National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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During our trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky, we visited the National Corvette Museum.

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

The museum opened in 1994 but has recently had national attention after a 60 foot sink hole at the museum on February 12th damaged eight irreplaceable vehicles on display at the museum.

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The museum begins with a few corvettes and a short film about the history of the Corvette.

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

The cars in the museum are drivable art.

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

They are so beautiful and each have so much detail to appreciate.

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

Zora Arkus-Duntov, who designed the Corvette, is even buried at the museum! The image above is the only Corvette he ever personally owned.

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

The are several areas for kids to enjoy. There was this interactive section where kids could practice working on cars. There was also a fun interactive maze to go through.

 I was really intrigued to see the damaged cars that they pulled out of the sinkhole.  It’s so sad that it happened to these irreplaceable historic treasures.           National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky sinkhole    National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky sinkhole    crushed corvette National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky sinkhole   crushed corvette National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky         There is a window for guest to see where the sinkhole was and the most recent vehicle pulled from the wreckage.    There is also a live webcam where you can see the work being done in that sinkhole area.     crushed Corvette National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky sinkhole   Sinkhole National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky        

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum.  You don’t have to be a huge Corvette fan to appreciate all that this museum has to offer.

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green, Kentucky

Admission to the National Corvette Museum is: $10.00 adults, $5.00 children 6-16, 5 years or younger are FREE, family rate $25.00 and Senior Citizens (65 or older) $8.00.

The museum is open daily from 8am -5pm daily except for major holidays. Check the website for more details and special events.

(Prices were during our visit. Check the website for the most accurate hours and admission prices.)

 

The National Corvette Museum is located at 350 Corvette Dr., Bowling Green, KY.

 

Disclosure: I was given complimentary accommodations and admissions from Visit Bowling Green for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

 

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