Noah's Ark replica opens this week

Ark Encounter

WILLIAMSTOWN, KY (FOX19) - A life-size replica of Noah's Ark will open to the public Thursday in Williamstown, Kentucky.

A media preview is taking place Tuesday.

SLIDESHOW: Inside tour of Ark Encounter.

The $91 million timber framed attraction is seven stories tall and a football field and a half in length.

Measuring at 510-feet long, the ark will include depictions of animal cages and living quarters for Noah and his family.

The ark will feature some animatronics, but the officials at the Ark Encounter say they wanted to make their depiction of the ark as true as possible.

Tickets cost $40 for adults, $31 for seniors and $28 for children.

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