The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is making some big moves. Considered one of the most popular automotive museums in the world, it recently announced plans to grow in 2021 with a new addition.
This National Corvette Museum expansion will include extra space for both offices and exhibits, which means you can see even more Corvette history than before. According to the museum’s executive director, Wendell Strode, architectural plans should be available sometime in 2019.
In addition to this expansion, the museum will also be purchasing 205 more acres from the areas surrounding it, helping expand the NCM Motorsports Park Complex. This will allow the Motorsports Park to grow to 425 acres total. Amongst these acres, the museum plans on building a 30,000-square-foot building — among other facilities — that will become condos or “autominiums,” as Strode called them.
There’s no doubt that the National Corvette Museum has come back with determination since one of its exhibits was swallowed by a sinkhole back in 2014. Attendance and financial numbers for 2017 has shown a 228,744-person increase in museum attendance. This is the third consecutive year it has experienced an uptick in visits, allowing the museum to total $17 million in revenue for the year.
We can’t wait to see what the National Corvette Museum has in store. If you’re interested in seeing some of the newest Corvette models, stop by Wright Chevrolet Buick GMC or give us a call to schedule a test drive.