Sinkhole causes spike in Corvette Museum visits - WKRN News 2

Sinkhole causes spike in Corvette Museum visits

Posted: Updated: April 10, 2014 05:35 PM
Eight classic Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole in Feb. Eight classic Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole in Feb.
The last of the cars were removed from the sinkhole Wednesday, April 10, 2014. The last of the cars were removed from the sinkhole Wednesday, April 10, 2014.
Since the sinkhole opened, the museum has seen an increase number of visitors. Since the sinkhole opened, the museum has seen an increase number of visitors.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -

A meeting next Tuesday will determine what will happen to the giant sinkhole causing a spike in tourism at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The sinkhole opened overnight on February 12, swallowing eight classic Corvettes, some of them were one of a kind.

Wednesday, the last Corvette was removed from the hole by a crane.

Officials with the museum, insurance company representatives, engineers and contractors will meet to discuss the future of the room where the cars were housed.

"They're just going to talk about all the different options with this room, the cost involved and just what the next steps are," said museum spokesperson Katie Frassinelli. "We haven't ruled out any possibilities at this point."

Since the sinkhole opened, a record number of visitors have toured the museum.

Visits increased by 56% in March compared with the same period last year.

Hits on the museum's Web site soared from 162,000 visits in 2013 to 1.1 million after the sinkhole.

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