Visitors to The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, can learn a lot about the classic American sports car. These days, they can also get a lesson in making lemonade from life’s lemons.
When a sinkhole opened up under an exhibit area in the wee hours of February 12, eight of the museum’s prized cars were swallowed up. The museum closed for one day before reopening and transforming the sinkhole recovery operation into another—and very popular—exhibit. A viewing window at a safe distance provides a peek at the site, and webcams allow the curious to view progress live on the Internet.
The damaged cars will be on display through August before some of them are sent off for restoration. The museum is across the street from the only GM factory that manufactures Corvettes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 16. (800) 538-3883. —Paul Zieke Westways [...]