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Corvette Factory Tours Being Halted June 16

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Corvette assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Are you thinking about taking a little vacation this summer? Do current events have you a bit anxious about visiting airports or traveling outside of the county? Thinking of a smaller, domestic journey, such as a road trip to an all-American destination like the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky—perhaps inspired by our own Aaron Widmar’s review of the site?

Well, sadly, you’ve picked a bad time to visit. While the museum itself will remain open, the tour of the actual Corvette factory will be closed on June 16th until further notice, in order to make way for production of the 2018 model.

The museum’s official Twitter account posted this message yesterday:

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The statement reads, in full:

Tours at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant will be closed starting June 16, 2017 due to the 2018 model year change over. We do not have additional details about when tours will resume, but the National Corvette Museum will remain open to the public and continue regular operations. When more information is made available by the Corvette Assembly Plant, it will be posted to our website and shared on our social media.

So yeah, you can still see the museum, and you remain free to take advantage of all the other things that the charming Southern city of Bowling Green has to offer, like Beech Bend amusement park and the Historic Railpark and Train Museum. But if you want to see actual Corvettes being made, it seems you are regrettably out of luck.

So you’d better go before June, or be prepared to wait a while for the factory tour to reopen.

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