Back in 2010 Ken Ham, who believes everything in the Bible should be taken literally, announced that his organisation Answers in Genesis would construct the 510-foot-long ship in Kentucky.
Since then, scientists have been arguing that it would be detrimental to children’s education – taking particular umbrage with the fact that it was granted state tax incentives.
However, it was opened to great fanfare on Tuesday – with a high school marching band performing before a ribbon cutting.
Ham says the ark will now stand as proof that stories in the Bible are true.
Source Mirror UK