Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events

Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events

Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
There’s something fun for everyone at Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events’ massive 45,000 sq ft air conditioned facility! It starts with a professionally designed Grand Prix style race tracks of F1-inspired electric go karts that can reach speeds up to 50 mph. Whether you're a first-timer or experienced pro, our team will help you find your line to find your fast and find your fun. We also have Junior karts for racers ages 8 to 12. Release your inner warrior with the cutting-edge craze that’s taking over the USA:, Axe Throwing. Our friendly Axe Coaches will make sure you experience the pure joy and adrenaline rush of hitting bullseyes, just make sure you get it on camera! Finally, you are not going to want to go home empty handed so don't miss our huge video game arcade and our massive prize counter filled with unique and interesting prizes for all ages.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Steven C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday celebration - First time customer
    Went here with my son and wife to celebrate mine and my son's birthday. It was our first visit, and we had a great experience. Chris was a big help getting us registered and helped with coordinating an appropriate package. We played arcade games, threw axes and also 'raced'. That was a true thrill and memorable experience for our family; and we have the racing recorded. Recommend this location for a fun experience.
    Thank you so much for the 5 star review and your recommendation!! We are so happy to hear that you and your family had such a great experience with us!!! We will be sure to applaud the staff on such an amazing job and we hope to see you again very soon!!!
    Written November 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 20, 2023
  • matsays
    New York City, New York154 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb fun!
    Great place for kids and adults to have some fun. My 8 year-old loved the experience of just learning to drive and get faster and faster while spending an afternoon with his friends. The experience is even better with the stat sheets that let the kids keep track of their progress. The speedway puts special emphasis on safety which is great.
    Thank you matsays for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear everyone had a blast with us at our Dulles location! We hope to see you again soon!
    Written December 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Allyanne I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    Emerson and Justin both ensured that all our needs are met and their services completely exceeded expectations! Very nice and welcoming and they answered all of our questions with ease. Would absolutely go back with friends and family! Definitely recommend to everyone!!
    Hi Allyanne - thank you for the five star review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you again - we can't wait to see you next time!
    Written January 7, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
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Ana Manila
Washington DC, DC141 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
No social distancing at all. They said maximum capacity was 50 people, but later they had 78 people in the building, and didn’t do anything about it even when they were confronted. No masks at all inside or outside. GoKarts were not sanitized and neither were ANY OF THE SURFACES, like iPads, games OR HELMETS. All they had was a single hand sanitizer dispenser in the very back corner of the lobby. Just disgusting. Very disappointed. Not only was I forced to wait in a long line in the scorching heat with young children, the lady in charge was letting in groups who were behind us in line. Extremely biased management towards white Americans, discriminated against immigrant families. By the time it came to race none of the children wanted to race because they had been sitting in the scorching sun for an hour. Even after we entered inside, the problems did not stop. My children were placed into separate races even though we restated multiple times we wanted them to race together. I was forced to buy another “autobahn license” for all of them even though their previous licenses hadn’t expired yet. Money hungry business has no consideration or respect for customers. I really deserve a refund and compensation for this disservice. They not only made families wait outside in the heat but they also had us wait an hour to race after we entered. No organization, manager seemed to be making up rules along the way, her fellow employees even admitted to this. Terrible business, I have been an avid customer but I will no longer be bringing any friends or family here EVER again. I am appalled. I gave them multiple chances to fix the bad impression they left with me but no. The staff ignored any complaints or questions I had. I expect a response from their management for this terrible service, ruined the day for my kids and me, I have no desire to ever return here again.
Written June 22, 2020
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Anastasia: You are correct in the fact that we were limiting the number of customers in our facility to 50 per the state of Virginia COVID-19 guidelines in effect on the date of your visit. We feel bad that you had to wait outside as a result of this and that it was hot outside on the day that you visited. We also feel bad that you did not book reservations in advance and that other customers who had booked reservations in advance, were let in before you. However, this has nothing to do with bias or discrimination. As we explained to you when you were on site, customers with reservations are allowed in at their reserved times. The claim you made regarding social distancing is simply not true. Our facility is almost the size of a football field and our capacity during normal times would be 400 people. So with just 50 customers in the building there is an incredible amount of space for customers from separate households to social distance. In additions, we require face masks for all employees and customers. We even provide them for free to people that forgot to bring one. The claims that you made regarding of providing one hand sanitizer station is also not true. We have half a dozen of them available for our customers, including one at the entry doors. The claims you made regarding not cleaning surfaces, go karts or helmets are also completely false. In fact, the procedure we have in place meet or exceed the best practices and guidelines recommended by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the state of Virginia and the CDC including: * Before each shift, every team member asked to certify that they are not experiencing any COVID-19 like symptoms or have been exposed to others who have. * Before each shift, every team member's temperature is also checked. * All team members are required to wear masks while at the facility. * Team members are provided with hand washing breaks throughout their shift. * We are providing hand sanitizer dispensers outside the entrance. * All customers are required to use hand sanitizer to enter the facility. * All customers are required to wear masks in order to enter the facility (we provide free masks). * We are sanitizing all surfaces every hour or more depending on volume. * We are operating at only 13% of our rated total capacity on the date you visited). * We are promoting and enforcing social distancing. * We have made touchless registration available to all customers * We are providing hand sanitizer dispensers at the registration area. * There is a plexiglass screen at all cashier stations. * We are providing hand sanitizer dispensers at the cashier area. * We are sanitizing our Karts after every use. * We are disinfecting our helmets after every use * Hand sanitizer stations are available for use before and after all races * All axe throwers will be assigned their own axe for use during each session. * We are disinfecting every axe after every axe session. * Hand sanitizer stations are in place throughout the axe area. * Our arcade is sanitized on an hourly or more basis. * Hand sanitizer stations are in place throughout the arcade. Finally, regarding the kids all racing together, you asked that we allow a child, who did not meet the minimum age requirements, to race in one of our Pro Karts (which are capable of speed up to 50 MPH). We explained that this would be unsafe for the child and for the other racers. However, we did offer to let all of the kids race together in our Junior Karts. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our Core Value of Safety.
Written June 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RobTripper
Bethpage, NY145 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
We bought two sets of racing for our two boys ages 9 and 13 and arrived for our 5:30 race time. For our pricing our boys received two races which comprised 12 laps each in the junior sized race cars. The cars are electric and the track is a Le Mans style with big screens to show placement. The arcade area was closed and there was an axe throwing (?!) area too. After a brief orientation of proper behaviour and control of the car , our boys were given skull cpas and racing helmet with optional foam neck brace. The junior cars had some nice speed to them and, while not intended to be bumper cars, collisions and wall impacts were common but not too bad as to detract from the racing itself. We had to purchase two “licenses “ for additional $8 each which register us for the other locations and includes the skull cap with one free race during the week of birthday. Boys had a thrill and really enjoyed the experience.
Written April 5, 2021
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Brandon B
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
My girlfriend booked this venue by accident. Within a minute we realized that this place she booked was at the wrong location. I contacted multiple people but always ended up with a manager named Chris. I explained to Chris that my girlfriends father is battling terminal cancer and there’s no way we can make this appointment. Chris has terrible manager skills and informed us that no matter what, there is no way we can get a refund for the appointment made. I tried everything I could and ended up eating $400 dollar charge for this facility. Please be careful before booking this venue because Chris the manager has a 0 refund policy and does not care about his customers at all. Keep in mind we booked this days before our scheduled event and tried to cancel instantly. Chris does not care and has no sense of customer service. Be very careful before you book this place. There are multiple reviews talking about the same type of issues we received tonight. If you are looking to spend money on a function, do not spend it here. Chris only cares about teenager customers and ignores parties that spends hundreds of dollars. You will not be able to speak with anyone else about your complaints. Chris does not care. Keep this in mind for your customer service needs when spending this type of money.
Written March 26, 2023
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Brandon, thank you for your feedback! Our General Manager Patrick Ferro would love to hear more about this experience from you and can be reached via email and phone! Patrick.Ferro@autobahnspeed.com or 866-778-7223 ex 1103
Written March 30, 2023
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Heather T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
My son celebrated his 10th birthday with a couple of friends at Autobahn in Sterling (Dulles area) and they had an amazing time!! We paid for 2 races but because it was his birthday, he received a 3rd complimentary race. The staff was very helpful and professional and truly made this a great and memorable experience for the kids. I highly recommend this venue. We will definitely be going back!
Written January 24, 2021
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We are so happy to hear everyone had a great time with us including your son for his birthday! We love hearing how supportive our staff was! Thank you, we hope to see you again soon!
Written February 12, 2021
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Blake
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We had a BLAST! Ten 16 year olds learning to ax throwing could have gone ether way. But, the staff was amazing, funny and entertaining teachers...... and, very patient. We have been to several indoor speedways and this track was one of the best.
Written March 16, 2021
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Thank you so much for the 5 STAR review! We are so glad to hear the teens had an awesome time axe throwing with us, and our team could help make the experience even better! We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 23, 2021
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Benjamin H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Went as a group of 6 and had a lot of fun! Doing the three-race package was definitely the right choice. Each race was about 12 laps with each lap being roughly 22-26 seconds at full speed. Would definitely come again.
Written August 21, 2021
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R4816EQbenjaminh: We are glad to see you had a great time with us! Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!
Written August 24, 2021
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Culture210447
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Some friends and I are 65 and older and thought we'd give the race track a shot....and we're glad we did! Great staff and instructions and you're never too old to enjoy the excitement and adrenaline rush from racing around the course. As someone who is typically a pretty cautious driver, I was surprised at the joy of pushing myself to go faster around the track after getting the hang of it. Try it, you'll like it!
Written January 20, 2022
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Thanks for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a great time and cannot wait to see you again soon.
Written January 22, 2022
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Michael F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
s was my second visit, and I’ll say that it exceeded my first which was frankly awesome on its own!.

