USA TODAY readers and the public have voted the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green as the best attraction in Kentucky.
Nominees were chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. Other nominees included Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum, Mammoth Cave National Park, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Kentucky Horse Park and Newport Aquarium.
“We’re excited to have topped the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award list and very much appreciate all the Corvette fans and enthusiasts from all over the country who voted for us,” said Katie Ellison, Marketing and Communications Manager. “We continue to add exhibits and activities in hopes of attracting new and repeat visitors to the Museum. Our rides in vintage Corvettes, Corvette Cave-In sinkhole exhibit, Corvettes to drive at our track (the NCM Motorsports Park) and high speed go-karting all add an interactive element to your visit to the Museum. For the third year in a row our attendance has increased, and that’s a testament that these new attractions are being well received.”
In January of this year, the Museum debuted a new racing simulator, putting guests behind the wheel of a real Corvette to pilot around a virtual racetrack. The simulator is located in the Museum’s lobby and sessions are available for visitors of all ages for only $10.
The Museum is located at I-65 exit 28 in Bowling Green and is open daily, 8am-5pm CT. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for kids age 5-12, and free for children age 4 and under. More information to help plan a visit is available at corvettemuseum.org.