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.