The same people behind the Bluegrass State's Creation Museum have recently announced another attraction that's sure to draw not only the faithful, but also those like myself who adore over-the-top roadside spectacles. This time, it's a full-size, fully stocked, $150-million Noah's Ark.
Called the Ark Encounter, the new Bible-themed park will also include a "Walled City" featuring shops and restaurants depicting "the lifestyle of the people of Noah’s day," a replica Tower of Babel, a movie theater sporting apparently physics-defying "5-D special effects" and, of course, a petting zoo.
Plus — and this might just be the best part — as confirmed during a press conference, the Ark will be carrying dinosaurs.
As long as planners can sell enough pegs, planks and beams in time, the park will open in 2014.