If you go:
Eating at the Creation Museum was pricey. The food was good, but it was all packaged separately. I recommend taking a break, going into Hebron, and eating at one of the many (many!) restaurants there.
I had to post about Emzara’s Buffet, separately (Emzara is the name The Ark Encounter gave to Noah’s wife.)
At The Ark Encounter, I highly and fully recommend Emzara’s Buffet. It’s open 11 am – 6pm (I think). Picture Golden Corral or Pizza Ranch, and enhance it by multitudes. Emzara’s Buffet has SO MUCH food, and every single bite was delicious. I mean, DELICIOUS! Dessert and drinks are included. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and over, kids under 4 are free; I forget the price for kids older than 4.
Interestingly, there was a ferocious thunderstorm while we were eating. Torrential, tropical rains, high winds, very close lightning, BOOM thunder, the whole works. I loved it!
At both places, we arrived just after 9am. We had plenty of time to see all that we wanted to see, and eat leisurely. We left some time around 3pm, even though they close at 6. Really, you could spend much more time, watching every second of every video, and reading every word of every informational post.
I researched hotels online for two hours before choosing one near the airport, along I-275. The hotels near The Ark Encounter get poor reviews. Those nearer the airport had much better reviews, and were better priced. The Creation Museum is very close to the airport. The Ark Encounter is 40 miles south.
Rush hour is a serious consideration, especially for those of us who are not used to big-city driving. When I used my Google maps, I could choose No Highways for routes, and we were relieved to have that option.
The torrential storm:
The storm knocked over some of the large potted plants.