The Ark Encounter


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Grant County is home to the Ark Encounter, a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark. There are gentle rolling hills, beautiful lakes and parks, hiking trails and friendly folks. We’re 35 miles south of Cincinnati and 45 miles north of Lexington.

We have something for everyone!

Grant County, with its lush, rolling hills and picturesque valleys is home to family-friendly parks and trails. Lake Williamstown offers boating and water sports while lakes such as Corinth Lake or Boltz Lake in Dry Ridge are a fisherman’s paradise. Lloyd Wildlife Area in Crittenden offers a chance to observe deer in the wild.

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our many historical sites

Grant County offers many options to learn about our rich history! Visit one of the last stagecoach stops left standing in Kentucky at Sherman Tavern. William Arnold Log Cabin was built in the early 19th century and was once the home of William Arnold, Founder of Williamstown. Finish your historical tour at Rice Chapel resting in Grant County Park!

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Visitor’s Guide

The Ark Encounter

Grant County is home of the Ark Encounter. Plan your trip today!

Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75.

Plan your visit!


(859) 824-3322
(800) 382-7117
1350 N. Main Street
Williamstown, KY 41097