published Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Corvette museum likely to keep part of sinkhole


Cars lie in a sinkhole that opened up at the Skydome showroom in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., in this Feb. 12, 2014, photo. The board of the museum in Kentucky voted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to preserve a large section of the sinkhole that opened beneath the museum in February.
Cars lie in a sinkhole that opened up at the Skydome showroom in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., in this Feb. 12, 2014, photo. The board of the museum in Kentucky voted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to preserve a large section of the sinkhole that opened beneath the museum in February.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum has become such an attraction that officials want to preserve it — and may even put one or two of the cars back inside the hole.

The board of the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, voted Wednesday to preserve a large section of the sinkhole that opened up beneath the museum in February.

The damaged cars toppled like toys amid rocks, concrete and dirt. The cars carry a total value believed to exceed $1 million. The extent of damage varies widely.

Museum officials say attendance is up nearly 60 percent from March to the start of this week.

The museum is located close to where Corvettes are made.

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