The $100 million Ark Encounter biblical theme park with a life-sized Noah’s Ark replica, and its sister institution, the Creation Museum, have finished No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020.
The Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum received the most readers’ votes from a list of the top religious museums in the nation as selected by a panel of top travel experts.
“Both attractions have made Northern Kentucky the leading faith-based destination in America,” the two winners said in a statement Friday.
“We are so grateful to USA Today for considering our internationally recognized attractions in its contest,” said Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham, who is also the CEO and founder of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.
USA Today readers were asked to make their choice based on the stories, collections, and message at 20 U.S. museums, each dedicated to sharing the history, culture, art, and traditions of the world’s diverse religious groups and faith communities. The religious museum category included the country’s best Jewish museums, religious art collections, heritage centers, and other sites, from 14 states and the District of Columbia.
“Indeed, people from around the world rave about the exhibits and features at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, and now these people have validated our exciting attractions from among an impressive list of museums,” Ham said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar