In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to Bowling Green, KY. Known as “America’s Sports Car,” visitors can watch an icon in the making. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has one million square feet –equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields, under roof.
About the Tour: Chevrolet Corvette Public Plant Tours typically last one-hour, and are one-mile in length.
Cost: $7 per person
Current GM employees, GM retirees (with ID), and active military personnel (with ID) are permitted to tour the Plant free of charge. Their accompanying guests will be admitted at no charge as well, up to a maximum of 10 guests.
Tour Times: Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 8:30am, 11:30am and 2pm Central Time. It is recommended that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour time.
Please check the Plant’s website for any tour closures or black-out dates at https://www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com.
Reservations: Beginning January, 2016 advanced tour reservations will be required. Book your tour online at: https://www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com/
What to Wear / What NOT to Bring:
For safety reasons, no crutches or walking assists are allowed at the plant. Wheelchairs are available at no charge. All visitors are required to wear closed toe and closed heel shoes (no spike heels or sandals). No cameras, backpacks, purses, fanny packs or other containers may be brought into the plant except by special request (for medical reasons, etc.) Also, all electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, or walkie-talkies are not allowed in the facility. These items must be left in your car. There are no holding facilities onsite for guests’ personal belongings.
Due to safety regulations within the plant, small infants/children in strollers, along with all children under the age of seven will not be allowed to tour the facility. The minimum tour age will increase to 10 beginning January, 2016.