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Watkins Glen International

2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY
607.535.2486
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Ranked #6 of 19 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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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

For $25 you can drive your own vehicle on the track, following a pace car. Not super fast, but definitely a fun experience!

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beautiful track in a spectacular setting. My favourite NASCAR race, and the closing laps are always exciting. Grandstands are very new and comfortable and well located to see the action. Lots of clean washrooms. An excellent place to take in racing, they really care about the fan experience. Lots of free parking. Since Finger Lakes are so scenic, it's a... More

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Rochester, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have raced there and often had friends say they went and couldn't see anything but fences. Well WGI fixed that when they added the free access to the Argetsinger Grandstands. Available many days. You get t see the exit of Turn 1 and the run up the esses. You can also spend $25 and drive your own car around... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful views of central NY if you have the right seats (took me 3 times to discover them - in the 1st turn, pay for the higher rows). Repairs made under the red flags took forever. We left early to explore more parts of the region. Good racetrack to go to once in your life.

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was mine & my 7 1/2 yr olds 3rd year going & we love it! Great being able to see the races right from our camper!! Awesome time!

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We got there around noon on a monday and were permitted access to thebandstands to watch cars racing. no fees whatsoever. a great experience

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Randolph, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Driving on the track is AWEOME! My kids loved it. Highly recommend! We sent at 10:30am and there was already a truck ahead of us. We watched some cars practicing on the track which was exciting before we got to drive on it. Driving on the track is so exciting. Recommend this attraction even if you are not a race... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We attend the NASCAR race in August each year as our family vacation. This track is clean, and kid friendly. can't wait to plan 2015!

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Sherman Oaks
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Let me preface that statement by saying that although I have been to every Cup track on the circuit since 2000 I haven't been to all of the camping areas unless they are actually in the infield. I've heard the outside camping at Bristol is fantastic and Michigan's camping outside is getting to be as well known for its partying... More

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East Granby, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Day two into a three day track visit. The area is just spectacular. I'll admit that the weather has been chamber of commerce perfect, but the beauty of the area is much more than just a sunny day, and the track sits in the middle of it. It's difficult to describe the size of the track. Suffice it to say... More

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