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America’s Sports Car… an exciting legend produced only in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Museum features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. Test your knowledge at interactive trivia kiosks, and don’t miss the chance to try a Corvette on for size in our lobby where we have a 2015 Stingray waiting for you. Displays continually rotate so no two visits are the same. Round out your visit with a souvenir from the Corvette Store, grab a bite to eat in the Corvette Cafe, and race over to the NCM Motorsports Park to spectate or take a lap!

 PLAN A VISIT

What’s Happening

Events

Oct
23
Mon
MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky 2017 Tour 3
Oct 23 @ 5:15 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm

2017 MiM KY 1 Lap (3) –

 October 23 – 28, 2017

THIS LAP IS SOLD OUT! 

2017 will usher in the 8th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations will join to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by a Kentucky State Trooper, now using a marked red Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana.  This year we head to Eastern KY where we will learn about coal mining, country music and visit some of our beautiful KY State Parks. Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 3 consecutive weeks in October.

  • Tour 1 – Oct. 9 Through Oct. 14
  • Tour 2 – Oct. 16 Through Oct. 21
  • Tour 3 – Oct. 23 Through Oct. 28

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1000 / alternate driver $500
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1,050 / alternate driver $550

 Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Becky at 270-467-8836

On-line registration closes at 8:00am central time on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

All cancellations will be charged a $5 processing fee per person

No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

 

2017 MiM –  KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD
 
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM Blvd.
 
5:00pm NCM Close
 
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Pizza Party

  •  Driver meeting
  • NCM Nostalgia area
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not included in registration
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
 
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
 
8:00am – 9:00am Depart NCM for NCM Motorsports Park

Participants drive their own car in a lead-follow format for over 4 laps on the 3.2-mile road course above highway speeds. Speed to be determined by pilot car.

  •  Touring laps on the Motorsports Park Track
  • Convertibles allowed and no helmets needed
 
9:00am – 11:00am Drive to KSP Trooper Island

 

11:00am – 2:00pm Arrive Kentucky State Police Trooper Island

The adventure begins when the barge is loaded at the mainland and heads toward Trooper Island. Join Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Director, TFC Jonathan Biven (and our tour guide for the week) and get the 1st class tour of Trooper Island.

  •  5970 State Park Rd, Burkesville, KY 42717
  • Trooper Island Tour & Lunch included in registration
 
Change to Eastern Time Zone
 
3:00pm – 5:00pm (EST) Drive to Cumberland Falls State Park
 
5:00pm Arrive Cumberland Falls State Park Resort

The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge, one of the most beautiful state park lodges. The rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities including interior corridors. Relax on the beautiful, large observation deck overlooking the Cumberland River winding through the hillside.

 
 6:30pm Buffet Dinner at Riverview Lodge Restaurant

Enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Cumberland River as it winds through the hillside while dining

  •  Located in Lodge
  • Dinner included in registration
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH   
 
Breakfast Buffet in Riverview Lodge Restaurant

  •  Breakfast included in registration
 
9:00am – 9:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
9:30am Depart Cumberland Falls State Park Resort

 

 
10:15am – 2:00pm Arrive Big South Fork Scenic Railway

Ride the Kentucky & Tennessee Railway on a three hour, 14-mile round-trip into the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The trip is full of spectacular scenic vistas, lush vegetation, and mountains as it descends 600 feet into the gorge before stopping at the Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp, a National Park Service outdoor interpretive site.

  •  100 Henderson St.  Stearns, KY 42647
  • Train departs at 11:00am from station
  • Box Lunch provided. Meal packed in a souvenir insulated lunch bag and includes Sub Sandwich, Apple Sauce, Nemo’s Chocolate Bunt Cake and Drink. Picnic tables available upon arrival at Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp
  • Admission and lunch included in registration
 
2:15pm – 2:30pm Depart Big South Fork Railway / Arrive Barthell Mining Camp

Dating back to 1902, Barthell was the first of 18 mining camps belonging to the Stearns Coal and Lumber Co. “With love and hard-work, they have reconstructed the Barthell Coal Mining Camp from old photographs along with oral and written history.”

