National Corvette Museum Purchases Over 200 Acres of Land for Future Expansion
The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is currently one of the country’s most popular automotive destinations. Even after a sinkhole swallowed several of its Corvettes a few years back, the museum has only manged to grow larger and more popular.
The National Corvette Museum just took a step toward even more expansion, as it recently purchased 208.323 acres of surrounding land.
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The museum officially purchased the land, which sits adjacent to its NCM Motorsports Park, on January 23. The museum has had to option to purchase the property since January of 2010. With this newly-acquired plot of land, the NCM Motorsports Park’s total area will increase to 430 acres.
However, the National Corvette Museum says that it’s not ready to initiate any rapid expansion just yet. As such, the museum will continue to allow farming on the property until an official plan is announced.
The NCM Motorsports Park itself is a recent addition to the National Corvette Museum. In 2017, the museum added go-karts to the on-site track at the Motorsports park. This year, it hopes to open a drive-through Christmas light display on the park’s west track.
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Additionally, the National Corvette Museum is in the process of building a nearby business park. Said park will reportedly take up 10.591 acres of land. Commercial spaces within the business park range from 8,000 square feet to up to 18,000 square feet.
“Bowling Green is currently the fastest growing city in Kentucky and our goal at the Museum and Motorsports Park is to continue to enhance our offerings for both locals and visitors,” says Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the National Corvette Museum.
As the National Corvette Museum opens up new activities and exhibits, it will only further solidify its status as one of the nation’s top automotive attractions.
News Source: GM Authority