I received tickets to the Corvette Museum in exchange for my honest opinion.
A few weeks ago I decided to surprise Brian with a trip to one of his favorite places: The Corvette Museum! Brian is a huge fan of cars! He owns a fabulous 2010 Camaro and to own a Corvette would be a dream come true for him. Bowling Green, Kentucky is the only place in the world where Corvettes are produced. The museum is home to the largest and most historic collection of Corvettes in the world.
Before even entering the museum, Brian insisted on walking along the sidewalk and reading every single name etched into the concrete, signifying all the different Corvette clubs and Corvette lovers from around the country.
The first car that greeted us was this lovely spinning Corvette. This is one of the few corvettes what was made with a split back window. It’s beautiful, but difficult to see out the back window, which made it less than practical.
From there we enter the lobby area and Brian’s jaw hit the floor as he realized that there was a hot rod show going on and that he would get to check out all of those cars in addition to the actual displays in the Museum. We spent an hour checking out those cars before we stepped foot into the museum. Brian’s Favorite was this brand new Yenko Camaro with 800 horse power. He explained to me that Yenko is famous brand because of how fast are.
Next we got our tickets and made our way into the National Corvette Museum. Our first stop was a video about the history of the Corvette.
Next we entered this display of some of the first Corvettes ever made. I really loved the color of this yellow one!
Brian told me all about Zora Arkus-Duntov, the inventor or the Corvette.
Everywhere we looked we found fun and interactive displays. One thing that makes this museum special is that you aren’t just looking at a bunch of cars, you are actually a part of the story. We got to see the evolution of the Corvette as it changed over the years as well as concept cars that were never produced! I loved this red concept car.
We also learned about famous race cars, unique color options, and how the Corvette is produced.
In 2014, a Sinkhole opened up under the Museum’s sky dome and swallowed 8 of the Museum’s Corvettes. Even though the sinkhole has been filled in, the disaster has a special place in the Museum’s history. All cars where removed from the sink hole, but some are beyond compare. So they are displayed just as they are, in the place they sat before the sink hole. I have to admit that seeing the sink hole outline on the ground was a little unnerving!
These cars look like little hot wheels left out in mud!
The skydome itself is beautiful and I loved seeing several pace cars from the Indy 500. Every car in the Sky dome was special for a different reason. It’s amazing to see so many special cars in one place.
To end our trip. We jumped into this Corvette for a photo opp! Upon climbing into the car I learned that Corvettes were not designed for pregnant woman! I needed Brian’s help to climb out! It wasn’t my finest moment, but it gave us both a laugh!
Date night, or day in this case, is always fun, but the special thing about this trip was seeing Brian smiling from ear to ear as he spent the day surrounded by his favorite things: amazing cars. We always have fun together but I loved making this day a little bit special for Brian. So often, we end up doing what I want to do, or we end up just going out to dinner. But we both loved adventure so visiting new places such as the National Corvette Museum is so much fun for us.
Have you ever been to National Corvette Museum? Which display from above interests you the most?