home of the Ark
Since it's opening on July 7 of 2016, the Ark Encounter has been a popular destination for Christians worldwide.
Big Things in a Small Town: The “Small Town” is Casey, Illinois! Located on Interstate 70, mid-way between St. Louis and Indianapolis, this is a perfect place to stop along your journey! Casey has unique shops, a variety of eateries, and lots of small town charm! The “Big Things” include 8 items that are certified as the World’s Largest! Casey holds the record for the largest Wind Chime, Golf Tee, Crochet Hook, Knitting Needles, Pitchfork, Wooden Clogs, Mailbox, and Rocking Chair! In addition, Casey has a really big birdcage, wooden token, pencil, yardstick, ear of corn, and more! While you are here be sure to ring the chime, climb up in the mailbox to send your letter, swing in the birdcage, and visit the Big Things Small Town Workshop to watch us make the next big thing! All our attractions are free and open year round!
We created Landmark Events to encourage and edify families by preserving providential history and facilitating events that prepositionally address the ethical issues of our time. Historian David McCullough suggested that trying to understand the future without learning from the past is like trying to plant cut flowers. All our knowledge, our beliefs, our world-view, our identity, and those of the generations to come are rooted in the verities of history, which are based, in turn, on the infallible and inerrant historical truths of the revealed Word of God. Without history—religion and philosophy, the arts and sciences, mathematics, language, music and literature have no meaning. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Douglas Southall Freeman rightly observed that “history is the great lamp that illumines every other study; without it, we grope in the dark.” Every person, event, and nation is a product of the past and we cannot escape that fact. See full article here. At Landmark Events we are passionate about teaching history to the next generation. When our children, and we ourselves, study true history they will develop a sense of context, understanding that they are not a random occurrence amidst a sea of random occurrences, but uniquely placed in time. The […]
You’ve probably seen pictures of Noah’s Ark in children’s books, complete with giraffe heads sticking out the top. But the real Noah’s Ark, the one described in the Bible, was huge. It was amazingly seaworthy—a ship that kept the occupants safe during a year-long worldwide flood. Prepare to be blown away as you explore the life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. The Ark Encounter is a world-class theme park featuring the most authentic, full-size replica of Noah’s Ark in the world. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. The Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75. State-of-the-Art Exhibits Scores of teaching exhibits about the Flood, Noah, and the animals are designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark. Ararat Ridge Zoo Visit animals from around the world like Tibetan yaks, kangaroos, and ostriches. Then imagine you live in biblical times and take a ride on a donkey or camel. Family Dining Relax and enjoy a buffet or salad bar with friends and family in the two-story, casual Emzara’s restaurant. Extreme Zip […]
Bring the family for a walk through biblical history at the state-of-the-art Creation Museum. The state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings. The area within the museum has been divided into unusually configured spaces that allow for personal interaction with each of the 160 exhibits. Several parts of the museum, including the stunning forty-foot high portico with its cliff wall and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, flaunt open spaces and remarkable designs. Walk through the Garden of Eden. See the scaffolding, smell the freshly-cut timbers in the busy work site of Noah’s Ark. Dig up dinosaur bones—or come face to face with T. Rex. The themes of the exhibits resound in the theater presentations: Men in White, Six Days of Creation, and The Last Adam. Our Special Effects Theater, complete with rumbling seats and […]
With professional actors attired in elaborate costumes, meticulously detailed sets towering up to 40 feet high, trained animals, unmatched special effects and memorable music, Sight & Sound shows inspire more than 800,000 guests every year.
Bring the Bible to Life! A visit to Sight & Sound is truly a unique experience. Story, song and spectacular staging bring the Bible to life on stage. With professional actors attired in elaborate costumes, meticulously detailed sets towering up to 40 feet high, trained animals, unmatched special effects and memorable music, Sight & Sound shows inspire more than 800,000 guests every year. More than a play on a stage, Sight & Sound’s epics are known to break through the fourth wall, the imaginary “wall” at the front of the stage as it is known in traditional theatres. By “breaking the fourth wall,” Sight & Sound brings you right into the action, bringing the audience into breathtaking moments and transforming our entire theatre into an adventure. Sight & Sound Theatres is the largest faith-based live theatre in the country and has been described as “Christian Broadway.” Last year, nearly a million people from around the world came to experience a production at one of Sight & Sound’s theatres in Lancaster County, PA., and Branson, MO. The Lancaster County location is one of the top three theatre destinations in the country. The name “Sight & Sound” was inspired by the teaching […]
Inspirational Wall Decor, Home Furnishings and Gifts Nestled in beautiful Sonnenberg Valley in Ohio’s Amish/Mennonite community, P. Graham Dunn is the fulfillment of a 30-year vision to create wall decor, home furnishings and gifts that please the eye and inspire the heart. Visually breathtaking, the gift shop spans 20,000 square feet and is filled with elaborate wall art, enchanting home décor and thousands of unique gifts. The stunning displays are filled with encouraging prints and engraved scripture that are sure to leave customers feeling inspired and hopeful. Plan some time for shopping, the retail store carries over 30,000 products. Not only are P. Graham Dunn products featured, but the store also carries products from over 50 suppliers such as Wendell August and Willow Tree. Regional items are available including a line of baby products created by a local artisan. Globally conscious, P. Graham Dunn also offers a line of fair trade clothing called Mata Traders. Additionally, there is a personalized laser engraving center where you can personalize hundreds of gift items and you’ll see the laser engraving on the spot.
