Sandy Bay First Nation youth experience the Ark Encounter


Last updated 9/9/2016 at 11:39am

Becky Kew

The teens and their leaders were excited to learn how the dinosaurs fit into the creation account as recorded in the Bible.

WILLIAMSTOWN, KY-On August 6, 2016, a team of eight people from Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba, set out very early in the morning to travel 2000 kilometers (almost 1243 miles) to Kentucky to visit the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum.

They were absolutely amazed with the friendly staff at both tourist attractions and the extreme detail given to the creation exhibits and the Ark itself.

The Ark is tagged as costing 100 million to build and as one walks through the exhibits on the three floors it is very easy to see why. It was built according the exact instructions God gave Noah in the book of Genesis recorded in the Bible.

It is the largest timber-frame structure in the world. The 510 foot-long full-size Ark is designed to be family-oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly. We learned that additional phases/exhibits will be added throughout the years.

The Ark Encounter is a sister attraction of the popular Creation Museum, located in Williamstown, Kentucky and is 40 miles from the Creation Museum. The Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter walked us through excellent exhibits that took the tourist through creation, Adam and Eve as well as the fall of mankind when sin entered the world. Complete with dinosaur exhibits, a planetarium, petting zoo, and zip lines, as well as a wealth of other attractions, tourists can be kept quite busy for two or three days.

As we took in the amazing sites on this trip, we readily agreed with the ancient Bible verse which says, "Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done..." (Psalm 40:5).

They spent four nights in Kentucky and stopped in Dunkerton, Iowa for a sleepover at the beginning and ending of the trip. The youth as well as two supervisors returned safely to Canada on August 12.

Information about these two family friendly tourists spots can be found at the &


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