So apparently they're going to build a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark outside of Cincinnati. How big is full scale? HUUUUUUUUUGE. I think. But apparently still not big enough to accommodate any dinosaurs. It's enough to make a man question his faith.
Answers In Genesis, which built and operates the religious-themed attraction, plans to build a full-scale wooden replica of Noah's Ark based on biblical descriptions.
The $24.5 million project will be constructed by the same team that built the Creation Museum.
The religious ministry is soliciting online donations to help construct the project, which they expect to draw an estimated 1.6 million visitors per year.
Ken Ham, president and CEO of Answers In Genesis, cites poll data showing that an estimated 63 percent of Americans would visit a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark if one were built in the U.S.
63% of Americans said they'd visit? Is that like, with free airfare and hotel accommodations? Seems steep. But, more importantly -- is there gonna be a petting zoo? And what about a gift shop? Because I will require stuffed-animal proof that I visited.
Thanks to emm jay, who's saving his tourism dollars for a Botanical Garden of Eden.