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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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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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Having a Blast at Watkins Glen International

We had a blast at Watkins Glen International. We were on our honeymoon and I made sure my honey (who is a race car driver) did a few laps around the track. On the back of our car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Laura M
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Lake Orion, United States
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Lake Orion, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a blast at Watkins Glen International. We were on our honeymoon and I made sure my honey (who is a race car driver) did a few laps around the track. On the back of our car was our "Just Married" sign! Boy did this event offer a lot of photo opportunities! Everyone we know loved looking at all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here for a SCDA driving event. Nice people run this organization, highly recommend them. The track has recently been repaved, and is in top shape. The layout is always thrilling and one of the classics. Fast and challenging. No garage this time, was being used for another event. It was hot, but outside setup OK.Skipped the lunch buffet for a... More 

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love cars and/or car racing this is the place to go. Be aware that many of the days are closed to the public even if cars are on the track.

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robinsville, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband spent the last 2 days racing at the Watkins Glen and is very impressed with the quality of the recently replaced track (the hilly terrain makes it challenging) and the facilities. Much better than everything he has experienced in the Tri-state area until now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in the area I had to drag my family to this place. I wasn't sure we would be able to go in, but luckily when we arrived we were directed to a grandstand where we could watch the pay to drive cars going around the track. It is a great place to view this part of the circuit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a race fan, this is one you have to experience. Great track and easy to navigate. We enjoyed this very much.

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Thank Edward C
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to IMSA races at WGI for a very long time. It is wonderful to watch the improvements to this facility and track over the years. Showers are available, along with flush toilets for campers. This is one of the best American road courses to watch any type of racing on! You will find your own favorite viewing... More 

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Watkins Glen, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cheez It 355 at the Glen has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and we look forward to coming back every year!

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my BMW 135 convertible on the track for 3 laps. 10 laps would have been better but they must know that would be dangerous for your physie. Worth the $25 even if you don't have a great car.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at Watkins Glen International. We were there for the Corvette Corral weekend and the six hour race. The weather was absolutely perfect and we were able to explore quite a bit of the property. The highlight was getting to go in the pit area for a short time and watch the changing of driver, tires,... More 

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