Plan a Visit
Since 1953 the Corvette has been America’s Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette. The Museum opened in 1994 and is a 115,000 square foot facility located on a 55 acre campus. Bowling Green, Kentucky is home to the world’s only General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant.
The National Corvette Museum is conveniently located off Interstate 65 in South Central Kentucky. Less than one hour north of Nashville, TN and less than two hours south of Louisville, KY, the Museum is a quick and easy stopover if traveling by car, or a quick drive from the airport of your choice. We are located in the Central Time Zone.
When planning your trip, most visitors allow 1-2 hours for their visit to the Museum. Of course, if you are a Corvette or classic car buff, you may want to allow more than that!
Pets are NOT allowed in the Museum. This includes in strollers, carriers and purses. We do, however, welcome all service animals, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide assistance or emotional support but are not individually trained do not meet the definition of service animal under the ADA. These animals are not permitted inside our buildings. Additional details are on our FAQ page.
Museum: 350 Corvette Drive
Plant: 600 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
I-65 Exit 28
Open 8am-5pm CT, Seven Days a Week
The last admission tickets are sold at 4:30pm CT.
Holidays Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
PLEASE NOTE: October 12-13, 2018 (Friday/Saturday) the Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest has rented the entire grounds of the National Corvette Museum. Guests wishing to tour the Museum those days MUST have a ticket to this event, which will be available on-site, or can be purchased in advance online. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences. Posted 7.13.2018
$10 Adults (13-61)
$8 Seniors (62 +)
$5 Youth (5-12)
Under Age 5 Free
NCM Members Free
Active Military Free
Discounted rates offered for registered groups of 15 or more people.
Group Tour Visit Information
Teacher/Field Trip Information
Corvette Club Visit Information
Guests of all ages can get behind the wheel of a C6 Corvette and pilot it around a virtual racetrack with our Corvette Simulator! Sessions are $10 each, and passengers are welcome. The simulator is located in the lobby, on Corvette Boulevard, within the Museum. *Note: Guests must be able to reach gas and brake pedal from the seat to participate.
Guided tours are offered weekdays, Monday-Friday, three times a day (10am, 12pm, & 2pm). Guided Tours are available to general admission guests at no additional charge and are limited to maximum of 25, first come, first serve.
Join us March through October for a ride in your choice of Museum Corvette! Offered Monday-Saturday beginning at 9am CT and ending at 3pm March through October. $20/ride for a 3-mile loop (10-15 minutes). Current choices of Corvettes include 1966 Rally Red Convertible 327, 1979 Corvette Red Coupe or 2003 50th Anniversary Convertible. Reserve your ride at our Admissions counter upon arrival.
*Times and Corvettes may vary based on weather and availability
Corvette Plant Tour Information:
The Corvette Plant is located just across the street from the Museum at 600 Corvette Drive. Simply turn LEFT out of our parking lot onto Corvette Drive. Continue STRAIGHT through the stoplight at Spur Road and follow the signs to the tour parking area. Visit our Plant Tour information page for more helpful information.
Drive a Corvette and Go-Karts*:
Want to get behind the wheel of a Corvette, Camaro or Go-Kart? The NCM Motorsports Park, located one mile from the Museum at 505 Grimes Road, offers a number of activities to put you in the drivers’ seat on the racetrack! Walk ups can be accommodated for many of our lap programs but calling ahead is encouraged at 270-777-4509.
- Go-Karts: $20 /arrive and drive offered March – November.
- Touring Laps: $50 for four laps with a pace car in your own vehicle.
- Hot Laps: $125 for two laps at high speeds riding passenger in a Corvette with a professional driver.
- Corvette Touring: $199 for four laps with a pace car in your choice of our Stingray Corvettes.
- Corvette Experience: $599 for two hours of classroom and on-track instruction by a professional driver in one of our Stingray Corvettes. Lunch and Museum guided V.I.P. tour is provided.
- High Performance Drivers Introduction: $225 for a “101” on track program introducing new drivers to the hobby of recreational performance driving in your own vehicle.
*Rates are subject to change at the track’s discretion.
Call us at 800-538-3883 or 270-781-7973
For a list of staff with emails and direct phone numbers click here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Still have questions? Click here to check out a list of our FAQ.
Planning a trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky? The Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on their website, and you can request a FREE Visitor’s Guide here.