Plant Tours

Please note: Plant tours begin at the GM Corvette Assembly Plant.

In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, 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. Tours leave from the Bowling Green Assembly Plant located at 600 Corvette Drive.  Please see section on what to wear/what not to bring below for further restrictions.

Cost:
$10 per person (adults)
$5 students age 10-16 (Children under age of 10 are not permitted)
$16 combo ticket (adults) includes both the Plant and Museum*
$10 combo ticket (students) includes both the Plant and Museum* (no children under age 10 permitted)

*Tickets must be used in the same day.

Tour Times: 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. Guests who are late for scheduled tour time will be rescheduled for next available tour time and may not be on same day if that day is completely booked.  Tours are based on availability and sell out quickly!

Please check tour times and note that certain times are not available due to assembly line breaks.  This is a working factory and tours can be canceled at any time with no notice.  If tours are canceled, you will be able to reschedule or receive a refund.

Reservations:  Advanced tour reservations are currently required. Book your tour online here. Online purchases are not available within 24 hours of tour time.

V.I.P. Tours

V.I.P. tours last 3-5 hours and include the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and the National Corvette Museum. Tours of the Assembly Plant follow the same route that public tours also follow, however our groups are much smaller, and you are able to spend longer at each stop with our knowledgeable guides if you wish. You will not be following any certain car during the tour of the plant. The V.I.P. Tour also includes a behind the scenes look at the Museum delivery and prep area where all of the delivery cars are detailed and inspected.

V.I.P. Tour Cost: Up to four people for the initial cost of $200. Additional persons $50 each. Each group is limited to seven people.

V.I.P. Tour Start Time: VIP tours are offered Monday-Friday and start at 9:00 AM (CT). Your tour will begin at the Museum. You will receive an email confirming your tour date once it has been approved.

Advanced Notice: At least a week advanced notice is required. Tour availability is limited.

Learn more about V.I.P. Tours here

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 ten (10) will not be allowed to tour the facility.

Refunds: Refunds are not issued except when tours are canceled by the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and you are not able to reschedule for another date.

Blackout Dates

December 23 – 31, 2016
January 2 -6, 2017
 
January 16, 2017
April 14, 2017
April 17, 2017
May – December 2017 dates TBA

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Group Tours / School Groups

To make reservations for groups of 20 or more, contact Debbie Eaton debbie@corvettemuseum.org or by calling 270-467-8808.

Students must be at least 10 years old.

There must be one adult for every 10 students taking the tour. The Minor Liability Release must be completed for each student visiting and brought with you the day of your plant tour. Download the waiver: Minor Liability Release

Please note: Plant group tours MUST be booked at least two weeks in advance!

Adult Rate: $10 Per Person
Student Rate: $5 Per Person (ages 10-16)

*SPECIAL DISCLAIMER* GM has decided to invest $439 million into Bowling Green Assembly for a brand new paint shop and other facility upgrades! During this exciting time, construction may affect roads and parking areas. Please incorporate a few extra minutes into your travel schedule in case such circumstances arise, and be certain to pay special attention to signs. Enjoy your visit!