – and the kids took a camel ride.
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“How long did it take Noah to build the ark? one of the children asked a staff member about the well-known carpenter from the Genesis flood story.
“It took him almost 90 years,” was the reply.
“That’s how long he trusted God,” Campos Duffy noted.
And another question: “How old was Noah when he built the ark?”
“Just 600 years old. Can you imagine being that old?”
The children also tried the zipline.
“And that smile is why we’re here,” the elated mum said of one of her sons’ reaction.
“We had so much fun,” Campos Duffy shared afterwards, adding that the family enjoyed great weather on their trip to Kentucky.
“It’s cool. Worth a visit – it brings the Bible to life for the kids,” added co-host Pete Hegseth, who said he also took his family to experience the Ark Encounter there. not so long ago.
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The Ark Encounter features the most authentic full-size replica of Noah’s Ark in the world, as noted by the park on its website.
It was built according to the dimensions given in the Bible – and has three decks of educational exhibits.
A family playground for children of all levels is also located in the park.
The Ark Encounter is also wheelchair and stroller accessible.
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Children 10 and under get free admission to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for 2022, the park explains on its website.