Wednesday, May 13th 2015. | Advanced Technology, Auto & Motor, Car

You’ve got to admire the National Corvette Museum’s attitude in the face of adversity. When a sinkhole 40 feet across and 30 feet deep abruptly opened up inside the museum in February of 2014, swallowing eight cars and causing structural damage to the building, no time was wasted in going into the cavern after the cars. All eight Corvettes were eventually extricated from the mess, and there are plans to repair at least two of them while displaying the ones squashed beyond recognition as new additions to Corvette history.

Now that the damage to the museum’s iconic Skydome has been repaired and the hole filled, the next phase of recovery sees the museum turning the sinkhole itself into a part of the attraction. Come fall 2015, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, would like to welcome you to “Thunderdome.”

That’s the name that museum representatives have coined for the interactive exhibit that will simulate the sinkhole collapse. Up to 15 visitors at a time can enter a Universal Studios-style simulator in the museum’s basement that replicates the experience of being in a cave beneath the museum’s floor as the earth falls in. The rumbling, noisy display will explain the anatomy of the museum cave-in, as well as offering some geologic lessons about the caves and sinkholes dotting the southwestern Kentucky landscape.

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National Corvette Museum Plans To Open ‘Thunderdome’ To Attract Visitors originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 06:00 EST.

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