Ark Encounter celebrated first year with 1 million visitors
By Mike Perleberg
Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. Promotional photo from Answers in Genesis.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky---It has been one year since an amusement park of biblical proportions opened in northern Kentucky. Located along Interstate 75 in Grant County, the park is owned and operated by the Creationist ministry Answers in Genesis. The park’s centerpiece is a 510-feet long, 50-feet tall replica of Noah’s Ark. It has attracted one million visitors in its first year. Some days, more than 6,000 sightseers filter through the massive wooden structure. It’s become a huge tourist hit.” Answers in Genesis claims the ark park’s first-year economic impact is around $200 million. [More]