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Welcome to Ark Encounter, the creationist amusement park.
Ark Encounter, the new tourist attraction of Williamstown in Kentucky is no more and no less than the true copy of
Noah’s Ark « according to its builders, the creationist Christian fundamentalists of » Answers in Genesis « .
This huge 150m long building with a total area of 10,000 m built in « respect for biblical proportions » is a temple to
creationism and its doctrine that God created earth and all living beings 6000 years ago in 6 days.
This project was very controversial. Ark Encounter cost more than $ 102 million, partly funded by donations and the
state of Kentucky, which was unable to avoid a subsidy following a court ruling. Taxpayers, whether they adhere to
creative theories or not, have therefore had to contribute to the financing of the project.