National Corvette Museum, KY

National Corvette Museum, KY

In case you’re wondering why a Corvette museum is located in Bowling Green, KY, of all places, it’s because there is only one General Motors plant that manufactures Corvettes and it is located in — you guessed it — Bowling Green.

As we pulled into the museum and drove to the parking area, we couldn’t help but notice the eight or so signs that warned “SAFETY FIRST — NO BURNOUTS.”  It was a Corvette owners’ drive-in weekend, and there were plenty of Corvettes outside the museum to gawk at.

Inside, there were a wide variety of Corvettes to see; the entrance hall was lined with them.

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My favorite was the first model ever made, a 1953 Corvette.

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but I also liked the 1963 model:

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In the Skydome, the round exhibit hall under which a sinkhole opened a few years ago, we saw the 1 millionth Corvette ever made:

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We also saw the Corvette that was an Indy concept car.

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There was also a good deal of information about the evolution of how the car was made and so on. I breezed through most of it because, as with the Historic Rail Park, it just didn’t hold a lot of interest for me. But for folks who love sportscars? Definitely a must-see attraction. You can even order yourself a Corvette and have it delivered to the museum:

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The National Corvette Museum is located at 350 Corvette Dr, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Telephone  800-53-VETTE (538-3883) or 270-781-7973.  Open Open 8:00 am-5:00pm daily.

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