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Watkins Glen International

2790 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
+1 607-535-2486
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Great place to visit

We were in a group of 12 and in a bus, we were driven around the track a number of times in the... read more

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Maryborough, Australia
Ms l

Participated in the drive the glen experience on Sunday. Totally awesome. Best $25.00 I've spent... read more

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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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2790 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
+1 607-535-2486
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in a group of 12 and in a bus, we were driven around the track a number of times in the bus, it was a different perspective but well worth it

Thank 356anthonyo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Participated in the drive the glen experience on Sunday. Totally awesome. Best $25.00 I've spent in a long time. The staff engaging and fantastic. The others who lined up to drive the track with their own cars were incredible. Volvo club of America you all...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four couples was lucky enough to get a chance to drive on the track behind the pace truck. What a truly amazing experience!

Thank Jill L
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

I was at WGI for an AER race and had a fantastic time. The track is as good as it gets and is now my favorite and I've raced on some of the best! The only negative I can say is that they do not...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I was born and raised in Corning NY where most my siblings still are. I have one Sister that lives in ohio and I live in Florida. All 6 of us try to find time to go to "The Glen" every August to watch the...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Great track and excellent facilities to have a drive your own event. Management is friendly and safety is a priority

Thank Peter W
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I went to the race track opening day and everything was going well. The weather was cold and windy on Friday and Sat was warmer but windy. There were lots of cars ready to drive the track. Everything looked great ! Staff was very helpful...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Since it was the winter, I knew the race track was closed, but I wanted to drive up there and just see this famous circuit race track. It was a little hard to find, but I was excited when I spotted it. It was also...More

1  Thank Cadbury2
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

NASCAR's best road racing, Watkins Glen (home of road racing) is situated in New York's Fingerlakes region, wine country. Whether camping or coming for the day, come to this excellent track for great racing,a great time, and much to do in the area.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed January 26, 2017

First visited in 1977 for the US GP, it was a difficult demanding and dangerous circuit that claimed too many in the '60's and '70's. That said its really fun to drive....

Thank Rory K
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Jim M
Another camping question. I've tent camped at Sebring and Road Atlanta, thinking about the IMSA at The Glen for'17. Do I wanna camp the weekend? Or just infield/tailgate Sat and Sun and sleep off-site? Thanks in advance!
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Rory K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a camper, well not since school days. I tend to find the best place available and behave badly once in! The problem with Watkins Glen was always the lack of decent hotel rooms in the area.
Shane W
I am attending the Nascar race on August 7th for the first time. My question is how is traffic to and from the race usually like
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Katelyn S | Reviewed this property |
I've been going for multiple years. You'll want to come early in the morning like 8 or 9 a.m. The traffic getting into the parking lots in the morning is not too crazy, but leaving is a different story. We spent about an... More