  •  552 Barthell Rd, Stearns, KY 42647
  • Guided tour – guides will take you 300 feet inside the mine
  • Tour included in registration
 
4:30pm – 6:00pm Depart Barthel Mining Camp / Arrive Harland Sanders Café and Museum

The Harland Sanders Café is a historic restaurant located in Corbin, KY.

Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, operated the restaurant from 1940-1956. Sanders also developed the famous KFC secret recipe at the cafe during the 1940’s. Sanders sold the café in 1956 and began selling franchises for KFC.

  • 688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY 40701
  • Order at counter
  • Meal on your own

 

 
7:00 pm – 7:30pm Depart / Arrive at Cumberland Falls State Park Resort

  •  7351 Hwy 90 Corbin, KY 40701
  • Lodging included in registration
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
Breakfast Buffet in Riverview Lodge Restaurant

  •  Check out of Lodge
  • Breakfast included in registration
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
 
8:30am Depart Cumberland State Falls Resort

  •  3 hr. drive to next destination – pit stop will be made available
 
12:00pm – 12:45pm Arrive for Lunch at Angie’s Cast Iron Grill

The finest in local flavor and great home-cooking! This family owned and operated restaurant features the best in southern dining. Overlooking the Paintsville Golf Course adds to the spectacular view.

  •  3000 Country Club Rd. Paintsville, KY
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Lunch included in registration
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm Webb General Store / Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Holler

Take a step back in time at Webb’s Grocery. The general store is over 100 years old and is currently owned by Loretta Lynn’s brother, Herman Webb. The store was portrayed in the movies “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “Let It Be War”, and “Fifth Hollar”.

 Butcher Holler, Home of Loretta Lynn

Butcher Holler is home of the world’s most famous coal miner’s daughter, Loretta Lynn. Her birthplace and family home is nestled between two fog shrouded mountains up a ‘holler’ in Van Lear, KY. Loretta, her sisters Patsy and Crystal Gayle, sang songs with attitude and pride. They brought their brand of country music to an admiring public, and gained fame and fortune for themselves and new respect for coal miners everywhere.

  • Jump on shuttle bus to Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Holler (2 mi ride)
  • Small group guided tours / will divide group up

 

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum

Country music fans will be intrigued by country music star memorabilia and displays dedicated to the country music entertainers who were born or lived near U.S. Route 23 in eastern KY. Exhibits include Johnson County’s own Chris Stapleton, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Hylo Brown and many more artists

  •  120 Staves Branch Rd. Paintsville, KY
  • Self-guided tour
  • Admission included in registration

 

 
4:45pm Arrive and Check In – Ramada Paintsville

  •  624 James S, Trimble Blvd Paintsville, KY 41240
  • Ramada Paintsville
  • Registration included in registration

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH  
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:15am – 8:30am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:45am Depart Ramada Paintsville
 
9:00am – 11:00am Arrive Mountain Home Place

The Mountain Home Place is an 1850’s working farm. Buildings include a double-pen cabin, one-room school, church, blacksmith shop, and barn. While touring the grounds, you will see many farm animals. Interpreters in authentic period costumes perform daily chores on the farm – sharing information relating to the area during this critical time in America’s history.

  •  745 KY Route 2275 Staffordsville, KY 41256
  • Admission included in registration

 

 
11:00am Depart Mountain Home Place
 
12:30pm Arrive Natural Bridge State Park Resort

No park better embodies Kentucky’s unspoiled wilderness than Natural Bridge, located in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern KY. It has taken nature millions of years to form the natural sandstone arch from which Natural Bridge was named.

