Ship Shaped Buildings: Noah's Arks

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Noah's Ark
Panama City Beach, FL


The ship-shaped Noah's Ark was built in 1978 as a "Christian Place" which served youth groups in summer and vacationing senior citizens in winter. By 2015, the building was housing The Pour coffee shop. In 2018, a fire destroyed the top part of the building which was used for apartments. [map]

Noah's Ark [gone]
St. Charles, MO
This Noah's Ark was built in 1966 as a restaurant resembling a steamship. The ship was 155 feet long, 60 feet wide and 25 feet tall. It was later transformed into Noah's Ark with fiberglass animals and a statue of Noah on the roof.

Noah's Ark was closed for many years. In 2005, the structure in conjunction with the adjacent abandoned Days Inn, was used as the Haunted Hotel for the Halloween season. In 2007, the building was demolished and a new shopping complex was built. I don't know where the giraffes and elephant statues wound up. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Estes Ark
Estes Park, CO
This Estes Ark was built from 1994-1995. The building is built in the shape of Noah's Ark. It is 100 feet long, 50 feet wide and 30 feet tall. The store sells stuffed animals and games. [map]

Noah's Ark
Ocean City, NJ
Noah's Ark
Burlington, WA
This Noah's Ark in Ocean City was built in 2005 at the Ocean City Tabernacle. It is installed on the side of the church's pre-school building. [map]

This Noah's Ark in Burlington was built in 1988 for His Place Community Church's Sunday school program. The Ark building is 160 feet long. [map]

Noah's Ark
Selma, CA
Noah's Ark
Lehi, UT
This Noah's Ark in Selma is located in a paddock of miniature horses. It has been there since at least 2007. I don't know what it's original purpose was, if any. [map]

This Noah's Ark in Lehi was built around 2000 as part of the Children's Discovery Garden in the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. It is the main feature of a splash fountain for children to play in. The Discovery Garden is now part of the Museum of Natural Curiosity which opened in 2014.

Noah's Ark
Venice, FL
Noah's Ark
El Paso, TX
This Noah's Ark in Venice is installed in front of the Ark Animal Hospital & Clinic. The business and Ark have been there since at least 2007. [map]

This Noah's Ark in El Paso houses the Dental Ark, a children's dentist office. I believe it was built in 2009. [map]

More Noah's Ark Buildings:
Seaford Wesleyan Church (Seaford, DE)
Ark Encounter (Williamstown, KY)
God's Ark of Safety (Frostburg, MD) [map]
Kennywood (West Mifflin, PA)
private home (Colonial Heights, VA)
Noah's Ark Restaurant (now Logos Land Resort) (Cobden, ON)

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