Full Scale Noah’s Ark To Be Built in Northern Kentucky

By on Dec 7, 2010 in Amazing, United States, World Comments

A plan to build a full-scale version of Noah’s Ark has been announced on Wednesday, several international news sites reported. The Noah’s Ark is estimated to cost $150 million and is expected to open in spring 2014 somewhere in Northern Kentucky.

Full Scale Noah's Ark by Ark Encounter
Credit: ArkEncounter.com

Answers in Genesis (AiG), the group that built the Creation Museum, is partnering with Ark Encounter LLC to build the ark complex. The ark is also planned to include live animal shows, an aviary, a replica of the Tower of Babel with exhibits, a children’s interactive play area, a 500-seat 5-D special effects theater, a lookalike first-century Middle Eastern village and a “Walled City much like was found in ancient times,” reports said.

The project will be funded privately and will produce an estimated of 900 jobs, either full or part time. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear applauded the effort.

“We are excited to join with the Ark Encounter group as it seeks to provide this unique, family friendly tourist attraction to the Commonwealth. Bringing new jobs to Kentucky is my top priority, and with the estimated 900 jobs this project will create, I am happy about the economic impact this project will have on the Northern Kentucky region,” Beshear said in a statement.

Mike Zovath, co-founder of AiG said that the mission of the project is to lend credence to the biblical account of a catastrophic flood and to dispel doubts that Noah could have fit two of every kind of animal onto a 500-foot-long ark.

The exact location on where to build the ark in Northen Kentucky is still to be decided. Reports said that the group is looking closely at an 800-acre site in Grant County.

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