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K1 Speed Buffalo Grove

301 Hastings Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Type: Amusement
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Owner description: The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and our growth has been continuous ever since.

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Wheeling, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I have been here a couple of times and I can't get enough of it. The racing is always so much fun, defiantly try to go here in big groups, if not make sure to go when it's busy. The more people you can get on the track the better!! It can be a little pricey but sign up for... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I am appeased with K1 Speed. This is a great place with fervent and helpful staff, wicked fast European electric go-karts, and fun described at it's finest. The regirestation system involves using a PC to do so. You simply some personal information, and buy an "annual license" for $6. Pretty straight-forward. But K1 Speed is very expensive (I don't mind... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Extremely long wait. Absolutely no organization because you don't know where you are in line. Also did not honor a coupon they emailed us. Execute was they did not have button for it and could not enter it even though he admitted he got himself...

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Indianapolis, IN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from a soccer tournament - my kids love to go-kart but are often too short to drive gas-powered go-karts. These are electric and younger kids are allowed to drive. There are 2 tracks, a large track for older kids and adults and then a smaller track for younger kids. We bought a package... More

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a team outing here last night and had a great time. The karts are wicked fast and the food was great. It is an awesome experience and if you haven't tried this you should.

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My daughter was invited to a birthday party here for her friend who was turning 12 -- she and everyone had a BLAST! It's hard to find something new during winter birthdays, and this was a real winner!

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Mundelein, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My boyfriend took me here as a surprise and it was a lot of fun. The value was decent, we did the anniversary special, $49 for 2 16 lap races, a license that is valid for a year, and a t-shirt of our choice. The men on the track kind of rambled through all the instructions, which were slightly confusing... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We went as a family of ten to spend time together. The ladies at front desk were very nice about getting all our information and getting us in to race. The price is high- but we thought it was worth it for something different to do. Entering the raceway is a different story. The young men running the place seemed... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I like go-karting, but the sweaty, smelly helmets and overalls are awful so it was a great and welcome surprise to find this place has electric go-karts, no requirement for overalls, clean helmets and helmet liners. These karts are seriously fast and the circuits are well designed. It's great for a any ability group, including mixed, as the marshals can... More

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Huntley, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

K1 was suppose to be a place geared toward family fun yet when we got there we were unable to be on the track racing with our kids. Our kids who have had racing experience were placed with children who had no racing experience and therefore my children could not race to their full potential. The staff was slow in... More

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k1_speedgokarts, Owner at K1 Speed Buffalo Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit and review us. We apologize for not providing you with the experience you desired and adequately answering your questions. We take safety very seriously which is why we do not allow for children to race with adults. We separate junior and adult racing according to height so that racers are better equipped... More

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