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Kentucky Announces Creationist Theme Park

What better way to boost the Kentucky economy than with a creationist theme park? In a press release this afternoon, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that the state had struck a deal with Ark Encounter LLC—the same people behind Kentucky's Creation Museum—to start building the $150 million park, which, naturally, will have a "full-scale Noah's Ark," live animal shows, and "a first-century Middle Eastern village." There will also be a "replica of the Tower of Babel with exhibits, a 500-seat 5-D special effects theater," and an aviary, for good measure. According to the release, the park is expected to generate 900 jobs and $250 million in revenue for Kentucky, and Gawker's Jim Newell catches that it will also get them $37.5 million in tax breaks. The park is expected to open in northern Kentucky in the spring of 2014. 

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