Summer: 8 Spots to Take the Kids or Grandkids

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The kids and grandkids are out of school … the weather is warm … the days are long…

It’s a great time for a road trip!

While there are many places to choose from – not only locally but around the country – you might want to take your family to a place where you’ll not only have fun … but where you’ll learn things about the Bible … and be encouraged in your faith.

Here are 8 vacation suggestions in different parts of the country that provide fun, educational and spiritually edifying experiences for the whole family:

  1. The Creation Museum
    Petersburg, Kentucky

Venture through biblical history from a creationist perspective, not an evolutionary perspective.

Experience:

  • Stunning exhibits
  • Botanical gardens
  • Planetarium
  • Petting zoo
  • Zip-line adventure course

For more information, visit https://creationmuseum.org/

  1. Ark Encounter
    Williamstown, Kentucky (45 minutes from The Creation Museum)

This is a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark.

Meet Noah, his family and the animals on the ark as you explore 3 decks of world-class exhibits.

The Creation Museum and Ark Encounter are near the Cincinnati International Airport. For more information on Ark Encounter, visit arkencounter.com.

  1. The Holy Land Experience
    Orlando, Florida

The Holy Land Experience recreates the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way.

It’s a living, biblical museum that takes you 2,000 years back in time and 7,000 miles away to the land of the Old and New Testaments.

See recreations of the Old Testament Tabernacle … of the Jerusalem marketplace … and of Jesus’ crucifixion.

Meet live Bible characters … and see live on-stage enactments of Bible events.

For more information, go to https://holylandexperience.com

Be sure to click on the “Watch Video” tab on the home page.

  1. The Museum of the Bible
    Washington D.C.

This museum showcases rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history … providing an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible and its ongoing impact around the world.

Cutting-edge technology is used to bring the Bible to life … and to show how the Bible and its impact span time, space and cultures.

It’s located just 3 blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

For more information, visit https://www.museumofthebible.org/

  1. Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens
    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Walk through a Biblical world of 2,000 years ago.

See life-size, life-like scenes in 3D Dioramas making the important events and stories in the life of Jesus come alive…

Adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For more information, visit https://www.christinthesmokies.com/

  1. SkyPark at Santa’s Village
    Skyforest, California

This is a North Pole-themed outdoor adventure park located in the Lake Arrowhead area of the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California.

Experience the wonders of God’s creation as you enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, archery, ziplining and more.

For more information, go to https://skyparksantasvillage.com/ and watch the informative video.

  1. Riley’s Farm
    Yucaipa, California

This is a working apple orchard and living history farm.

It features:

  • Pick-your-own fruit
  • Living history field trips
  • Dinner theater
  • Historically-themed overnight stays

Monthly calendars on the Riley’s Farm website highlight daily activities to aid your planning.

For more information visit http://rileysfarm.com/

  1. Knott’s Berry Farm
    Buena Park, California

Famous for its boysenberries and its chicken dinner restaurant, Knotts Berry Farm includes an Old West Ghost Town complete with a steam locomotive.

Watch live stage shows … pan for gold … figure out who robbed the bank in the Ghost Town Alive interactive scavenger hunt … and more.

There are first-class roller coasters for the adults and older kids … and children-oriented rides for the younger kids in a section of the park featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang.

There’s much more to see and to do … including Knott’s Soak City Waterpark across the street.

For more information, visit https://www.knotts.com/

 

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