Hit The Road To Corvette Assembly Plant
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You may not walk away with a freebie from the assembly line from this tour, but it may inspire you to take a road trip: The National Corvette Museum and Bowling Green Assembly Plant is a trip back into the heady days of mid-2008 before it became the country's business to worry about GM's health.
The 'Vette Museum just added a new cafe and "Pit Crew Challenge" interactive exhibit to let visitors pretend to be readying a Corvette mid-race, but at the plant you can see robots work on the chassis of cars that will soon be driving off the belt and into the sunset. There are 7 miles of conveyor belts to see on which engines are installed, primer and paint applied and the wheels ultimately attached.
The plant offers guided tours weekdays at 9, 11:30 and 1:15 for ages 7 and up at just $5 a head. Sadly, the economic slowdown means the plant will be closed two weeks in May, 3 in June and 2 this July, so make sure to register to take the tour on their website. (Here's a good list of all the downtime weeks.)
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