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Watkins Glen International

2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY
607.535.2486
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Race Car Tracks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Watkins Glen International is home to GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series as well as the U.S. Vintage... more » Owner description: Watkins Glen International is home to GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series as well as the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. « less
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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you enjoy wine and cider then you NEED to visit the Finger Lakes for their Wine Festival held here. It's an endless trail of wine vendors where you can enjoy tasting after tasting. There is music, food, wine, beer, cider and more wine.. did I mention wine.. more wine and more.... Amazing for the Wine O ! Not a... More

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USA
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every year in July they have the fingerlakes wine festival. It's a great location. The festival is a lot of fun. They do pace car runs for $20 which is cool.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was there for the Sahlens 6 hours at Watkins Glen Race, and it was great. I have never been to the Finger Lakes area of NY and there are some beautiful views around the raceway. It was a great race day, and the grounds were kept well.

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Orlando, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Watkins Glen International is a road course used by Nascar, Tudor, and other series for racing. On race weekends, you can camp in the infield or sit in the grandstands and watch the races. When there are no official races, you can watch sports car clubs race or practice. When no one is using the track, you can take your... More

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Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Came here for SAHLENS 6HRS! fantastic! Great place to watch a race. Brought outside snacks & Camelback for water! Nice people. Will be back :)

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been to Watkin's Glen several times for driving events. The track is truly epic--challenging to drive and dripping with history. It also happens to be located in a beautiful part of the country. If you like to drive your car on a track (Drivers Education with clubs like PCA or BMW) or are a racing fan attending an event--The... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Love having this track an hour away, no bad seats, free parking and great racing. Much better than Pocono.

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Glendive, Montana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Took daughter and son-in-law to Watkins Glen to see the area and went up to the race track. There was a racing club race happening but there would be time to take 3 laps around the track. This is done twice a day. Pay one amount per vehicle and sign a release. Follow pace truck around the road course. After... More

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband took part in a track event and brought me along. I spent an enjoyable day wondering around the track. It is a clean facility with plenty of places to watch the track and great views of the surrounding countryside too. We had a private meal that was healthy, delicious and inexpensive.

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NYC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you love Fast cars the track is not to be missed. Bring food from the outside, there really isn’t any place for good healthy food

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