Creation Museum and Ark Encounter: If You Go

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.

Emzara’s Buffet:






The torrential storm:





The storm knocked over some of the large potted plants.

Creation Museum

We visited The Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. Wow, wow, holy cow!!! If you haven’t been, you need to go! This was amazing.

We walked through beautiful gardens to arrive at the entrance to the museum.


The premise of the museum is to introduce The 7 C’s of History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation.


We watched the 4-D short, Six Days. You get battery-powered 3-D glasses to watch. The 4th D is the rumbling seats, puffs of air, and bumps in your seat. 😊 It’s the six days of Creation, narrated word-for-word from Genesis Ch 1. It’s about the most incredible movie I’ve ever seen. We watched it again the same afternoon.

Live-action figures, narrated or posed, showed Adam, Eve, Noah, and other Bible characters.


Got questions about how the earth was changed after the flood? What happened to the dinosaurs? How did culture change after Babel? The answers are in Genesis.




And, we serve a God of hope. He always did love us, always did promise a Savior – Himself, His Son.


If you can make this trip, I highly recommend it!