faith-friendly attractions

As a home for religious events, NKY has some very unique and special venues that will have you singing our praises.

NOW OPEN in our southern area, the Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wooden Ark, which should become the largest timber-frame structure in the USA.  In a 300-acre pastoral Kentucky setting, see the Bible truly come to life on this three-story full-sized Ark that will bring the promise of salvation to life for you and your group.

The Creation Museum, featuring exhibits designed by a former Universal Studios creative director, presents a "walk through history" in a state-of-the-art 75,000 square-foot museum that brings the pages of the Bible to life. Included in admission are the museum’s Walk Through History, Special Effects Theater, botanical gardens, petting zoo and more. Other features like the Stargazer’s Planetarium and the exhilarating Screaming Raptor Zip Lines can be added for an additional charge.  

The exhibits within the museum have been divided into unusually configured spaces that allow for personal interaction. 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 and smell the freshly-cut timbers in the work site of Noah’s Ark. Dig up dinosaur bones—or come face to face with T-Rex.

And do not miss St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. This historic structure was elevated to the rank of a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII in 1953 - and is an architectural marvel to behold. Can you count all the gargoyles?

NKY is an inspired location to host your next gathering—contact Susan to learn more!

Susan B. Smith, CMP, CASE, PDM, CTA

Senior Convention Sales Manager
Ark Encounter
The largest timber-frame structure is 510-feet long, seven stories high, and is an exact replica of...
Creation Museum & Answers in Genesis
A walk through history via the pages of the Bible – explore how scripture provides an...
St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the...
100 year old Gothic cathedral – one of only 35 minor basilicas in the country – is home...
Newport Aquarium
Newport Aquarium is a 100,000- square-foot facility located on the banks of the Ohio River, just...
National Underground Railroad Freedom...
Exhibits, programs, research and interactive experiences promoting collaborative learning and...
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Voted the #1 attraction in Cincinnati and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey....
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
Changing exhibits, player appearances, interactive exhibits, hall of records, memorabilia &...
Newport on the Levee
Popular dining and entertainment complex, on Northern Kentucky's riverfront, offers an exceptional...
Coney Island & Sunlite Pool
Over 50 classic amusement park rides and attractions and the giant, one-of-a-kind, Sunlite Pool...