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If you’re looking for some great recommendations for Christian-themed places to visit on your family vacation, check out these seven summer vacation ideas:
The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum
In Kentucky, you can experience a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark, built to the specifications given in the Bible. But don’t stop at just one museum—not even an hour’s drive away is the Creation Museum! As sister attractions, you can buy two-for-one tickets, and kids under 11 can visit for free. On top of being wonderful educational experiences, there are also daily events, gardens and playgrounds, a planetarium, ziplines, zoos, and more.
Christ in the Ozarks
This magnificent Jesus statue is in Eureka Springs, Ark., and is free to see year-round. You can also visit the Bible, Sacred Arts, and History museums as well! Watch the Bible come to life with the Holy Land tour featuring the Jerusalem market and gate, the tabernacle, the Bethlehem Inn, the Garden Tomb, and more. In select months, you can experience the Great Passion Play—a reenactment of Jesus’ last days. There’s much to see and do—so if you’re looking to fill up your day, this is a great stop!
Sight & Sound Theaters
The Sight & Sound theaters, located in Ronks, Pa., and Branson, Mo., offer spectacular theater shows with a worthwhile message. Here you can experience the Bible's stories as they come to life on a panoramic stage! This experience is easily accessible to people from all walks of life, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible.
Museum of the Bible
The Museum of the Bible is a great place to learn about the global and transformative impact of the Bible on our world. Though it’s mainly located in Washington D.C., it also has traveling exhibitions with the purpose of educating the world about the Bible.
Billy Graham Library
This North Carolina exhibit walks you through the life and ministry of Billy Graham. An “ongoing ministry,” the purpose of the library is to continually point people back to Christ. With the admission being free, this would be a great stop on any family trip.
Biblical History Center
This museum, located in LaGrange, Ga., walks you through the life and culture of ancient Israel. It houses archaeological replicas, historical food presentations, lessons, and much more in an interactive format. There are a variety of lessons planned throughout the year.
Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland
Head over to Michigan to visit the world’s largest Christmas store! Open 361 days a year, you can find everything from custom-made ornaments to beautiful lights to unique nativity sets. Don’t forget to keep an eye on their event calendar for their exclusive, unique events!