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Kentucky's Ark Encounter sees over 400,000 visitors in opening months

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 400,000 people have visited Kentucky's Ark Encounter since it opened a few months ago.

The 510-foot-long Noah's Ark replica opened July 7 in Grant County, Kentucky.

Park officials say visitors have come from states like California and Texas, and even from other countries. 

A state consultant predicted that the park would attract 500,000 visitors in its first year. Answers in Genesis, the ministry behind the project, estimated 1.2 million.

The influx of visitors has also doubled attendance at the group's Creation Museum.

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