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“It’s impressive”
Review of Ark Encounter

Ark Encounter
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited here in September but I never got around to a review. The scale of the display is impressive. Understanding that much of what you see is “best guess” to reality. I feel certain the designers did a ton of research and did their best to portray what certain features might have been. You need at least a full day to read all of the information given and to look at the displays. I am very glad I visited. One turn off to me was the ticket area it seemed disorganized to me. Also when departing the shuttle you are dropped off into the “ cheesy” makings of a middle eastern market. Here you can grab snacks, food or drinks. I think I would have rather seen just a nice modern area in lieu of what was chosen. Overall I recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Sunsetbum
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Mixed impressions on visit. Maybe expected so much from hype, and found commercialism has got a fair slice as well.
My wife has been enthusing about this visit and she thoroughly enjoyed it. So, it was a success!

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank FangLam
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as an extended family of grandparents, children and grandchildren and we found that there was something there for everyone. The main attraction is the amazing beautiful ark that is so huge that it is almost breath-taking. It is beautifully crafted and quite impressive just as a structure without examining all the content found inside. Outside the ark there is a petting zoo for the youngest visitors and some zip line courses for the young athletic guests. Our family took advantage of all of these even though the weather was not the best for outdoor events. The petting zoo received high marks, especially the antics of the ostriches and the emus. The zip line was good but a bit challenging for the 2 ten year old girls that did it.
Touring the ark itself requires a good bit of walking so those requiring assistance may want to rent some of the wheelchair devices they have available . The ramps that lead you through all 3 levels can be very crowded and so planning to arrive early or late in the day is recommended . There is much to read at the various exhibits and that slows down the lines as everyone tries to read or listen to presentations. The children found it all fascinating and everyone learned something new as we toured. It is all well researched and presented from a Christian perspective . When information has been speculated about, it is clearly identified as such.
All the exhibits are well presented and crafted to show quality. Workers are continuously patrolling the area to keep it clean and to answer questions. We spent most of a day there and enjoyed it thoroughly. The lunch buffet was very good and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank DTSAlabama
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience! We are a family of 6 with one preteen and 3 under 4. The staff was so accommodating with assisting us to loading the bus with a stroller to showing the kids there was nothing to be scared of especially the musical sound effects. We all had an enlightened time during our visit. This is a must see attraction for anyone that is visiting the area regardless of age.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank daniellecT5430LG
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Wow. When you read the bible you do not get an idea for how big this ark was. Interactive exhibits were great. Liked the world view vs Christian viewpoints on the displays. Took a new Christian with us and he had lots of questions. Only eight people to take care of all those animals was mind blowing as well. Having to make all their nails by hand no wonder it took 100 years to build.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jean K
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