The Holy Land Experience Park Info & Attractions
About the Experience:
The Holy Land Experience brings together the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way unlike anywhere else.
It is a living, biblical museum that takes you 7000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. Its combination of sights, sounds, and tastes will stimulate your senses and blend together to create a spectacular new experience.
But above all, beyond the fun and excitement, we hope that you will see God and His Word exalted and that you will be encouraged in your search for enduring truth and the ultimate meaning of life.
There are many wonderful things to learn at The Holy Land Experience. From the moment you pass through the gates of our walled city, you will be immersed in ancient Jerusalem. The structures and exhibits characterize the style, architecture, and settings that existed in the Holy Land 2000 years ago. The Garden Tomb, Qumran Dead Sea Caves, Great Temple and Plaza, Jerusalem Model, and Wilderness Tabernacle are all intricately detailed, both inside and out, to provide you with a clearer understanding of their biblical significance.
Imagine entering an exact replica of the Garden Tomb where the body of the Lord Jesus Christ was buried. In reverence, you approach the tomb where He emerged victorious over death. Then at the grand entrance to the Temple Plaza, walk under a massive archway and behold the gleaming white stone plaza surrounding you with its thirty Roman columns crowned with gold capitals. All this grandeur majestically frames the imposing Great Temple, the place held in highest reverence among the Jewish people. It is a truly breathtaking representation of the Temple that once stood on hallowed Mount Moriah in 1st century Jerusalem.
Our musical team "Century" will recount many of the events that transpired during this pivotal period of human history. Recreations of the ministry of Jesus, stories from the Old Testament, miracles and triumphs, and the story of musical praise through the ages will all move your spirit and emotions in praise to our Lord God.
The history of the Bible comes alive through presentations by our Biblical Archaeologists as they describe the significance of the Garden Tomb, the Qumran Caves, the Great Temple, the layout of the city of Jerusalem, and much more! And The Scriptorium: Center for Biblical Antiquities will take you on an incredible journey through the pages of history to learn how we can have the Bible today in our own language.
|Calvary's Garden Tomb
Follow the Via Dolorosa, the road on which Christ carried the cross, to Calvary’s Garden Tomb. Spend time resting, praying, or reflecting on the meaning and significance of the empty tomb. Atop the hill stand the crosses of Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified and died for the sins of the world.
|Crystal Living Waters
Fountains and lights create a breathtaking, inspirational water show in the Reflecting Pool. Visitors will be motivated to reflect on the majesty of the Lord and the beauty of His creation as they watch the Crystal Living Waters.
|Dead Sea Qumran Caves at The Holy Land Experience
This unique land mass is a replica of the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy in 1947. West of the Dead Sea and south of Jericho, these caves may have been home to a Jewish sect known as the Essenes.
|Jerusalem Street Market
When you pass through our city gate, you will travel back in time to an ancient land that is 2000 years old and 7000 miles away! In the street market of Jerusalem, browse the Middle Eastern marketplace, see the city well, begin a walking tour of the Experience, and interact with Jerusalem’s own street merchants.
One of the most powerful prayers ever uttered is that of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, the night before His crucifixion. “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will but as Thou wilt.” Matthew 26:39
Our three prayer gardens are lush with a variety of beautiful foliage, perfect for those in search of a little seclusion and isolation.
This museum is a non-sectarian library / research center that houses the priceless Van Kampen Collection consisting of several thousand manuscripts, scrolls, and other religious artifacts. The collection is augmented by secondary resources, including the personal library of Eberhard Nestle, leading 19th century biblical scholar and co-translator of the Greek Nestle/Aland New Testament text.
The walk-through experience of The Scriptorium transports visitors to historical and geographical areas of the world where displayed biblical documents originated and gives guests a dramatic understanding of the history of the Bible, how it parallels the history of civilization, and the impact it has had upon the world.
|Smile of a Child Adventure Land
A place just for children, and their parents too! Adventure Land features a wilderness rock-climbing wall that gives kids a chance to burn off plenty of energy, a cool and refreshing misting station, the Adventure Land Tradepost filled with toys and gifts for young travelers, and the high-energy Adventure Land stage where the kids are the stars!
|The Great Temple
All this grandeur majestically frames the imposing Great Temple, the place held in highest reverence among the Jewish people. It is a truly breathtaking representation of the Temple that once stood on hallowed Mount Moriah in 1st century Jerusalem.
|The Jerusalem Model A.D. 66
The world's largest indoor model of its kind, this 45 by 25 foot-long structure gives a stunning overview of what Jerusalem looked like at the height of its size and growth. Daily presentations tell the history of the city, from it's beginnings as King David's capital city to its destruction by the Romans in A.D. 70.
The Jerusalem Model A.D. 66 allows guests to see where Christ walked as He ministered inside the city, and where He traveled during His final hours leading up to His crucifixion on Calvary.
|The Wilderness Tabernacle
The wondrous and mysterious Wilderness Tabernacle was the heart of worship for the children of Israel as they wandered in the desert following their exodus from Egyptian captivity. Watch the High Priest and experience a live presentation that explains the intricate details of the tabernacle and its prescribed rituals.
A recreation of the mobile temple that provided a place for God to dwell among the Israelites during their forty years of wandering in the desert. The presentation offers visitors an understanding about the importance of the rituals and sacrifices offered to God in this sacred place. Learn about the altar of sacrifice, the objects inside the Tabernacle, and the Ark of the Covenant.