Kentucky Rumbler

I visited Beech Bend and Kentucky Rumbler just a few months after a huge sinkhole opened up in the Skydome exhibit area of the National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight prized sports cars.  This area of south-central Kentucky sits in a large karst region full of many underground caverns which occasionally cause sinkholes to form.  Surprisingly, in the summer of 2014, the museum's attendance was up 66% as people flocked to see the amazing hole that ate the Corvettes.  There was talk about keeping some of the hole open for visitors to view, but it was later determined to be prohibitively expensive to shore up the hole to ensure visitors' safety.  Three of the Corvettes will be repaired, but the other five will be displayed in their crushed conditions to commemorate the sinkhole event.

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