Looking for a fun day trip or weekend getaway this summer? If you’re a fan of cars, good news — we’re pretty close to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This passion project was built in 1994 after a decade of planning. The founders chose Bowling Green as its location due to it being the home of the world’s only Corvette plant.
The National Corvette Museum itself is dedicated to preserving the history of the one and only Chevy Corvette. It was founded by Corvette enthusiasts, particularly Corvette Restorer Terry McManmon, who had the idea to unite all information and literature on the history of the Corvette into one non-profit library. His dream eventually solidified into a massive building featuring everything from unique custom models to informative presentations and activities.
The National Corvette Museum is the trip of a lifetime for every Corvette enthusiast. There’s also a gift shop and cafe on site, an online monthly calendar for upcoming events, and plenty of informative exhibits to explore. The museum is open every day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except for holidays, an offers free parking. Admission is free for kids under 6, $5 for children 6-16, $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors. Active-duty military personnel get in free.
Don’t want to drive to Bowling Greene? You can check out some Corvettes right here at Hirlinger Chevrolet.