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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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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First off the vintage racing was excellent. Lots of former race cars and some very talented drivers put on a real good show for the fans. SVRA is probably the best at fender to fender racing for fun(no prizes paid) that you can find. The negative is the Watkins Glen ticket prices. $65 for three four days of racing is... More

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Syracuse, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First time at Watkins Glen International and it was a lot of fun. I loved seeing everything from the racing Mustangs & Porches to the S2 race cars to the fun racing Volkswagen Buses.

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Nepean
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14 reviews 14 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The hospitality of staff and volunteers at WGI are excellent every year and we always look forward to participating in the Vintage racing in September. The entire town of Watkins Glen makes it a memorable time!

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Greene, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great historic race track. Every thought by track workers is aimed at a great experience for the customer. Lots of great venues and track viewing places. Fairly reasonable prices.

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Flemington, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you love or own a vintage sports car of ANY kind - this is the place to be on the first weekend after Labor Day. Great road rallies - including 2 runs on the old track through town. After driving through the checkered flag on the main street - the block the entire street off for the afternoon for... More

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Seneca Falls, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved Nascar - - - but so many other race events as well. This weekend we are going to the Vintage Race. It starts with a re-enactment of the first races downtown Watkins Glen. It takes place on the original road course within city limits. The downtown celebration is a lot of fun. You get to see the action up... More

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Chester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been here several times over the years and liked the track. This year we were in the area so we went to the Nascar race. We were impressed at the stand up grades. Last time we were there the stands were wood and old. Nice job! Very clean and staff was friendly.

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New Jersey
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169 reviews 169 reviews
65 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Since I have an SUV, I was a little hesitant to drive the track. If my boyfriend was here, I would have done it in his small car. Visited the track on Saturday to see some car clubs do practice runs. It's amazing how fast they go around the turns and listen to the engines roar. By the entrance to... More

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Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great track although people communicate poorly. Call and be specific to when you want to go as they do not tell you everything. We called to be sure they would be opened on a specific day. only to drive 5 hours and learn the track is rented out for the day. A five hours drive for nothing. However, we did... More

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great time driving our car on the Watkins Glen road course. They allow three laps with a break to take photos. Had no idea the elevation changes on this course. Watching it on tv did not reveal how uphill the esses really are and gives you a greater respect for how fast those corners are taken by professional... More

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