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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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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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Awsome race for a first timer

This was my first Live Nascar race. It was awesome. Noisy but fun. had decent seats. The food there was not all that great. They need to have better food and more selection. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was my first Live Nascar race. It was awesome. Noisy but fun. had decent seats. The food there was not all that great. They need to have better food and more selection. The selection was poor. Food needs to be like fair food with bigger selection. Too much walking around in the crowd looking for better food.

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Burdett, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you like noise and race cars this is for you. As a local we avoid the place at all costs. The history is interesting but this is a very environmentally destructive sport.

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Glassboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went to The Glen as a stop on the way to a car show in Webster, NY. Myself and a number of other cars participating did some warm laps on the track. What a thrill. To know that you have driven on the same track as some of the greatest legends in the sport. Highly recommended. Note!!! Do NOT pass... More 

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Norwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited the track the day after the race since the crowds had left. The attendant allowed us to drive within the area, not on the race track, so we were able to appreciate the track and its surroundings. Lots of stands, camp areas for those who love racing. It was fun.

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Have not been here in 13 years and what a change in the facilities and atmosphere. Gone are the masses of tents and their overly intoxicated inhabitants, they may be there but not all over the facility. They staff was very helpful and accommodating, quality of food was good and pricing was what one would expect at any NASCAR event.... More 

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huntington station, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Vintage race! Terrific time! We were at Watkins Glen to watch the historic racing! Joined friends there who came from all over the US and Europe to race!

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Wallingford, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Awesome weekend!!, handicapp parking close to stands. Food choices were limited, could use more verity. Staff was very helpful.

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Middletown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We go to 6-10 races a year and The Glen is one of the best. Weather is always comfortable at night camping and walking around to different track locations is cool. Lots of good food vendors, bathrooms and showers clean. Overall great experience!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Pending repaving will upset the schedule for the rest of the summer/fall, but it will be great once it's open again. When in-field parking is allowed, there are lots of great viewing locations (not just the grandstands).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The first thing you'll notice when you sit in the Stands between turn 1 and turn 2 are the elevation changes. The next thing you notice is how fast the cars are going through those turns. There are events at this historic track almost every day, so your sure to see race cars any day you go. You can even... More 

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