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Kentucky’s Massive Noah’s Ark Replica Revolutionizes Religious Tourism

Kentucky’s Massive Noah’s Ark Replica Revolutionizes Religious Tourism

July 15, 2016

On Tuesday, July 5, rain fell portentously upon the grand opening of Christendom’s biggest new attraction. After several years and $100 million of initial construction, the Answers in Genesis organization cut the ribbon on Ark Encounter—a massive replica of Noah’s Ark in the 4,000-inhabitant hamlet of Williamstown, Kentucky.