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Brainerd International Raceway

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Address: 5523 Birchdale Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
Phone Number: 218-824-7220
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fun fun fun until we tried to exit!

Had an amazing time at the NHRA drags, helpful event staff and volunteers. Too bad trying to leave Sunday was over an hour just sitting in the car watching staff and volunteers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
paulimib
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing time at the NHRA drags, helpful event staff and volunteers. Too bad trying to leave Sunday was over an hour just sitting in the car watching staff and volunteers leave through their own gate. I would suggest that they stay to direct traffic until the people that paid to be there are on the move.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Could do a lot more improvements to make the place more appealing. Granted the national races were there but most of the garbage I seen were overflowing and all the garbage under the grandstand were just blowing around. There were very few picnic tables around the food vendors and the bathrooms could use some improvement.

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Thank 81tylerh
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just spent the last 5 days here. We camped in the "zoo". It was a zoo. The staff did their best with all the rain Brainerd had incurred. The races were amazing and world records were broken. I would suggest to spend the extra and bring a wheeler with you to get around when on the grounds. They offer... More 

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Thank Wanda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lots of fun at NHRA Nationals. Didn't camp, but there was lots of parking to come and go for the day.

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Thank Stephanie M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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268 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

BIR Super Bike Races scheduled for Friday trails. We were a party of four who thought we would come out to watch the qualifying trials for the races Saturday and Sunday. It was pretty lonely as we were the ONLY spectators watching . We went to four different stations and spent about 2-1/2 hrs watching the bikers who were amazing.... More 

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DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Had a good time watching friends and family racing their cars. Good family fun. The only problem is the food and drink situation. They need to have more options. It was a hot night, a lot of people were looking for some liquid and something to eat - had to walk under the tunnel to the small bar with limited... More 

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Thank NativeDC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This track is overall fun to go to. There are some weekends where it seems there is just too much going on and the staff have no idea what they're doing. This past weekend, we entered (and left) the track 4 separate times with no one at the gate checking wristbands like they should be doing. Then, when I finally... More 

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Thank Megan B
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

BIR is a great place to spend the weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of the muscle car shootouts!

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Thank Joan A
Brainerd, Minnesota
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

It's a fun place to visit,especially during the Nationals in August. They have racing about every weekend during the summer, they draw a large crowd ,

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Becker, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I attended the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals for the second time last weekend. I am not an avid racing fan, so maybe did not understand everything I was watching. However, there were many different classes of car and motorcycles that were fun to watch. My favorite was watching the pro nitro cars. The facilities are fine and equipped to handle... More 

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