We started to venture outside of Nashville and one of the things I wanted to do was head to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. My dream car is a black 1969 Corvette Stingray Convertable, like the one from Rush Hour *drool* So we drove a little over an hour and took in the Corvette Museum, and trust me hubby didn't mind!
The National Corvette Museum – Bowling Green, Kentucky
Before you even get into the museum you walk down a row of Corvettes. We even got to hear one of them being started up! plus as you can see they have a little cafe there as well.
After you buy your tickets you walk into a room that is more like a timeline of Corvettes.
You then start your tour with a video, one started every 15 minutes.
After your video, you start your tour starting with some of the oldest Corvettes.
I love how each period of Corvettes is set up in a little scene, like this town scene.
It was nice to see the stingray represented but they didn't have my exact dream car.
Look at all the vintage Mobile items!
Then we found this door about mid-tour…..
They had a whole section for kids to get hands on! They had a car assembly line
They had a little dining area and cooking station my 3-year-old loved.
Then my older two got to play mechanic.
They could put on and take off tires.
They also changed the air filter.
They even got to go and work under the car.
They even had the Cars movie playing in the kids area
Then we got to see Corvettes from the 60's.
They also had some concept cars to view.
Then my kids put teamwork to the test and lifted a Corvette frame.
Then we got to see a test crash car. This was a great time to explain the importance of seat belts with my kids and what they do in test crashes. My son couldn't grasp the concept of why they would intentionally smash a car.
Then we got to head into the area where the famous sinkhole is!
Then had tape on the floor showing the areas
They showed the cars that were pulled out from the sink hole with the dirt still on them.
Some cars were damaged beyond repair. I imagine this one was on the bottom of the pile.
Of the 43 Corvettes produced in 1983, only 1 has survived….
At the end of the tour, they had a Car Part Art Exhibit.
They had some interesting pieces like the tire dragon.
The hood art.
And the Eiffel Tower made from tires.
At the gift shop, you can buy dirt and rocks from the sinkhole…..
On the way out we saw this rock that came from the sinkhole
You can see some of the nuts and bolts from the cars that are still stuck in it.
The kids had a blast, my husband loved it because it was car related, and I loved seeing the Corvettes even if I didn't get to see my dream car!