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Watkins Glen International

2790 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
+1 607-535-2486
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Top Notch Facility for NASCAR Road Racing

This was my first visit to a road course. It was my first visit to a NASCAR race on a road course... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JDog584
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Waterbury, Connecticut
Great Race Track to Visit

Beautiful race track, grounds, services and staff. All excellent. Have had track side RV camping... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
richinvermont
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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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“race track” (40 reviews)
“finish line” (17 reviews)
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2790 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
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+1 607-535-2486
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my first visit to a road course. It was my first visit to a NASCAR race on a road course. I am a big NASCAR fan and have been to Dover, New Hampshire, Bristol, Daytona, Darlington and Richmond. I wasn't quite sure what...More

Thank JDog584
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful race track, grounds, services and staff. All excellent. Have had track side RV camping. If you don't mind loud music, vulgar language, a heavy party atmosphere at night then the camping is great. It is definitely a "party track". Thousands of campers really enjoy...More

Thank richinvermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Watkins Glen the day after the NASCAR race, so took a chance to see if we could look at the facility. The Security Guard was very welcoming and directed us where we could and could not drive. Great to see the behind...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great time at The Glen. Bathrooms were maintained and stands were clean. They do cater to families!

Thank Melissa N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great day watching the race and watching the people! It was hot but the beverages were cold making it a very nice day!

Thank UpstateNySimplyme
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it lives up to the reputation. Wish we could have bee here a week later and seen the races. Still, an amazing feeling to be there and know and feel the history of auto racing.

Thank 738DavidD738
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I attended the NASCAR races at Watkins Glen this weekend. We had a great time and enjoyed the area immensely . It was though to find a room in the town of Watkins Glen for race week end but through persistence we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to drive our vehicle on a three lap tour of the track. The fee was $30 but it was worth it as we got to stop at start/finish line and take pictures.

Thank Darkpurple
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few, maybe only, track that you can drive in your personal car. For $30 you get 3 laps around this road course (which makes it the most enjoyable type of track to drive on). So glad I got to have this experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We camped down in the toe of the boot for the wine festival. It is not as crowded down there as the infield. If you love to people watch, then go to the track. There are all kinds of crazy things to watch during the...More

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bruflu
July 30, 2018|
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Response from MGoulde | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for scheduled availability. Most weekend days are reserved for various sanctioned races and organized track days. The number of days the track is open to the public is limited.
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jld49nyc
June 26, 2018|
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Response from dknoye | Reviewed this property |
Can't help you on this one! Was there on the off season! It is a very well attended venue, so be prepared to have patience. They do seem to have their act together though otherwise!
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