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Published: 4/4/2023

Photo Gallery: Inside the National Corvette Museum

Author: THE BLOCK

Photos: LUCAS PRIAMO

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To Corvette fans, Bowling Green, Kentucky, is one of the most magical places on earth. The city of just over 72,000 in the central part of the Bluegrass State has been home to the Corvette assembly plant* since 1981. More than 1.1 million models of America's Sports Car have been produced in that time.

 

 

It's fitting then that just a quarter-mile away lies the National Corvette Museum.

 

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, features significant Corvettes from every generation.

 

The museum, or NCM as it is known, opened in September 1994. The 115,000 square-foot building showcases more than 80 Corvettes from each of the car's eight distinct generations since its introduction in 1953.

Among the highlights inside are a detailed history of the car's creation by Harley Earl and the the contributions by the "Father of the Corvette," Zora Arkus-Duntov, displays dedicated to historic events and important relationships (such as that with Mobil 1), a Corvette Racing showcase, milestone cars, and the exclusive Corvette Hall of Fame.

A significant portion of the museum is even dedicated to the infamous sinkhole which swallowed up several cars on February 12, 2014, in the famed Skydome portion of the museum.

A variety of events also take place at the NCM each year and collections are often rotated. In addition, multiple on-track experiences are available at the nearby NCM Motorsports Park.

 

The NCM is a must-visit for Corvette enthusiasts.

 

The National Corvette Museum is a must-see for GM and Chevrolet fans, automotive enthusiasts and general history buffs. Nothing can replace the experience of being in Bowlling Green, but if you can't make it to Kentucky, below we've put together an extensive photo gallery from inside the museum.

Hopefully it will encourage you to plan your own trip.

Also, be sure to keep watching The BLOCK for more on Corvette and Chevrolet Performance.

*Corvette is assembled of globally sourced parts.

 

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