Bible Park USA Finds New Site, After Failing to Get TIF

Private funders attempting to build a $175 million Bible theme park asked for tax-increment financing to reach their goal. The county also denied a re-zoning request, but the park has found a new home in neighboring Wilson County.
September 19, 2008, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"The $175 million Bible Park USA will be built on about 110 acres fronting Interstate 40, the Nashville Post reported Thursday.

The "edutainment" theme park that boasts a mixed offering of education and entertainment through visual exhibits of Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments will be located 30 minutes from downtown Nashville.

Some of the featured attractions will include a Bible Land Fly-Through indoor ride, an indoor Exodus Experience featuring the parting of the Red Sea with high-tech standing 25-foot waves and image projection, recording studios for church choirs and a recreation of Noah's Ark, according to Bible Park USA's Web site."

"...some pastors had also expressed theological concerns about how the stories in the Bible would be depicted in a "non-denominational" manner..."

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Published on Thursday, September 18, 2008 in The Christian Post
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