Corvette Museum Decides To Fill In Popular Sinkhole Attraction

A sinkhole that swallowed eight classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in February has become an unexpected hit, drawing in tourists who seem to be as into the gaping pit as they are interested in vintage automobiles. Alas, gawkers must gawk their last soon, as the museum has finally decided to fill in the hole.

The entire hill will be filled in after the museum’s board of directors voted over the weekend, despite a surge in attendance at the Kentucky establishment, reports the Associated Press.

Officials had been toying with the idea of keeping the sinkhole open, complete with a smashed up sports car inside as a sort of memorial for the cars that fell in that day. Attendance shot up 66% and the money was pouring in. Heck there’s even a live webcam of the hole.

But keeping it open would cost quite a pretty penny in order to keep the attraction safe, so the board changed course.

“We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit of what it was like, but after receiving more detailed pricing, the cost outweighs the benefit,” said museum Executive Director Wendell Strode. “It just wasn’t practical to do it.”

Visitors will be able to see the hole through a Plexiglas wall when repairs started in November, but that area will be sealed off otherwise. Guess they’ll have to find another hole to fill the hole left by that hole. Or something.

Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole [Associated Press]

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