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Inside look at the Ark Encounter

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WILLIAMSTOWN, KY (FOX19) -

Finishing touches are being made to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown. 

FOX19 NOW was given a look inside the 510 foot-long structure. 

Inside of the attraction, depictions of animal cages and living quarters for where Noah and his family would have stayed promote a literal reading of biblical stories. 

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The ark will feature some animatronics, but the group says they wanted to keep their depiction of the ark's originality as much as possible.

"Here at the ark, we're trying to recreate what the ship might have looked like 4,400 years ago," said Co-founder and CCO for Answers in Genesis Mark Looy. "We didn't want to have a lot technology here-that might make you think you're more in the modern era." 

The $91 million timber framed attraction is seven stories tall and a football field and a half in length. The music inside of the ark was specially made by a music producer in Nashville. 

"For the Christians who come here, we want to equip them with answers to help defend that there really was a Noah's Ark and a Noah's flood," said Looy. "For the non-Christians who come here, we want to lovingly present the gospel message to them." 

The organization says the ark is open to all.

"The Ark is open to everyone to come and visit regardless of a person's religious affiliation, even if they are agnostic or atheist."

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