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Gopher Wood Getaway's Guidebook

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Gopher Wood Getaway's Guidebook

Sightseeing
Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. The Ark is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world-class exhibits.
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Ark Encounter
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Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. The Ark is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world-class exhibits.
The state-of-the-art Creation Museum allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed millions of guests since opening in Petersburg, Kentucky.
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Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road
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The state-of-the-art Creation Museum allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed millions of guests since opening in Petersburg, Kentucky.
Closest Cities with Shopping and Restaurants
The two closest places to stop for fuel, food or groceries that have a lot of variety would be Georgetown (about 25-30 minutes south of the cabin) or Dry Ridge (about 25-30 minutes north of the cabin). The Ark is off the Williamstown Exit which is actually the closest to the cabin. There just isn't much there other than a small grocery, gas station and restaurant. If you want a variety, choose Dry Ridge or Georgetown. If you wan quick and closest, chose the things listed in Williamstown.
Georgetown is technically the closest city to the cabin. You can access it from Exit #126 off I-75. However, it is the opposite direction of the main attractions for Answers in Genesis. You'll find a large variety of restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, gas station and shopping areas off this exit. (We recommend using the Dry Ridge Exit #159 when traveling from the Ark or Creation Museum. (It would be considered closer for those traveling from Answers in Genesis venues).
Georgetown
Georgetown is technically the closest city to the cabin. You can access it from Exit #126 off I-75. However, it is the opposite direction of the main attractions for Answers in Genesis. You'll find a large variety of restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, gas station and shopping areas off this exit. (We recommend using the Dry Ridge Exit #159 when traveling from the Ark or Creation Museum. (It would be considered closer for those traveling from Answers in Genesis venues).
Dry Ridge, KY is located off Exit #159 from I-75. It is one of the closest places to the cabin. Off this exit you'll find a variety of restaurants, a Walmart Super Center and several gas stations.
Dry Ridge
Dry Ridge, KY is located off Exit #159 from I-75. It is one of the closest places to the cabin. Off this exit you'll find a variety of restaurants, a Walmart Super Center and several gas stations.
Williamstown is the city where the Ark Encounter is located. There are two exits off the interstate for Williamstown. You will find a small family owned grocery here as well as a couple gas stations and restaurants. Not much variety.
Williamstown
Williamstown is the city where the Ark Encounter is located. There are two exits off the interstate for Williamstown. You will find a small family owned grocery here as well as a couple gas stations and restaurants. Not much variety.
Grocery Store
The closest grocery store to the cabin is 25-30 minutes away. You can go north or south from the cabin exit and reach either one as easily as the other. Georgetown is a little larger of a city and offers more restaurants and shopping, but Dry Ridge is closer to those traveling to the Answers in Genesis venues. There is also a small family owned grocery in Williamstown which is where the Ark Encounter is located.
GEORGETOWN, KY - This Walmart is about 25-30 minutes south of the cabin conveniently located easily off the I-75 Exit #126/Georgetown. They have a pharmacy, auto center and full grocery store.
Walmart Supercenter
112 Osbourne Way
GEORGETOWN, KY - This Walmart is about 25-30 minutes south of the cabin conveniently located easily off the I-75 Exit #126/Georgetown. They have a pharmacy, auto center and full grocery store.
DRY RIDGE, KY - This Walmart Super Center is about 25-30 minutes north of the cabin and conveniently located right off I-75 Exit #159. They have a pharmacy, auto center and full grocery store.
Walmart Supercenter
20 Ferguson Blvd
DRY RIDGE, KY - This Walmart Super Center is about 25-30 minutes north of the cabin and conveniently located right off I-75 Exit #159. They have a pharmacy, auto center and full grocery store.
WALTON, KY - This Kroger Marketplace is conveniently located off the Walton Exit #171 of I-75. It is about 40 minutes from the cabin. However, it is an easy stop for those traveling to the cabin from the Answers in Genesis venues. The Kroger has a pharmacy, marketplace, Starbucks, and full grocery store.
Kroger Marketplace
635 Chestnut Dr
WALTON, KY - This Kroger Marketplace is conveniently located off the Walton Exit #171 of I-75. It is about 40 minutes from the cabin. However, it is an easy stop for those traveling to the cabin from the Answers in Genesis venues. The Kroger has a pharmacy, marketplace, Starbucks, and full grocery store.
GEORGETOWN, KY - This Kroger Marketplace is located about 7 minutes off the Georgetown Exits #125 or #126. It has a pharmacy, full grocery store, Starbucks, and marketplace. It is about 35 minutes from the cabin.
Kroger Marketplace
106 Marketplace Cir
GEORGETOWN, KY - This Kroger Marketplace is located about 7 minutes off the Georgetown Exits #125 or #126. It has a pharmacy, full grocery store, Starbucks, and marketplace. It is about 35 minutes from the cabin.
Ruler Foods is technically the most easily located grocery store when traveling from the Ark Encounter to the cabin. It's smaller than the super centers listed. But more easily located and you should be able to find anything you need for meals during your stay.
Ruler
1418 N Main St
Ruler Foods is technically the most easily located grocery store when traveling from the Ark Encounter to the cabin. It's smaller than the super centers listed. But more easily located and you should be able to find anything you need for meals during your stay.
The Dollar General is the closest store to the cabin located right off the Corinth Exit #144 (which is the one you will take to get to the cabin.). Just head east off the exit and it will be a on the right off route 330. This location is about 10-12 minutes from the cabin and an easy stop on your way back from any of the Answers in Genesis venues. Dollar General will have a variety of snack foods, some perishable groceries, cosmetic items you may have forgotten and other miscellaneous items you may need during your stay.
