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 Bowling Green Corvette Plant

Bowling Green Corvette Plant
600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42102-9006
Map Location Latitude: 37.0088788 Longitude: -86.3737523
Email Address: support@bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com
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Description
Watch the fascinating assembly process of America's favorite sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette, in a one mile walking tour. Observe as robots weld the steel structure and our dedicated workforce adds parts in Trim and Chassis. See an engineering marvel as the chassis and body come together in "marriage." Witness the birth of new Corvettes at First Start and the thrilling drive off the end of the line. We are a handicapped accessible facility.
Hours
Tour cost is $7.00 per person age 7 to adult. Children under 7 are not
permitted. Current GM employees, GM retirees (with ID), and active military personnel (with ID) are permitted to tour free of charge. Their accompanying guests will be admitted at no charge as well, up to a maximum of 10 guests.

Tours sponsored, organized and supervised by schools within area school districts are welcome, beginning with children in third grade. Such school tours involving children in grades three through eight will be admitted free of charge. Of course, whether a tour fee is charged or not, all tourists must comply with the plant's dress code and restrictions on personal property (i.e., cameras, purses, electronic devices, etc.).

To schedule a free tour in advance please contact the tour office at
support@bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com. To ensure a reservation we highly recommend booking your tours online through our online booking system. There will also be a kiosk available to process credit cards for walk in customers. Private tours and Public Tours must be booked at least 9 days in advance. If you wish to take a tour before the time you are allowed to pre-register, walk-ins are allowed. Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the desired tour time. Checks are not accepted for tours!

Days and Times
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Public Tours are available three times a day, Monday through Thursday, at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. CDT. Please arrive early. Tours will start promptly at their scheduled time or before, depending on large crowds. We will accommodate all guests. Tours are taken out in groups of 20-25 people, so if you are one of the last groups to go out you may have an extended wait time. Wait times can be up to 1 to 2 hours during our peak season. You will view a brief safety video and listen to an introduction about the plant before you take the tour. You will then embark on a casual one hour, one mile walking tour of the assembly area. Due to employee breaks and production issues, the assembly line may not always be running.

The plant will be open for self-guided tours only on September 4, 2009, but the plant will not be in production.

How to Get Tour Information
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Keep up to date on the status of plant tours by checking back with this site. Internal business matters can cause cancellation of tours, so it's best to call ahead. If your schedule is already booked you will be notified of cancellations.

What to Wear/ What NOT to Bring
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Closed toe shoes (NO sandals) are a requirement for all visitors. No cameras, backpacks, purses, fanny packs or other containers may be brought into the plant except by special request (for medical reasons, etc.) Also, all electronic devices such as cell phones, camera phones, PDAs, or walkie-talkies are not allowed in the facility. These items must be left in your car. There are no holding facilities on site for guests' personal belongings.

Age Restrictions
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Due to safety regulations within the plant, small infants/children in strollers, along with all children under the age of seven will not be allowed to tour our facility.

Plant Shutdowns
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Tours are closed on most major holidays and during the first weeks in July. Tours may also be cancelled during pre-production of future models or due to unexpected business matters.

Directions
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We are just off I-65 at exit 28. Turn right at the first light onto Corvette Drive and follow the plant signs to the tour entrance.
We are located approximately 60 miles north of Nashville and 110 miles south of Louisville.

Location
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600 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101

About our Tours
Watch the fascinating assembly process of America's favorite sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette, on a one mile walking tour. Witness an engineering marvel as the chassis and body come together in "marriage" and brand new Corvettes roll off the assembly line.
Tour cost is $7 per person. With ID, current GM employees, GM retirees and active military personnel are permitted to tour free of charge. Accompanying guests will be admitted at no charge as well, up to a maximum of 10 guests. Remember to bring your ID.
Tours sponsored, organized and supervised by schools are welcome, beginning with children in third grade. Such school tours involving children in grades three through eight will be admitted free of charge. All tourists must comply with the plant's dress code and restrictions on personal property (i.e., cell phones, cameras, purses, etc.).
To ensure a reservation we highly recommend booking your tours online through our online booking system. There will also be a kiosk available to process credit cards for walk-in customers. If you weren't able to make a reservation in time, walk-ins are allowed based on availability. Please arrive 45-60 minutes in advance of the desired tour time to get one of the available openings. Checks are not accepted for tours! We are a handicapped accessible facility.
Tour groups are formed in the order upon which tourists arrive, whether pre-paying or walking-in.