National Corvette Museum – Bowling Green KY

RATING: ♦♦♦♦

Ok, this place is great for viewing the long life of America’s Sports Car, but what really drew our interest was a new exhibit that had just opened the previous month. This exhibit tells the story of a 30 foot sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes inside the building during the night of February 12, 2014. Security footage caught the entire disaster on video. The exhibit tells why the sinkhole happened, what cars were affected, how they were recovered, and how the building was fixed.

All eight of the damaged Corvettes are on display. Two of them were restored by General Motors, and the other six are displayed just as they looked after being rescued from the sinkhole. This exhibit was especially compelling since we had just experienced Mammoth Cave, only 20 miles to the north. Caves, springs, and sinkholes are common in this region of Kentucky.

The Sinkhole Experience

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