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Creation Museum

This one-of-a-kind museum in northern Kentucky brings Bible stories to life.

The Creation Museum tells Bible stories through realistic tableaus and dioramas. Come face-to-face with Adam and Eve, the evil serpent and Noah’s Ark. The three surrounding gardens and lake are full of insects, birds and butterflies, forming a lush Eden-like paradise. There is a planetarium and petting zoo with hybrid animals.

Be aware that science has nothing to do with this attraction. The founders are Young Earth Creationists. This religion believes that God created the universe, the earth, and men and women in six days. The museum’s exhibits tell the story of Genesis, the first book of the Christian Bible.

The Biblical History of the World exhibit is the centerpiece of the Creation Museum. See the Garden of Eden and Corruption Valley, witness the Great Flood as described in the Bible and step into Noah’s Ark.

The Dinosaurs Den exhibit features 80 animatronic dinosaur models. This exhibit displays the theory that dinosaurs co-existed with humans. Those interested in Bible history can examine ancient manuscripts in the Verbum Domini exhibit.

A small theater shows movies, such as Men in White, that explain the ideas behind Creationism. You can also observe stellar creations in the Stargazer’s planetarium.

Children will love the  petting zoo where they can ride a camel and meet creatures such as the zonkey and the zorse (a donkey or horse crossbred with a zebra).

The picnic pavilion in the lush botanical gardens is a great place for lunch if you’ve brought your own food. Or, enjoy a meal or coffee at Noah’s Café.

The Creation Museum is located in Petersburg, Kentucky, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati. It’s best to come by car as there are no direct public transportation options. There is free on-site parking. The museum closes Sunday mornings, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Planetarium shows are an additional cost to the admission price. Entry to the museum is free on December 24, when it closes early.


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Doubletree By Hilton Lawrenceburg $76
Doubletree By Hilton Lawrenceburg

Doubletree By Hilton Lawrenceburg

51 Walnut St, Lawrenceburg, IN
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Lawrenceburg, this hotel is 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from Creation Museum and 7.4 mi (12 km) from Perfect North Slopes. Florence Mall and World of Golf are also within 20 mi (32 km).

    Hollywood Casino & Hotel $80
    Hollywood Casino & Hotel

    Hollywood Casino & Hotel

    777 Hollywood Boulevard, Lawrenceburg, IN
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Lawrenceburg, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Highpoint Health, Hillforest, and Hidden Valley Lake Beach. Creation Museum and Perfect North Slopes are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Riverside Inn $70
      Riverside Inn

      Riverside Inn

      515 E Eads Pkwy, Greendale, IN
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is 6 mi (9.6 km) from Creation Museum and 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Perfect North Slopes. Paul Brown Stadium and Fountain Square are also within 25 mi (40 km).

        Creation Museum, Ark, Hollywood Casino, Ohio River, Speedway..
        Creation Museum, Ark, Hollywood Casino, Ohio River, Speedway..

        Creation Museum, Ark, Hollywood Casino, Ohio River, Speedway..

        Lawrenceburg, IN
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Lawrenceburg, this vacation home is 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from Creation Museum and 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Perfect North Slopes. Florence Mall and World of Golf are also within 20 mi (32 km).

          Baymont by Wyndham Lawrenceburg $72
          Baymont by Wyndham Lawrenceburg

          Baymont by Wyndham Lawrenceburg

          1000 E Eads Parkway, Greendale, IN
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Greendale, this hotel is 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from Creation Museum and 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Perfect North Slopes. Florence Mall and World of Golf are also within 20 mi (32 km).

            Quality Inn & Suites $68
            Quality Inn & Suites

            Quality Inn & Suites

            765 East Eads Parkway, Greendale, IN
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Creation Museum and 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Perfect North Slopes. Florence Mall and World of Golf are also within 20 mi (32 km).

              Comfort Inn $85
              Comfort Inn

              Comfort Inn

              1610 Flossie Drive, Greendale, IN
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Greendale, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Creation Museum, Perfect North Slopes, and William Henry Harrison Tomb. Hillforest is 6.6 mi (10.6 km) away.

                The River Cottage, Creation Museum/ark Encounter
                The River Cottage, Creation Museum/ark Encounter

                The River Cottage, Creation Museum/ark Encounter

                Petersburg, KY
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Petersburg, this historic vacation home is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Creation Museum and within 20 mi (32 km) of Perfect North Slopes and World of Golf. Florence Antique Mall and Crestview Hills Mall Shopping Center are also within 20 mi (32 km).