  •  2135 Natural Bridge Rd Slade, KY 40376
 
12:30am – 1:30pm Lunch at Sandstone Arches Restaurant

As with all our KY State Parks, delight in the mountainside beauty of Hemlock Lodge and Sandstone Arches Restaurant. You will find this park a kaleidoscope of spectacular natural beauty with each passing season.

  •  Buffet lunch
  • Lunch included in registration
 
1:30pm – 3:00pm Ride the Natural Bridge Sky lift

For a more relaxing climb to natural bridge, enjoy a ride on the skylight. The ascent begins one-half mile from the park entrance and ends within 600 feet of Natural Bridge.

  •  Sky lift included in registration

 

 
3:15pm – 4:30pm Depart / Arrive Ramada Paintsville

  • 624 James S, Trimble Blvd Paintsville, KY 41240
  • Lodging included in registration

 

 
6:00pm Farewell Dinner in Ramada East Room

  •  Buffet dinner
  • Dinner included in Registration

 

 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 1 Lap 2017

THIS LAP IS SOLD OUT! 

 

 

Nov
2
Thu
Vets ‘n Vettes presented by Mobil 1 @ National Corvette Museum
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day

Vets ‘n Vettes 

Sponsored by ExxonMobil

Honoring Those Who Fought for Our Freedom

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                                                      November 2-4, 2017                                                                      

In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes. Thursday kicks off with a full day at the NCM Motorsports Park. Invites will be going out to all our local Veterans in hopes they come to the MSP and catch a ride in a Corvette with another fellow Veteran. Complimentary lunch served to all! With a Meet n’ Greet, road tours, and participation in the Bowling Green Veterans’ Day Parade with lunch afterwards at the local VFW, the event offers veterans, servicemen and women and those who want to support them, a comfortable place to meet and share stories and experiences.

General registration for Vets ‘n Vettes is only $20

Online registration closes at 8:00am central time on Tuesday, October 24. There are no refunds for activities after online registration closes. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hard card credential, lanyard, and event pin.

Agenda subject to change – please check back periodically
Thank you!

Agenda

Click Here To Register

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Registration Open
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
7:30am NCM Opens
 
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in Clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
 
8:15am – 8:30am Opening Ceremonies – NCM Flagpole
 
8:45am Caravan to NCM Motorsports Park

·         Stage Front Circle

 
9:00am – 3:00pm Day at NCM Motorsports Park
Enjoy the day at the Motorsports Park with touring laps and karting. Lunch provided at the MSP

  • Offer your corvette to give local Veterans a ride around the track
  • Driver meeting 9:30am – mandatory
  • Unlimited track time
  • Onsite sales for karting experience
  • EVENT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO DRIVE YOUR CAR ON THE TRACK
 
11:30am – 1:00pm BBQ Lunch Served

·         Free for event registrants and Veterans

·         Buffet open 11:30am – 1pm

·         Pre-Registration is Required

·         Lunch in MSP Garages

 

 
1:00pm Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Program

·         Program Speaker – Don Butler / American Legion Post 23

·         All Vietnam Veterans will receive a commemorative lapel pin

·         Motorsports Park

 
1:00pm – 3:15pm Shuttle from NCM Motorsports Park to Bowling Green’s Greenwood Mall and back

Ladies looking for something extra to do while the men are spending time at the MSP? Jump on our shuttle and go shopping for a few hours.

  • Pick up / Drop off in front of Holley Building at MSP
  • Pre-registration required
  • No-charge

 

5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes
 
5:15pm Banquet Cash Bar
 
6:00pm – 8:00pm Meet n’ Greet Banquet

Back by popular demand – we are bringing our Meet ‘n Greet back to the NCM!

·         Pre-registration is Required

·         $20 Per Person

  • Pasta Dinner
  • NCM Conference Center
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
 
8:00am NCM Opens.
 
