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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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Great racetrack and fun time

This was my first time at this racetrack. I was not disappointed! We had a wonderful time, even though we had rain most of the weekend. We had a large group traveling together... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first time at this racetrack. I was not disappointed! We had a wonderful time, even though we had rain most of the weekend. We had a large group traveling together - 13 cars in all - and we all had a great time. I am anxious to go again, especially if Mother Nature will give me some... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of events. Many places around the track to view the races. The location is beautiful and near other attraction.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were at WGI for a weekend HPDE event and the track is simply amazing. Incredible to drive past grandstand after grandstand at one of the fastest tracks in the country. The professional track staff were super friendly and approachable and put on a wonderful event for us. During the visit several guest members took advantage of the tourist track... More 

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We saw the signs throughout town and decided to stop by. Very interesting, film gives you an idea about the start of motor racing. Wish the movie was longer.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited Watkins Glen International in September of 2013 - and we had an absolute blast! Although we had come to the Finger Lakes to tour wineries, we decided to visit WGI and drive the track. My husband drove first; they then stop everyone for just a few minutes, giving an opportunity for each vehicle to change drivers. Then I... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You can take your own car around this road track. You can buy a ticket at the downtown souvenir shop. Was only $25.00, then between 1200-1230 you can take a 3-lap drive around the track. I've done it and loved it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been coming to Watkins Glen or "WGI" for about five years. I do track days, TTs and HPDEs. I usually spend three or four days on the track, arrive early and leave the next day. Sometimes the hosting Org. will have a nice lunch you can eat in the press/hospitality building. Covered garages are fairly limited. Mainly it... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited Watkins Glen International because my husband absolutely loves NASCAR. He was thrilled to think that he could actually drive this road course track. For $25 you are able to take your own car for a 3-lap drive on the track. We were told that we should not exceed 55 mph......yeah, sure! Needless to say, speeds were much higher. We... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have always been a long time NASCAR fan since I was a young Kid but oddly did not ever attend a race Til August 2012 at Watkins Glen and I have been hooked ever since and have done a few races down south as well since. My review of this attraction will contain facts and tips from what I... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We attended the NASCAR Sprint Cup race of 2014. We've been to several over the years. We like the Pit Terrace seating option for the view of pit action and proximity to everything. These seats are along the pit road straightaway approaching turn #1. The seats all have backs and there is ample leg room even for my 6' 4"... More 

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Additional Information about Watkins Glen International

Address: 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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