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Watkins Glen International

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Address: 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-535-2486
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Driving
Description: Watkins Glen International welcomes guests on a nearly a daily basis April...
Watkins Glen International welcomes guests on a nearly a daily basis April through October to Drive The Glen and experience the Fans R1st Viewing Area. Patrons may take their personal vehicle for three-paced laps around the storied road course for $25 and/or watch the cars on track from the Argetsinger grandstand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive The Glen is available for purchase ($25) at The Shop (located in the village at 2 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891) or at the Main Entrance of Watkins Glen International (Gate 2). In addition, The Glen hosts International Motor Sports Association (TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche GT3 USA) in June, NASCAR (Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series, K&N Pro Series) in August and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association for some of the premiere racing events in the country. From racing to tasting, WGI is host to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese in July. It is the largest collection of New York State-produced wines in the Northeast. Finally, the spectator season concludes with the Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Finger Lakes Beer Trail in October.
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This venue was fantastic. I found the infield shopping area to be one of the best on the circuit. Pit area allows you to get up and personal with the cars, pit crew, and pit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lindsay, Ontario
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Lindsay, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This venue was fantastic. I found the infield shopping area to be one of the best on the circuit. Pit area allows you to get up and personal with the cars, pit crew, and pit boxes. They allow you to get answers to those nagging questions. Highly recommend this venue. The Glen also appreciates ideas that will enhance the experience.

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West Chester, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome being a part of the 'Drive the Glen' experience. Well worth the 25 dollar price. Made the trip from Ohio in our Mustang just for this after hearing about it from friends.

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Skaneateles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The festival is a two day wine tasting extravaganza with at least 100 wineries to taste. It takes the two days to adequately work ones way through the tents and displays. Buying your favorite wine and drinking it that night at the track campsite is a highlight. The fireworks on Friday night were a nice touch. Tent and RV camping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Going to Watkin's Glen was a father's day present for my grandfather. We drove ~2 hours west of where we lived to get to the track. The whole drive there as well as more than half the race was through moderate-to-heavy rain. It definitely made for some tricking and exciting racing. Upon arriving, we found the main entrance and showed... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My first visit to this place for the 4 day meeting. $75 for the 4 days was very reasonable. Two great days of racing in the sun and two days of rain when we had to go into Watkin's Glen to keep dry in one of the pubs there !! It was great to wander about the various grandstands and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The lay out and length of the course ensures that you will be on the edge of your seat and there is so much history on this place we have been there in all kinds of weather and its always captivating....... if you love racing its a must go.

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Been going here since the very first event which, I believe; was won by Tim Richmond. There have been major improvements since then to the track and infield. It has really become a BIG TIME racing facility with many new seating areas and a host of fan-friendly things to do and see. Better camping facilities always make it more enjoyable... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time, but for no cost, that's free, we were able to go up into the grandstand and view the north end of the track. The BMW club had rented it and amateurs were flying around the track in all sorts of Beemers, and a few other makes. If we hadn't been on a time... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Scenery is beautiful. We also purchased some New York state wine, which we're looking forward to trying soon.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I attended the Watkins Glen International for the Six Hour Sahlen's event June 26-28, 2015. It was an incredible blood pumping and exciting experience. Watching racing events on TV does not justify the action in person. Despite the rain making it difficult for drivers to race, many people still braved the weather to see their best teams compete. The staff... More 

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Additional Information about Watkins Glen International

Address: 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-535-2486
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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