Source: Religion News Service
By Emily McFarlan Miller | June 19, 2017
The full-scale Noah’s Ark replica at the Ark Encounter during a preview of the park on July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. At 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high, based on the measurements in cubits found in the first few chapters of Genesis, the ark is the largest timber-frame structure in the world, according to the Ark Encounter. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller
(RNS) Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham is disputing reports the ministry’s Noah’s Ark-themed park is taking on water.
The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., hasn’t seen bad attendance, Ham blogged on Answers in Genesis’ website, just bad press.
The 800-acre theme park includes an ark built to the measurements God gave Noah in the biblical flood account. Its exhibits defend a “young Earth creationist” interpretation of Scripture that maintains the Earth is about 6,000 years old and that flood account is literally, historically true.
America’s Research Group had estimated the park would attract between 1.4 million and 2.2 million visitors its first year.