For $5, today’s side deal gets you admission for one to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green (up to a $10 value).
- Learn about one of America’s best-known sports cars from the historical experts
- Exhibits educate on the Corvette’s invention, its past, present, and future
- More than 80 Corvettes from the ’50s through today, as well as concept models, are housed in the 115,000-square-foot museum
- Thousands of Corvette-related photos, movies, advertisements, scale-models, and rare memorabilia
- Historical one-millionth-made Corvette
- Exciting upcoming exhibits through August 2011 including a Camaro exhibit and muscle-car exhibit
- Stay up to date with the museum’s newest arrivals
- Superb way to learn about the love affair with America’s sports car that dates back to the early ’50s
- Get a sneak peek with a virtual tour before visiting
- The most comprehensive museum dedicated to a single automotive nameplate: the Chevrolet Corvette. – Michelle Krebs, New York Times
- …Well worth a visit if you have an interest in America's only true sports car. A couple of hours of total immersion in the brand, lots of interesting variations, show specials and might have beens, plus some history and the shop. – howardwarwick, TripAdvisor
National Corvette Museum
The first Chevrolet Corvette was built in 1953, and though it has received numerous style updates since, its distinctive profile is instantly recognizable whenever it streaks by on the highway. The National Corvette Museum celebrates the history of this consummate American sports car, housing more than 70 specimens from each era of production. Upon entry, guests gravitate to the showroom's massive glass case, inside which a unique model spins on a turntable. Visitors can also sit in a current-era Corvette, leaning back for pictures and and purchasing chances to win one.
As they peruse the exhibits, enthusiasts will recognize one-of-a-kind concept vehicles and special editions, such as the 1983 Corvette, the only one in existience. Interactive exhibits abound, including the educational driving simulators used for teen driver seminars, and the pit crew challenge where you can electronically fuel up and change tires on a Corvette race car. The museum's location even plays a role in the Corvette story; across the street sits the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant, the only place in the world the iconic sports car is manufactured.