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Two By Two To Noah's Ark

Monday, October 17 - Saturday, October 22, 2022 (6 days)
Bus Trip
Walking Level: Moderate to Heavy
Signup Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022
Wheelchair Accessible Trip

Join Special Journeys as we travel to Kentucky for a bigger than life Biblical adventure!

Our first stop on this trip brings us to the Ark Encounter, where we'll experience Bible history at a life-size Noah's Ark! From the outside, the Ark looks exactly as Noah would have built it and with the dimensions given from the bible. This massive full-size Ark spans 510 feet long (which is about 1.5 football fields long), 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high and is the largest timber frame structure in the world. This spectacular structure is a sight to behold and we'll spend the day exploring it.

The inside of the Ark includes three decks filled with world-class exhibits where you'll experience what Noah's life may have been like. We'll spend the day learning fascinating answers to many questions you may have, such as how Noah fit all the animal species into the Ark, how he may have fed and cared for them, and how he built the structure that would have withheld a worldwide flood.

Once we've had a full day exploring the Ark, we will head on over to a local Theatre to enjoy a delicious meal and a show. While the show we will see is not yet confirmed, we'll certainly be entertained while eating some wonderful food.

The next day we'll visit the Ararat Ridge Zoo and petting zoo area. Here we see animals from around the world, such as zebras, camels and lizards, among many others. Keeping in nature of the Ark Encounter, the Zoo is centered on a biblical theme. While there, we may have the opportunity to explore the Kangaroo Walkabout and meet one of Australia's largest and most iconic animals up close. Here we will walk on the guided path in the Kangaroo's exhibit where they can come up to you and you can pet them!

The petting zoo allows us to get up close to animals such as llamas, who are the South American relative of the camel, but without the hump of course. We will also get to pet goats, though make sure they don't get too close, they'll try almost anything to eat to see if it's yummy, even the shirt off your back! And speaking of food, we'll enjoy a delicious buffet style meal at the Ark, with delicious southern options such as fried chicken and mashed potatoes, YUM!

The next day we will visit the Creation Museum where we'll learn why God's infallible Word is the place to begin if we want to make sense of our world. In this 75,000-square-foot facility we will experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible of Genesis chapters 1-11. We will step back in time beginning with Creation and through to Christ's return. We will explore the Museum's 150 exhibits that feature animatronic dinosaurs and people, real fossils, displays that honor God's Word, and walk through the Seven C's of History. We will see a realistic Garden of Eden, flood dioramas, and stunning video displays.

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  • Your Guaranteed Cost Trip� means there are absolutely no hidden costs - everything is included: all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant), lodging in your own, regular bed, and all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city, all attractions, entertainment and activities, an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups. Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.

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