Corvette Sinkhole Helps Draw More Visitors to Museum

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It’s been said that if you look hard enough you can find a silver lining in every cloud.

OK, so maybe some of those clouds require a few more looks than others to find that silver lining, but either way, it appears a bit of the good fortune that comes out of bad situations has rubbed off on the National Corvette Museum.

According to a WBKO report, the sinkhole and the Corvettes damaged at the museum have spiked tourism. Debbie Eaton, who heads guest services at the museum, said the facility saw 700 more tourists from February 13th to March 13th this year compared to 2013.

“There have been so many people who have come with the expressed purpose of seeing the sinkhole,” she said. “Well, those people we get to introduce to the Corvette, and the Corvette people we get to introduce to the sinkhole.”

Eaton said even the construction work seems to be drawing people to the museum.

“The work that’s being done in the domes with the cranes and the drilling — they’re finding that very interesting, too, so some of this has been an unexpected tourist attraction,” said Eaton.