National Corvette Museum
See the "Great 8" exhibit now through August 3. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Museum today at http://goo.gl/lHlZvc.
The Bowling Green and Corvette communities were shocked by the sinkhole that opened under the Skydome on February 12, 2014, but the Museum remains open and has been deemed completely safe for visitors. The Skydome will be closed during reconstruction with plans to reopen the iconic showcase room in time for the Museum's 20th Anniversary Celebration Aug. 28-30, 2014. Read more about the surreal incident here.
An update from the experts on the sinkhole situation:
“Concerning the safety of the facility at the National Corvette Museum, it is important to understand that the Skydome is an independent structure that is isolated from the remainder of the facility with a building expansion joint. The collapse of the slab-on-grade within the Skydome has not compromised the structures of the remaining facility.” – Kevin Krantz, Structural Engineer, K&S Engineering, PLLC
“Having spent 40 years living and working in the Bowling Green area, sinkholes and our Karst geology are a fact of life for our Firm and our community. Our Firm is monitoring the facility daily... we have seen no indication of additional collapses therefore, we believe that the National Corvette Museum is safe and encourage the public to continue visiting.” – Dennis D. Smith, PE, PLS, M.ASCE and Matt Rogers, PE, M.ASCE, DDS Engineering, PLLC
“In Bowling Green, Kentucky, we are highly knowledgeable about sinkholes and caves, as we have studied them for many decades through pioneering work done at WKU and from others. This area of the country is an iconic example of a landscape where sinkholes occur. Living, visiting, or vacationing in an area like Bowling Green, KY is as safe as anywhere else in the country.“
– Dr. Jason Polk, Assistant Professor of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University.
This home for America’s Sports Car features over 70 Corvettes showcased in periodic settings! See mint classics, prototypes, rare finds and racing champs. Families will enjoy the KidZone with plenty of hands-on activities for kids while teens and adults can try out the educational driving simulators – offering free demos at 10am, 1pm and 3:30pm. Have a photo op in a Corvette, browse souvenirs in the Corvette Store, grab a bite in the Café and register to win your own ‘Vette!
An audio tour enhances the self-guided museum experience and can be downloaded off the Museum's website here free of charge or visitors may rent an MP3 player at the Museum for only $5 each.
A tribute to America’s Sports Car, the museum offers several unique meeting spaces:
Banquet seating for 500, theatre seating for 675, featuring 12’x24’ portable stage with lighting, prep kitchen, bar area, outdoor covered display space, two overhead doors, exceptional sound system, two projectors with screens, podium
165 seats, can add folding chairs to accommodate 200, featuring a 12’d x 39’w stage, 16’h x 28’w projection screen, podium, surround sound system and HD projection system with Blu Ray player
Board table seats 24, total room capacity 48, with private restroom and kitchen areas
Board table seats 18, total room capacity 35, with bar and sink area, white board, widescreen tv with DVD player, drop down projection screen
Available after 5pm with banquet seating for 200, also features many electrical outlets for trade show booths
Holds 10,000, plenty of parking, a 84’w x 40’ d covered stage, electricity
Other available spaces include The Corvette Cafe with seating for 80, a KidZone and outdoor parking areas perfect for cruise-ins. View available photos at http://picasaweb.google.com/corvettemuseum.
Hours: Open 8am-5pm, 7-days a week year-round except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.Address:
350 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
p. 270-781-7973 or 800-53-VETTE (83883)
Features & Amenities
- Group Discount
- Gift Shop
- Capacity: 0-50 Attendees
- Capacity: 50-100 Attendees
- Capacity: 100-250 Attendees
- Capacity: 250-500 Attendees
- Capacity: 500+ Attendees
- Venue Type: Unique Venues
- Venue Type: Performance Venues
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National Corvette Museum Virtual Tours
- National Corvette Museum Nostalgia Area
- National Corvette Museum Skydome
- National Corvette Museum Skydome 2
- National Corvette Museum