HANCEVILLE, AL – This fall, the Wallace State Alumni Association will offer its first group excursion to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky and combine it with experiences featuring the German culture of nearby Cincinnati, Ohio. The four-day, three-night trip is planned for Sept. 13-16, 2018, and includes a brief foray into Indiana.
On tap for the tour are visits to the Genesis Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, dinner and entertainment at Hofbrauhaus German Restaurant, a tour of Cincinnati featuring German Heritage, a riverboat dinner cruise, visits to the Newport on the Levee, Findlay Market, and Schimpff’s Confectionery in Indiana. The cost of the trip includes motorcoach transportation, lodging, five meals (3 breakfasts and two dinners), a tour guide, luggage handling and all gratuities.
“This should be a great trip,” said LaDonna Allen, WSCC Alumni Coordinator. “The Ark Encounter opened in July 2016 and is a sister attraction of the Creation Museum located about 40 miles apart. We’ve heard lots of good things about both.”
The Ark Encounter is a full-size Noah’s Ark built using the dimensions given in the Bible. It’s 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. It includes three exhibits: the ark itself, the craftsmanship in the woodworking, and teaching exhibits. There is also the Ararat Ridge Petting Zoo and Screaming Eagle Zip Lines on the museum’s campus.
The Creation Museum is a 75,000 square-foot facility that lets visitors “experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible.” There are 150 exhibits including animatronic dinosaurs, a world-class Allosaur fossil, talking heroes of the faith, and professional displays that honor God’s word. There is also a planetarium, petting zoo, nature trails, zip lines and more.
The cost for the trip for Alumni Association members is $749 per person for triple occupancy, $839 for double occupancy, and $1,079 for single occupancy. Non-members are charged an additional $100 per person, but can join the Alumni Association for $25 ($15 for students) to take advantage of the member discount. Optional travel insurance is also offered.