The staff was friendly and instructional on safety, the go-karts are easy to operate, and the racing experience exhilarating. This facility is top class and should be on anybody’s recreational menu who enjoys unique and fun experiences in a safe and well-run venue.

They just added axe throwing, which I’d like to try sometime!
Written January 30, 2022
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Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very happy to know that you had a good time. We will let the team know they did a great job and we hope to see you again real soon.
Written February 3, 2022
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Sajjad A
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This is the 3rd time we have gone to this location, frustratingly enough we actually decided to stick it out and race this time. The ladies at the registration and checkin desk are extremely unprofessional and non communicative.

That being said, glad we did stick it out. Bryan, Hamza and others who were administering the races were phenomenal in assisting.
Written August 5, 2022
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Hi, thank you so much for the review. We greatly appreciate all feedback. We are so sorry to hear that your experience wasn't what you hoped it'd be, but are lad to hear that a couple of our staff members could make your experience better. Our general manger would love to hear more about your experience his name is Patrick Ferro, and he could easily be contacted via email at Patrick.Ferro@autobahnspeed.com.
Written August 7, 2022
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Zeek
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Team here was very professional and safe. 8-12 racers had a great time. Jorell went the extra mile in a grinch race with the kids and posed for pictures afterwards in the podium. Next time I'm racing for pleasure or business team building I recommend the Dulles Autobahn.
Written December 18, 2021
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Zeekmachine, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!
Written December 20, 2021
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