Dollar General
620 Owenton Rd
The Dollar General is the closest store to the cabin located right off the Corinth Exit #144 (which is the one you will take to get to the cabin.). Just head east off the exit and it will be a on the right off route 330. This location is about 10-12 minutes from the cabin and an easy stop on your way back from any of the Answers in Genesis venues. Dollar General will have a variety of snack foods, some perishable groceries, cosmetic items you may have forgotten and other miscellaneous items you may need during your stay.
Food scene
If you want to stop an grab a bite to eat on your way back from the Creation Museum or the Ark Encounter, let me recommend these! Some local favorites.
What is known as "Cincinnati Style Chili", Skyline Chili a must try for those visiting the greater Cincinnati area. It's a local favorite. There is a regional argument over Skyline vs. Goldstar. Let me just get you straight to the right answer. Skyline. Try a 3 Way or a coney... or my personal favorite the "chili cheese sandwich onions no mustard." Or enjoy some of their greek inspired dishes. The family who started Skyline chili were immigrants from Greece and settled in Cincinnati. It's a family favorite of ours. Hope you'll enjoy it too. This location is about 25-30 minutes from the cabin and is on the way to the creation museum.
Skyline Chili
96 Blackburn Ln
What is known as "Cincinnati Style Chili", Skyline Chili a must try for those visiting the greater Cincinnati area. It's a local favorite. There is a regional argument over Skyline vs. Goldstar. Let me just get you straight to the right answer. Skyline. Try a 3 Way or a coney... or my personal favorite the "chili cheese sandwich onions no mustard." Or enjoy some of their greek inspired dishes. The family who started Skyline chili were immigrants from Greece and settled in Cincinnati. It's a family favorite of ours. Hope you'll enjoy it too. This location is about 25-30 minutes from the cabin and is on the way to the creation museum.
LaRosa's was the one and only restaurant in the small rural community in which I grew up. Every other Friday night my mom would pick up pizza and I loved it! LaRosa's is specific to the greater Cincinnati area and a must-try while you're here! I recommend the traditional crust and all your favorite toppings. YUM! This location is 25-30 minutes from the cabin and will be on your way from the creation museum and close to the ark.
LaRosa's Pizza Dry Ridge
96 Blackburn Ln
LaRosa's was the one and only restaurant in the small rural community in which I grew up. Every other Friday night my mom would pick up pizza and I loved it! LaRosa's is specific to the greater Cincinnati area and a must-try while you're here! I recommend the traditional crust and all your favorite toppings. YUM! This location is 25-30 minutes from the cabin and will be on your way from the creation museum and close to the ark.
Frisch's Big Boy with fried and a vanilla coke! This is a favorite of mine. Frisch's is somewhat local to the greater Cincinnati area. It's similar to a Denny's. Great breakfast. They still offer a food bar at various meal times and I highly recommend trying a Big Boy burger if you're a burger lover... or a Buddy Boy sandwich. This location is 25-30 minutes from the cabin and on your way from the creation museum. Close to the Ark.
Frisch's Big Boy
1000 Fashion Ridge Rd
Frisch's Big Boy with fried and a vanilla coke! This is a favorite of mine. Frisch's is somewhat local to the greater Cincinnati area. It's similar to a Denny's. Great breakfast. They still offer a food bar at various meal times and I highly recommend trying a Big Boy burger if you're a burger lover... or a Buddy Boy sandwich. This location is 25-30 minutes from the cabin and on your way from the creation museum. Close to the Ark.
If you want to travel a little south of the cabin to the beautiful town to Georgetown, KY... and if you love a good steak, let me recommend Cattleman's. They have a fabulous salad bar which can be a meal in of itself. It's the best steak house around. A great county atmosphere and friendly staff. This location is about 25-30 minutes south of the cabin and close to some grocery stores and gas stations.
Cattleman's RoadHouse
240 Champion Way
If you want to travel a little south of the cabin to the beautiful town to Georgetown, KY... and if you love a good steak, let me recommend Cattleman's. They have a fabulous salad bar which can be a meal in of itself. It's the best steak house around. A great county atmosphere and friendly staff. This location is about 25-30 minutes south of the cabin and close to some grocery stores and gas stations.
I don't really "recommend" this place, BUT it's the closest fast food to the cabin if you just need a quick bite. It's about 15-20 minutes south.
Hardee's
313 Porter Rd
I don't really "recommend" this place, BUT it's the closest fast food to the cabin if you just need a quick bite. It's about 15-20 minutes south.
El Jalisco offers traditional Mexican fare very close to the Ark Encounter. This location is about 20-25 minutes from the cabin.
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El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
4 Skyway Dr
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El Jalisco offers traditional Mexican fare very close to the Ark Encounter. This location is about 20-25 minutes from the cabin.
Emzara's is one of the restaurants located inside the Ark Encounter venue. A great place to grab a bite after your visit to the ark before coming back to the cabin. This location is about 25-30 minutes from the cabin.
Emzara's Buffet
1 Ark Encounter Drive
Emzara's is one of the restaurants located inside the Ark Encounter venue. A great place to grab a bite after your visit to the ark before coming back to the cabin. This location is about 25-30 minutes from the cabin.
Edwardo's a a locally owned and operated family Italian place in Williamstown just minutes from the Ark Encounter.
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Edwardo's Pizza & Subs LLC
1402 N Main St
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Edwardo's a a locally owned and operated family Italian place in Williamstown just minutes from the Ark Encounter.
This Subway location is just a few minutes from the Ark Encounter and a convenient place to grab a bite to eat during your visit. It's about 25-30 minutes from the cabin.
Subway
103 Barnes Rd
This Subway location is just a few minutes from the Ark Encounter and a convenient place to grab a bite to eat during your visit. It's about 25-30 minutes from the cabin.