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Description

The Museum was established in 1994 as a home, library, archives and museum exhibit space for all things Corvette.

MISSION
The mission of the National Corvette Museum is the celebration of the Corvette's invention, and the preservation of the legendary automobile's past, present, and future. The Museum will serve as an educational and research model for all to enjoy.

The Museum is to:
•Promote the restoration, preservation, and conservation of America's sports car.
•Be a repository of and preserved printed technical materials and historical information on the Corvette automobile.
•Enhance the knowledge of the general public regarding the design, development, construction, and history of the Corvette automobile.
•Provide information to the general public, collectors, and automobile historians about the Corvette automobile.
•Provide a facility to house and display the Corvette automobile for public exhibition and research in the areas of the automotive sciences and automobile mechanics.
•Provide historical literature and memorabilia on the Corvette automobile from its development to the present day for the general public and collectors.

OVERVIEW
Since 1953 the Corvette has been America's Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette.

Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world kindly and lovingly refer to the NCM as their home ... Their Mecca.

DESCRIPTION
This 115,000 sq. ft. showcase to America's sports car features over 70 Corvettes displayed in periodic settings including a mid-century barbershop, service station and historic race track! See classics in mint condition, one-of-a-kind prototypes that never went into production and modern-day wonders of engineering and design.

Try the educational Driving Simulators, then continue the interaction as you test your skills by fueling up and changing tires at the "Pit Crew Challenge" exhibit. See rare collectibles and memorabilia before sitting behind the wheel of a Corvette and registering to drive one home.

An audio tour enhances the self-guided museum experience and can be downloaded off the Museum's website free of charge or visitors may rent an MP3 player at the Museum for only $5 each.

Enjoy shopping the Corvette Store's wide selection of apparel, collectibles, home and gift items, then dine in the 50's-inspired Corvette Cafe to refuel your engines.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Gateway to all things Corvette located at I-65 exit 28 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Museum is open daily, 8am-5pm Central Time. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-16, kids 5 and under are free, seniors are $8 or we offer family admission for $25 for the household. Parking is free and we offer a special "truck" parking lot.


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