Go back in time and see a portrait of the people and buildings along the side roads that interstates bypassed in “The Lost Highway” exhibit at the National Corvette Museum. The exhibit, on display now through March as part of the museum’s Route 66 exhibit, features miniature, quality-scale environments by world-renowned artist David Rose.
Rose’s pieces feature 13 creative and intricate replicas of abandoned filling stations, motels, cafés, and other samples of largely forgotten roadside entrepreneurs that were once busy serving customers and housing guests.
“When interstates were built, they bypassed small businesses, and these replicas hopefully bring back a time we will all remember,” says Rose. “There is so much that we are losing track of. I try and create a portrait of the people who made a living by the side of the road and tell the story of the end of an era.”
The National Corvette Museum is open seven days a week, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and is located in Bowling Green at Exit 28 on I-65. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $4.50 children, and $20 family rate.
And don’t miss out on the museum’s “Dollar Days” throughout February. Kentucky residents can tour the museum for $1 per person (just present your driver’s license). For more information, contact the National Corvette Museum at (800) 53-VETTE or go online to www.corvettemuseum.com.
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