Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT HOURS ARE YOU OPEN?
The NCM is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) 7 days a week – year round. The last admission tickets will be sold at 4:30pm CT. NCM is closed only on Easter, Thanksgiving day, December 24th and 25th, and New Years day.
DOES THE CORVETTE ASSEMBLY PLANT HAVE TOURS?
Yes. Tours are offered every 15 minutes beginning at 8:30am CT, Monday through Friday, with the last tour departing at 1:45pm. It is recommended that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour time. Tours are based on availability and sell out quickly! The cost is $10 per person. Please visit our Plant Tour page for complete tour information, updated schedule, plant closings, etc. and to purchase your tickets.
The National Corvette Museum also offers a variety of in-depth plant tours for those wanting a more personalized and private experience. Visit our Delivery Programs page to learn more on V.I.P. Tours and other special Corvette experiences.
CAN I BRING A CAMERA IN TO THE PLANT AND MUSEUM?
While cameras and video equipment are welcome at the Museum, cameras are NOT allowed at the Plant. Please leave all electronic devices locked in your car during your Plant Tour.
HOW FAR IS THE MUSEUM FROM LOUISVILLE OR NASHVILLE?
The Museum is located approximately 60 miles north of Nashville and 100 miles south of Louisville.
EXACTLY WHERE IS THE MUSEUM LOCATED?
We are located on I-65 at Exit 28. Both the museum and plant are visible from the interstate. When you exit the interstate you will be making a left at the first stoplight to reach the Museum. To reach the plant you make a right at the first stoplight. Address is 350 Corvette Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101.
IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE FOR RVS?
Yes, NCM has plenty of parking for buses, RVs and trucks. Turn into the museum at Gate A (the first entrance) and follow the signs for parking. You will be driving straight past the front entrance to the museum and the truck parking lot will be on the right. To exit, you will continue around the building and depart from Gate D.
Parking at the Museum is free.
IS THERE AN ADMISSION FEE FOR THE MUSEUM AND PLANT?
Admission to the museum is: $10.00 adults, $5.00 children 6-16, FREE for age 5 years or younger, and $8.00 Senior Citizens (62 or older). Any available discounts or coupons are applied to the adult rate.
Plant tours are $10.00 per person. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Visit our page on Plant Tours here for more details.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT?
Bowling Green has a small airport that can accommodate private and smaller commercial jets only. The closest international airport is located in Nashville, approximately 60 miles south of Bowling Green. You may also want to check with the Louisville Airport, it is only approximately 90 minutes from the museum.
ARE THERE ANY RESTAURANTS IN THE MUSEUM?
The museum has the Corvette Café that is open for breakfast Monday through Saturday, 8am until 10:30am CT. Lunch is available 7 days-a-week from 10:30am until 3:30pm CT. The Café menu is available online at www.corvettecafe.org.
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO VISIT THE CORVETTE STORE (GIFT SHOP)?
No. You are welcome to come and visit our 4,000+ square foot Corvette Store and admission is not required to access it.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP RATES?
A Group Rate is available for 10 or more guests: Adults $7, Seniors $6, Children/Students $4. For those groups arriving by bus, we provide two complimentary admissions per bus. Visit our Motorcoach page here. Admission for Corvette Club Groups is $6 per person. For more information on planning your Corvette Club visit, click here. If you have a Student Group, click here for our Teacher page.
DO YOU HAVE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Members of the NCM get in free (except during special events). There is a $2.00 discount upon presentation of an ID card for AAA Members, Military Veterans, GM Employees or College Students. Discount coupons are also available from various sources. Active Military with ID are admitted free.
DO YOU ALLOW PETS IN THE MUSEUM?
Unfortunately we do not allow pets inside the Museum. However, there is a pet care facility near the Museum that can keep your pet safe during your visit. Dogs Day Out, 4800 Sunyside-Gott Road, Bowling Green. www.dogsdayoutky.com. Half day rates are available and reservations can be made by calling 270-781-4421.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SEE AND DO IN THE AREA?
The Bowling Green area has a vast array of special events and activities. Visit the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website at www.visitbgky.com for ideas, or call them at 800-326-7465 to request your free Visitor’s Guide with map. There is also a staffed visitor information kiosk located in the lobby of the Museum that is happy to assist you with recommendations for your visit.
WHAT LODGING IS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA?
The Museum proudly recommends our business member hotels, motels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. Below is a list of those establishments.