Wow! The Creation Museum (creationmuseum.org) was fabulous! We found it to be top-quality, gorgeous, well-laid-out, informative, and logical. If ever you wondered how the creation story fit with the science of earth I believe your questions would be answered here.
We were truly impressed with the whole museum, even the cafeteria (LOL) which had gluten-free and vegetarian options, reasonable prices and a deck with a beautiful view. I would totally go back and highly recommend it!
Some people have said they spent two days at the museum. We did not do the zip lines or all of the outdoor activities, we skipped one movie and the Imax movies but we did go to the petting zoo and Chloe rode the camel.
Also with children ages 7, 10 and almost 12 we spent a lot of time reading signs and pointing out important facts and felt that they understood and followed but had enough after one day. I can see where you might want to spend two days here but our main focus was the museum’s galleries and we covered those pretty fully with the kids, even on a crowded day.
Overall, it was time and money well-spent and was a wonderful day! We would definitely go back!
The museum is located in Petersburg, KY, southwest of Cincinnati, OH. More information can be found at www.creationmuseum.org.
Sunday and Monday we were south of Nashville at the Old Stone Fort Archeological Park. We got to the park after dark because we were trying to fit the last of our stuff in to the motorhome before we left town. When you look at the pictures of the bridge I think you can appreciate how difficult it was to maneuver through this bridge in the dark. Headlights don’t illuminate the side mirrors which barely fit through the supports on the bridge. If that isn’t nerve-racking enough add the fact that the bridge says for a single axle RV (like ours) the bridge weight limit is 10 tons and we weigh 11 tons.
Ken left me parked by the bridge until he talked to the ranger in the station on the other side of the bridge who said that the bridge had seen rigs way bigger than ours go over it so he was sure it would be fine but then added that the park service doesn’t train them on bridge strength. Nice!
Luke, Chloe and I biked to the museum the next day and then hiked around the wall, stopped at the waterfalls and practiced sketching the falls. I don’t think I could have picked a much harder subject. My sketch looked terrible!
We have left Cave City, KY having visited the Mammoth Cave National Park. We took a historical tour late in the day Tuesday and Wednesday morning we took the Domes and Dripstones Tour. The kids much preferred the last one because of the narrow curving passages we went through and the deep drops we walked over.
We were delighted to see wild turkeys several times as we drove through the National Park and we were amazed that there are over 400 miles of explored cave included as part of the Mammoth Cave system – huge!
On the way to Ohio we stopped to see the cabin where President Lincoln was born. This is for all of our past First Grade Teachers…
We just arrived in the Cincinnati, OH area and we will spend a couple of days at the Creation Museum. At our campground the kids had fun on the quadricycle. I hope I got that right!