National Corvette Museum


The National Corvette Museum is the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit museum dedicated to a single automobile. The 68,000-square-foot museum, topped by an unusual, illuminated 11-story spire, houses one of the original 300 Corvettes built in 1953 and the 1-millionth Corvette, which was built in Bowling Green in 1992. Some 25 concept cars show how engineers' imaginations made America's dream car a reality. In addition to life-size nostalgic exhibits, there's a recreation of the St. Louis, Missouri, assembly line, where the Corvette was produced from 1953 to 81. Other displays show how Corvettes are designed, modeled, and engineered.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Other
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:Because the 1983 model Corvette had so many quality problems, production was halted after only 43 were built. By the time the problems were fixed, it was so late in the model year that the car was brought out as a 1984 model. The 1983s were never sold to the public, and the only one known to exist is on display in the National Corvette Museum.
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