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The World’s Largest Gospel Music Festival in America’s Heartland

Like thousands of other gospel music fan travelers, we are incredibly excited about this summer’s 40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music at the Ark Encounter. This enormous music celebration is one of the world’s largest Christian music festivals, with more than 120 concerts from some of the biggest names in gospel music. That’s why our upcoming America’s Heartland Tours feature this unforgettable event. Here are some of the exceptional experiences waiting for you along the way:

Soul-Stirring Music

Collage of Speakers and artists headlining this years 40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music

Featured guests (listed from left to right) include: The Issacs, Triumphant Quartet, Dr. Robert Jeffress, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Hoppers

Imagine experiencing all your favorite songs in an incredible venue at the Ark Encounter. Award-winning artists include Inspiration ministry partners like Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, the Hoppers, Triumphant Quartet, the Martins, the Isaacs, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and so many more. Each day of this festival will deliver the soul-stirring harmonies and old-time hymns you love.

Inspirational Speakers

The power-packed messages from some of America’s most sought-after Bible teachers will encourage and build your faith. Experience the dynamic speaking of Dr. Robert Jeffress, C.T. Townsend, Ken Ham and Tim Hill as you learn new insights about God’s Word. Share invigorating conversations with others on your small group guided tour as you unpack all you are learning.

The Ark Encounter

Full-size replica of Noah’s Ark on display at the Ark Encounter

Full-size replica of the Ark at the Ark Encounter

Step into Scripture as you experience the story of Noah’s ark in three-dimensional detail at one of the most acclaimed Christian attractions in the United States. The unbelievable exhibits feature a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark, including recreations of the Ark’s living quarters, sculpted animals, and global accounts about a worldwide flood. You’ll be amazed every step of the way!

Creation Museum

Dinosaur skeletons on display at the Creation Museum

Inside the Creation Museum at the Ark Encounter

Your guided tour includes admission to the nearby Creation Museum. Learn how to share your faith and talk about creation with confidence. You’ll discover centuries of biblical history as you explore the engaging exhibits all designed to communicate the undeniable truth of God’s Word. Awaken your awe of God’s creativity and power as you stroll the botanical gardens, planetarium and zoo. What a mighty God we serve!

Spectacular Destinations

Aerial view of the Ferry Bridge in Lexington, KY

Ferry Bridge in Lexington, KY

Discover the city of Covington, where you’ll be staying, just across the river from downtown Cincinnati. It’s known for its colorful array of authentic and unique shops, street art, and eateries. You’ll also explore Cincinnati as you soak up the sights including Fountain Square, the old-world charm of Mount Adams and more. Stroll along the riverfront and dine at one of the city’s highly praised restaurants.

A few of our tour itineraries also include time in Louisville. Imagine thundering hooves and a cheering crowd as you tour Churchill Downs, home to the Kentucky Derby, followed by lunch at the Churchill Downs Cafe. Then admire beautiful architecture on a walking tour of Old Louisville, or celebrate “America’s Pastime” at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

Like-Minded Fellowship

Group photo of Inspiration travelers at the Ark Encounter

Inspiration travelers at the Ark Encounter

Most importantly, you’ll spend time among a larger community of believers and gospel music fans. As you tap your toes and lift your heart in song, you’ll be surrounded by new friends. Return home refreshed and energized by the amazing songs, powerful messages and uplifting environment. These small-group guided tours are sure to fill up fast, so book your tour today.

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