Corvette Museum plans to completely fill in sinkhole

KSN-TV

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (AP) – A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

The museum’s board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee.

Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a section of the gaping hole.

Mindful of the hole’s popularity, museum officials in late June were leaning toward keeping part of the hole open and putting a crumpled sports car back in it to memorialize what happened when cars toppled like toys amid rocks, concrete and dirt when the sinkhole opened up in the museum’s Skydome.

The option of keeping part of the hole open lost favor because of added costs…

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