See why NarroWay is the premier Christian theater of the South! Take in a delicious dinner and a hearty serving of Southern hospitality as every audience is greeted and served by the NarroWay cast. Live animals, talented actors, original scripts, inspiring music and a delicious meal themed after the show are all part of the NarroWay experience. Enjoy the finest entertainment in the South, with fun-filled dinner shows in a schedule that runs year-round! Adding new shows each year, NarroWay features a variety of original, large-scale, Broadway-style musicals; spectacular holiday shows for Christmas and Easter; epic biblical productions; mystery theater shows; day trips; children’s field trips and more! Located just outside Charlotte, The NarroWay Theatre can turn any trip into a fun-filled, Christian experience! See website for complete schedule details. NOW PLAYING April 2 – July 30 Funny, tragic, patriotic and filled with hope, “Samson” is as relevant as the 6 o’clock news. Step back in time…before the kings and after all the deliverers were at rest, there was a time of judges – when every man did what was right in his own eyes. 3000 YEARS AGO, OR TODAY? MYSTERY THEATRE April 14, 1pm June 19, 5pm Take in […]
A Walk Through His Word. BibleWalk is a world renowned life-size wax museum. We feature over 70 scenes and over 300 wax figures. Each scene is complimented by individualized wall murals, authentic costuming and is underscored by original music and narration. Experience the Holy Bible come to life with Miracles of the Old Testament and Life of Christ, two 60 minute tours that feature life-size dioramas of beloved Biblical stories. Two additional 30 minute tours, Museum of Christian Martyrs and Heart of the Reformation, provide insight into the hearts of men and women as they willingly gave their lives for the Word of God. BibleWalk will soon be expanding and adding three more tours: The Walk of Parables, Amazing Grace -The Journeys of Paul and The American Christian Heritage Tour. Further information and updates can be found on our webpage www.biblewalk.us. BibleWalk also offers, “Dinner With Grace,” a dinner theater for the body and soul. See website for schedule details. 2017 Dinner Theater Schedule: Revelation 2020 For In Such An Hour As You Think Not (Saturdays only) Matinee Performance at 12:30 p.m Jesus said, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the […]
September 17-18, 2018 She Speaks Studio is a new conference hosted by Proverbs 31 Ministries combining focused training on specific topics, with an emphasis on the development of a strategic plan for advancing your call to write, speak or lead. This one-and-a-half-day conference is designed to be experiential, skill-based, in a more intimate setting, encouraging interaction with presenters, Proverbs 31 Ministries staff and your fellow attendees. In addition to intensive training in your chosen track, you’ll have opportunities to share your ideas with leaders and peers, receive feedback and develop an action plan for your next steps in ministry. YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE SHE SPEAKS STUDIO IF: You desire a hands-on, more focused experience within a smaller group, and are ready to invest in your calling at a higher level by focusing on a specific skill set. You are a writer and want to be led through specific steps for how to develop and pitch your nonfiction book idea. You are a beginning speaker or have been speaking for a few years, and need to establish an identity and online presence that will either launch or take your speaking ministry to the next level. You are a communicator or ministry […]
October 26-27, 2018 Experience the powerful biblical teaching of best-selling author Beth Moore at a Living Proof Live Event! Experience a unique message – no two are the same. Invest in a weekend that will encourage, challenge, and change you. Hear a unique message specifically prepared for your city. Worship with Dove Award-winning worship leader Travis Cottrell. Laugh, pray, and study scripture with thousands of women from all walks of life. Leave with a renewed sense of calling, purpose, and love for Christ. To learn more, click here.
July 19-20, 2019 “Join us for this all-new, national event where women, unapologetic and unshakeable in their pursuit of Christ, can come together. Here’s what you can expect LifeWay Women Live to be: SCRIPTURAL – Study with favorites, including Christine Caine, Lysa TerKeurst, Lisa Harper, Jackie Hill Perry, Kelly Minter & more. (We’re adding new and familiar faces all the time!) INTIMATE – Connect with new friends by meeting women from your corner of the country while deepening friendships with the women you come with. PRACTICAL – Learn to live out Bible-based truth through pre-conference breakout sessions. GORGEOUS – Encounter elements that will surprise and delight you at every turn. You don’t want to miss this party of the year.” To learn more information, click here.