Sanctuary Ridge Adventures in Camping

The Ark Encounter and More!

State Historic Site

Funny Name, Memorable Trip!

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is located in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. As you can see from my photos, this place is located in a quaint county setting! The park is actually in far northern Kentucky, just below the Ohio border.

We chose this park because of the proximity to two museums we wanted to visit- The Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site offers its own museum with rich history of the area dating back to Lewis and Clark’s expedition! You can visit the museum onsite that offers information about the bones found at this site including Mastodon, extinct elephants, and Mammoth.

The Creation Museum

The Creation Museum is full of history! “Bible history comes to life at the Creation Museum! This family-friendly attraction near Cincinnati explores creation science with stunning exhibits, dinosaur bones, fossils, botanical gardens, a planetarium, zoo, zip line course, and more.” Most people have studied history in school and studied the Bible at church, but have you ever considered how these two subjects are intertwined? The Creation Museum does a wonderful job of presenting the Biblical History of the World, with scientific studies and the proof to prove it all.

My favorite part of this museum was the beautiful gardens surrounding the property. I’m pretty sure we all fell in love with the adorable Alpacas too!

The Petting Zoo area hosts animal presentations throughout the day. We loved the presentation on Alpacas. Just look at those big brown eyes!


The Ark Encounter

What an experience! The Ark Encounter is amazing! We were blessed with a beautiful day to explore the grounds at this immaculately landscaped attraction. The attention to detail and historically accurate interior was truly something amazing to see first hand! To see how the animals were fed, how the waste was handled, how fresh air was continually introduced; even the collection of rainwater was considered! The engineering and ingenuity was truly inspiring! What an incredible task it must have been to recreate this enormously famous Ark! This was an experience we will never forget! For more information on planning a visit click this link:

I don’t want spoil anything for those who plan to visit so here are just a few of my favorite pictures from our visit!

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