Despite costing $100 million and taking tax credits from a nearby town, the Noah’s Ark-themed “Ark Encounter” attraction in Kentucky appeared empty during peak tourist season in a visitor’s video.
Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist reported Monday that a video posted by drone-owning YouTuber Ken Heron shows the nearly-deserted Christian theme park. It was recorded on Sunday, June 3, a time that Mehta noted should be “a day of peak attendance.”
Ken Ham, the Ark Encounter’s creationist founder who once blamed the town housing the theme park for its low attendance numbers, posted about the attraction’s “thousands” of daily visitors on June 6 — but Mehta noted that Heron’s video appears to prove otherwise.
Thrilling to see people of all ages & backgrounds pouring into the Creation Museum @CreationMuseum as thousands visit daily. Visitors come from across the USA & around the world to visit this world class attraction. The vital Christian message impacting lives & culture. pic.twitter.com/zKIwJHCQQA
— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) June 6, 2018
At one point, Heron is heard yelling “Ark! Ark! Ark!” as he ran up to the park’s entrance gates — but there appeared to be nobody around them both in the foreground or in the distance.
You can watch video of Heron’s lonely tour at the Ark Encounter below.