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Posted: July 06, 2016

Massive $91 million Noah's Ark replica to open

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WILLIAMSTOWN, KY —

A "life-size replica" of Noah's Ark will open Thursday in Williamstown, Kentucky, according to WXIX

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The seven story tall attraction, called the Ark Encounter, is 510-feet long -- the length of one-and-a-half football fields. The organization says the structure was built "according to the dimensions given in the Bible."

The handmade ark features at least 130 activities and exhibits, including depictions of animal cages and living quarters for Noah and his family, a petting zoo and a restaurant, WXIX reported. The news outlet reported that the $91 million project was sponsored by donors. 

Williamstown is approximately 45 minutes south of Cincinnatti. 

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