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
 
8:30am – 4:45pm LT1: Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum along with Women’s Museum of the Civil War

Full, full day of touring, eating and sipping! First stop at Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum. Americas largest and most complete Museums devoted to the Western Theater of the American Civil War. The Museums buildings are adjacent to the Old Bardstown Village, a collection of ten original 18th & 19th century log structures that for a Colonial period settlement along Bardstown Museum Row. Lunch followed by touring at Barton’s 1792 Distillery.

·         Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museums

·         Pre-Registration Required

·          $25 Members / $28 Non-Members

·         Buffet Lunch at Rickhouse Restaurant

·         Barton 1792 Bourbon Distillery tour

·         Drive your own Corvette

·         Approximately 190 miles round trip

 

 
11:30am – 2:00pm LT2: Federal Grove Restaurant

Want a shorter touring day? At Federal Grove, we invite you to “Taste the Kentucky South”. That simply means the finest old fashioned, southern style food, served in an elegantly country setting.

·         475 East Main Street, Auburn, KY 42206

·         Pre-Registration required

·         Lunch – 2 meats / 3 sides / rolls / beverage / dessert

·         Registration fee:

·         Guided Road Tour

·         Drive your own Corvette

·         $18 Members / $23 Non-Members

 

5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes
 
5:00pm – 10:00pm VFW Bingo

·         Play Bingo every Friday night at the VFW Post 1298 from 5-10pm. Call 270-535-5236 for more information.

·         Location: 1965 KY-185, VFW Post 1298, KY

 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 9:00am Registration open in Clubroom
 
8:15am – 8:30am Event Group Photo

  • On NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo’s available for purchase after parade
  • NCM Blvd
 
8:30am – 8:45am Driver Meeting

  • NCM Front Circle
 
8:45am Depart NCM Front Circle to Bowling Green Veterans Day Parade
 
9:00am – 10:00am Arrive at Parade Staging area and prep cars
 
10:00am Parade Begins

·         Candy throwing is allowed

·         No revving of motors while on parade route

·         Return to NCM at end of parade

 
11:45am – 1:00pm LT3: VFW Annual Fish Fry
VFW will also be hosting their 6th annual fish fry Saturday, Nov 4 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Open to all! All proceeds go to the KY Wounded Hero’s program.

  • Advance Registration required
  • $10 registration fee
  • Stage front circle after parade – caravan to VFW from NCM
  • Leave on your own
 
1:30pm – 3:30pm Free Guided Road Tour – GTO Heaven

** Private Collection **

Enjoy a short ride to Phil Wheeler’s GTO Heaven. See Phil’s private collection of Classic Cars and Motorcycles along with various memorabilia of different signage, models, etc. A must-see for all!

·         Guided Road Tour

·         Stage NCM Front Circle

 
5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes

Click here to register

 

Jan
24
Wed
MiM Daytona Rolex 24 presented by Michelin @ Daytona International Speedway
Jan 24 @ 12:00 am – Jan 29 @ 12:00 am

2018 MiM Daytona Rolex 24

 January 24 – Jan 29, 2018

Museum in Motion Tours bring Corvette enthusiasts together to enjoy driving their Corvettes and visiting new, unique, interesting and exciting venues. The Museum events season kicks off with a tour originating in Daytona Beach and ending with the Daytona Rolex 24. The first race of the 2018 WeatherTech season is a must for race fans as well as for the serious competitors.

Tour participants will visit unique Florida attractions before settling in for 3 days of immersion in Corvette Racing at Daytona as part of the Corvette Corral.

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS and/or family band radios highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen @ 270-467-8804 or Bryce @ 270-

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Open 8am-5pm CT, 7 Days a Week. The last admission tickets are sold at 4:30pm

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

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Admission

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Youth (5-12), Under 5 Free, Active Military Free.

Various discounts and coupons available. Group rates offered for 15 or more people.

Corvette Plant Tour

The Corvette Plant is located just across the street. Tours have been suspended until late 2018 or early 2019. For more information on the Corvette Plant Tours click here.

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