Despite the sinkhole that swallowed multiple Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum being an utter catastrophe, the NCM has taken the process with a grain of salt. Heck, the NCM at one point thought about keeping the gigantic sinkhole as a separate attraction.
And tourists loved it. During the time the sinkhole was exposed last year a record 251,258 visitors came to check out the hole that ate Corvettes for breakfast. Now, more than a year later, the sinkhole and the Skydome are well under way to back to normal, but the museum is planning a new attraction for those who missed out on the bewilderment of the sinkhole.
NCM officials are calling it the “Thunderdome,’ and it will be a unique multimedia experience allowing those interested to experience the sinkhole first hand. Basically, a miniature version of the Skydome is being constructed, where 15 guests at a time will be treated to a simulation of the sinkhole as it swallows eight Corvettes. The experience will take place in a simulated underground cave for the best vantage point of what occurred when the Earth decided to claim of few of America’s sportscars.
Not only does this sound pretty cool, but it will be very informational too. The exhibit will also detail how caves, sinkholes and karst landscapes occur.
Pack your bags and get your geology on, because the NCM is aiming for a fall date to have the attraction up and running.