UPDATE # 201 ON ATTRACTION IN KENTUCKY
Construction of the a “replica” of Noah’s Ark continues unabated and will be completed in July, according to creationist and builder, Ken Ham.
Located in northern Kentucky, it’s still within a day’s drive of several million Americans. At 500 feet in length, the ark is almost as large as the Titanic replica in the Smoky Mountains and it will cost $110 million.
For only an admission price of about $30, you’ll be able to see human mannequins riding plastic dinosaurs ( real ones disappeared 65 million years ago ).
You’ll gaze in awe at the stalls, where some 59,233 animals ( times two of course ) were fed diets specific for each species…where many were given sea sickness meds and provided vet care. ( Noah graduated from Ararat vet school at age 477. So this knowledge was fresh on his mind.)
Of particular interest, are the quarters for kangaroos, where Noah thoughtfully installed trampolines to accommodate their natural jumping obsession.
After hopping the 10,000 mile journey from Australia, Noah figured they needed some recreational hopping.
On the lower level, see where 50 thousand tons of food was stored…everything from blood for mosquitos… to live fish for Pelicans and various worms for those fish to consume before they, themselves, became pelican lunch.
And for the scavengers on board, Noah provided a steady diet of road-kill, quite a difficult task when afloat on an endless ocean…but with divine intervention, he managed just fine.
Noah’s genius is evident in his design of conveyors systems that efficiently disposed of all matter of dung, from elephant and dinosaur wastes to bird droppings from each of the 25,000 pairs of bird species.
And don’t miss examining the uniquely advanced ventilation system that exhausted foul odors to the outside. ( Noah’s wife insisted on that ).
You’ll step into the navigation center, crow’s nest, where Noah guided his mighty vessel around mountain tops that jutted above the water’s surface. Of course, there was no radar then, so Noah depended on a flock of bats who had been trained to use their echo location to detect unseen dangers in the water.
Get a peek at the private living quarters and the “do not disturb” signs on the door, where Noah’s sons and daughters-in-law conceived offspring that would re-populate the earth in a mere 4,234 years.
Geologists at AiG ( Answers in Genesis ) recovered a piece of the mountain, actually a rock, where the ark came to rest. It’s awesome…even more exciting than moon rocks, found in less exciting museums. Don’t dare miss that!!!
Check out the actual calendar on which Noah counted down the 40 days until the rains stopped. The talented artists at the Ark Encounter, reproduced a picture of the famous rainbow on the left as you exit. Feel free to snap a picture, but please… no flash.
Just added to the Encounter…hear the booming voice of God, as he promises…”NO MORE FLOODS…TSUNMI’S yea!
After the tour, be sure to pick up an informative brochure, complete with colorful photos, so that you may relive the experience again and again.
For a small additional charge, you may have a picture taken of YOUR family with a Dino family. You may even cradle a baby Dino in your lap.
In the gift shoppe, purchase dinosaur eggs, pieces of petrified wood, said to be from the ark and a sealed piece of Dino dung, all suitable for display on your mantel back home.
Before leaving, make reservations for a return trip. As a second-time visitor, you’ll receive a sizable discount and Bible credits automatically emailed to your home church, synagogue, temple, camp meeting or mosque.
As you drive away, take comfort that your visit affirmed your creationist beliefs and fortified your anti-evolutionist convictions.