Thinking Out Loud

July 31, 2017

Ark Encounter Not the First to Remember Noah

Filed under: Christianity — Tags: , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:16 am

Despite bringing much attention to the Genesis narrative surrounding Noah and his boat, Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter in Kentucky — pictured above in its LGBT-friendly colors — is not the first.

First of all, how about an Ark that floats! “The Ark of Noah replica was built by Johan Huibers from 2008 – 2013. The Ark is in the Netherlands and has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.” A voyage to Brazil was cancelled due to uncertainty involving the Olympics and Zika virus. You’ll find more on this online by searching for Johan’s Ark.

Another Noah’s Ark — also in the floating category — is owned by Dutch TV and theater producer Aad Peters. Peters has been living on the ship for five years and is the owner of what can best be described as a floating museum of biblical artifacts. This one travels around and has visited various ports in Norway, Holland and Germany.

In my home and native land, in Cobden, Ontario, Noah’s Ark Restaurant is a big feature at Logos Land Resort.

Most commendable is this Noah’s Ark Theme Park, complete with fiberglass animals, which sits in front of the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong.  A Daily Mail article notes that the structure, built by two billionaire brothers, “is now run by Christian organizations, who use it to promote peace and unity.” 

Next is Noah’s Ark Water Park in Wisconsin, considered the largest water park in North America. If anything on the grounds actually resembled Noah’s big boat, we couldn’t find a picture of it after 15 minutes of sleuthing.

If you’re thinking of doing the tour, you’re too late for this one. The Noah’s Ark Restaurant in St. Charles, Missouri was razed in 2007.

There’s also an ark that you may have already seen, especially if you go to the movies. For this one, we settled on a mid-construction pic of the Noah’s Ark built in 2006 for the film Evan Almighty.

Then there’s the Noah’s Ark itself — the actual resting place of the original — as documented in this Strange Mysteries video.


Wanna go nuts with this topic? After all the research was done, we found this website.

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