Noah's Ark built to biblical specifications opens in Kentucky

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Noah's Ark Built To Biblical Specifications Opens In Kentucky

On Tuesday, thousands showed up in Williamstown, Kentucky to get a sneak peek of a Noah's Ark built to biblical specifications, reports Gizmodo.

The vessel, which is parked on land, measures over 500 feet long and cost more than $100 million to construct.

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Inside are museum-like displays featuring replicas of the animals living during Noah's time, dinosaurs and all, notes NBC News.

The construction of the attraction, which is officially called the Ark Encounter, was headed by Ken Ham and his creationist group Answers in Genesis.

Take a look inside the attraction:

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Visitors roam around a replica Noah's Ark as rain clouds pass overhead at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A visitor browses animal crates inside a replica of Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Visitors observe a diorama depicting a caged dinosaur inside a replica Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Visitors pass outside the front of a replica Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A visitor looks into a cage containing a model dinosaur inside a replica Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Visitors pass outside the front of a replica Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Visitors pass through an exhibit displaying various flood legends from around the world inside a replica Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A visitor, right, smiles as foot traffic moves inside a replica Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Williamstown High School marching bad performs before a ribbon cutting to announce the opening of the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Visitors take a selfie as a replica Noah's Ark stands in the distance at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A visitor passes a diorama of Noah and his family praying inside a replica Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in central Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its construction has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
An attendee photographs an exhibit of model dinosaurs inside the Noah's Ark replica at the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis of Kentucky Inc., and his group created a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark to match its description in the bible. The massive 510-foot wooden ship has cost an estimate of over $100 million to produce. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The interior of the Noah's Ark replica is seen at the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis of Kentucky Inc., and his group created a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark to match its description in the bible. The massive 510-foot wooden ship has cost an estimate of over $100 million to produce. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An exhibit of model animals is displayed inside the Noah's Ark replica at the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis of Kentucky Inc., and his group created a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark to match its description in the bible. The massive 510-foot wooden ship has cost an estimate of over $100 million to produce. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An attendee photographs an exhibit inside the Noah's Ark replica at the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis of Kentucky Inc., and his group created a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark to match its description in the bible. The massive 510-foot wooden ship has cost an estimate of over $100 million to produce. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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It is their belief that the world came into being 6,000 years ago fully outfitted with flora and fauna, including dinosaurs but excluding polar bears, which they say emerged in the post-flood era.

The ark's builders anticipate the attraction will draw over 2 million visitors a year.

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