Sunday, September 1, 2019

On This Day Last Year: Trip Report Series // Day 2: The Creation Museum

Welcome back, friends!  Ready to hear about the adventures my family was enjoying on this day last year?  I can hardly wait to share with you!  Let's get right to the good stuff!

Day 2 - Saturday, September 1, 2018

On this fine morning we would leave Illinois and make our way through Indiana, Ohio, and on into Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum.  Since its opening we have dreamed of the day we would visit this museum as a family.  This was a long awaited, much anticipated day!

"Little One" always get as cozy as can be wherever she may be!

We made it!

The Beautiful Botanical Gardens of The Creation Museum

The gardens of Creation Museum were truly breathtaking!  

Museum Time!

This place is huge and packed full of fascinating exhibits!

Lunch at Palm Cafe
This lovely lunch spot inside the museum was such a sweet spot to stop for a bite to eat.  We sat beside lit palm trees under cafe lights, and watched water cascade down a lovely water feature nearby while eating our personal size pizzas and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Stargazers Room Planetarium 
We got afternoon tickets to see "Created Cosmos" in the Stargazer's Planetarium.  It was absolutely awe-inspiring!  

After the planetarium show we made our way to another dinosaur exhibit.

These silly girls are always ready for a fun photo op!

Cheers to a day well spent!

Catching a show in the museum's 4D Special Effects Theater

Dragon Hall Bookstore
This shop couldn't have been cuter!  I picked up a book filled with beautiful photos capturing both the museum and gardens, a cd of incredible instrumental music that plays throughout the museum, and a magnet.  I love taking home keepsakes that remind me of our travels and can be enjoyed for years to come!

Dinner at Noah's Cafe

We finished our day at Noah's Cafe.  Here we chatted about our favorite exhibits between bites and then waited out a rainstorm before taking a second stroll through the gorgeous gardens.

The Creation Museum was one of the highlights of the trip for all of us.  We'd been looking forward to visiting and it exceeded our expectations.  We stayed from opening through dinner and enjoyed every bit of our time there.  I truly hope to return one day.

Homewood Suites by Hilton
We loved this hotel near the Creation Museum.  It was very nice and reasonably priced, a fantastic combo.

This isn't a view I've ever had from a hotel window before, but it's always fun when hotels offer unique amenities!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  It was so much fun to share this marvelous museum with you!  I invite you to stop by tomorrow when I'll be sharing our morning at the Ark Encounter and evening in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

You can check out the video footage from this day at my family's Youtube Channel, 

Direct Link to the Video of Day 1 &2:


Previous Trip Reports from this Vacation:

A sneak peek at what's to come...

Day 3 - September 2:  
The Ark Encounter

Day 4 - September 3:  
Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Meeting one of my dearest blogging friends in person, 
and our first visit to Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

Day 5-15 - September 4 - 14:  
Walt Disney World + my 40th Birthday

Day 16 - September 15:
Georgia Aquarium

Day 17 - September 16:  
Homeward Bound

Join me in the adventures to come!

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  1. I am so glad you are posting again. I found your blog over the summer while you were on your break. The Creation Museum sounds like a lot of fun and something myfamily would enjoy. I need to research it.

    1. I’m so glad you came across my blog and am happy to have you here! Welcome! We absolutely loved the Creation Museum and would highly recommend it!
      Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment too!

  2. I haven't heard of this museum but it looks like you enjoyed it!


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