We already know that the folks behind the Creation Museum are working on “Ark Encounter,” a Noah’s Ark-based theme park. Three years ago, they received approval for more than $40,000,000 in possible tax rebates from the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority. It was based on the assumption that the park would break ground within three years and cost around $173,000,000 in total.
But none of that ever happened. Despite Ken Ham‘s debate against Bill Nye, they couldn’t raise enough money for the park to break ground. Now, they’re going back to the Tourism board to request tax breaks just on the first phase of building. It’s $100,000,000 less than the previous estimate and could still lead to more than $18,000,000 in tax incentives: