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Brainerd International Raceway

Address: 5523 Birchdale Road, Brainerd, MN 55401
Phone Number: 218-824-7220
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Brainerd
Type: Race Car Tracks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Race Car Tracks, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Minneapolis, MN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went here for the Muscle car shootouts. Rained most of the day Saturday, but still great people and fun to be had

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

HEADLINE: An outstanding program run by BIR Performance Driving School at the Brainerd International Raceway. THE PROGRAM One of several courses provided by BIR - the Performance Day program consists of an initial hour long classroom sessions followed by several (six) driving sessions, with each driving sessions consisting of several full laps around the track. Additional class room re-briefs occur... More 

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Wadena, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

BIR property is a great place for a fun weekend at the raceway. There is several small weekend races throughout the summer and have been to almost most of the races. With NHRA Nationals, its a must see if your a die hard racing fan and like to cut loose and party into the night. There is different areas to... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were at BIR to watch my son run his motorcycle at track day. BIR has changed a lot since my days of coming up to Donnybrooke to watch the AMC Javelins kick the snot out of the Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Firebirds etc. It is still clean and well organized. We had a great time.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

First time trip with some NHRA experts, and we will definitely be returning ! Watching this racing on TV does NOT do the sport justice...It was amazing enough watching the local racers and alcohol cars, but hearing and feeling, (yes feeling), the power of those Nitro fueled dragsters & funny cars blast down the track in 3 seconds was unbelievable.... More 

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Lockport, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Second annual August trip for the Nationals. This time, camping. THE ZOO!! Not for the whole family, and not for light sleepers! It is a 24 hour party atmosphere, with no holds barred really. If you understand that, you will have a blast! Porta potties are plenty, but often a bit sketchy. Showers are a nice convenience, but mostly cold,... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great variety of races including Superbike, Snowmobile drags, Nascar, top fuel, and more. The Lucas Oil Nationals are a must see!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Worth the trip. Even if you are not a big race fan. if u do go, you MUST camp in the infield for the full experience. You wont be disappointed. Bring ice, sunscreen, good shoes, earplugs, and lots of liquids.

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The gate fees for any event are always overpriced. After 14+ years of attending the NHRA Nationals in August, I finally said enough! I loved the event and the camping there, but couldn't justiy the expense anymore.

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Hillsboro, New Mexico, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Since the late 80's we have been to BIR for racing. We have attended the annual NHRA race since the 9th Annual and this years was the 31st annual race. Over the years there have been some changes in the facility. Some for the better some not so good. In the last 2 years the progress the track has made... More 

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