Kentucky businessman pitches plan for $81M amusement park for Indiana

Kentucky man wants to bring $81M amusement park with aquarium & dinosaur museum to southern Indiana

A Kentucky businessman who wants to build an amusement park
Rare, scallopped hammerhead sharks will be exhibiting at Newport Aquarium soon. This photo is provided by the aquarium.

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) – A Kentucky businessman who wants to build an amusement park featuring an aquarium, a water park and a dinosaur museum in southern Indiana has briefed local officials on his proposal.

More than 100 people filled the Harrison County Government Center on Tuesday to hear Louisville, Kentucky-area businessman Ed Dana outline the amusement park proposed for an as-yet undisclosed location.

Dana plans to ask county officials for an incentive package to give a boost to his proposed for a 200,000-square foot, four-section amusement park

He says the $81 million attraction would create “thousands of jobs,” generate economic impact money from visitors and rebrand Harrison County as a “tourist destination.”

The Courier-Journal reports Dana initially made a similar pitch in February in adjacent Louisville, but officials there declared the project unfeasible.


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