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Watkins Glen International

2790 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
+1 607-535-2486
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There were 10 cars when we drove the track. I was a bit nervous, there is a bathroom near where you... read more

Reviewed yesterday

The shop downtown was a bunch of overpriced crap that didn't sell at the track. Would have liked to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2790 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
+1 607-535-2486
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Reviewed yesterday

There were 10 cars when we drove the track. I was a bit nervous, there is a bathroom near where you park to line up, but it was fun. The pace truck showed you right where to go and when to slow down, speed up....More

Thank kcheze
Reviewed 4 days ago

The shop downtown was a bunch of overpriced crap that didn't sell at the track. Would have liked to pick up some presents for friends but their stuff wasn't worth it.

Thank Gasherbrumfour
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not really a race track guy, but my cousin was in a race and I love upstate NY, having gone to college there, so we went up to The Glen. It was a great experience. Watkins Glen is a nice town; the track was...More

Thank LCarbone23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the mistake and went for 1 day to the Wine Festival in July! It was so large we crammed it all in, and we had a blast. There was wine to taste as well as bourbon and hard ciders. We were surprised by...More

Thank kylie k
Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't regret visiting one of the most iconic road racing tracks in the country. It's a classic. There are grandstands on many of the corners and it's a great place to watch vintage racing as well as the modern cars.

Thank RandV V
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite tracks in the country. We go here at least once a year. Never been here for a pro event only amateur events.

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to an open day were for $25 you could take four laps around the track and stop at the start finish line to take photos. The staff was wonderful and very informative. The facility was absolutely beautiful, could not have been a better day

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

$25 for 3 laps of the Glen!!! Loved the thrill of driving this amazing race track. Something I won't forget! Fun, reasonable price, nice staff.

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A terrific opportunity to drive a real race course and see it from the driver's point of view. Be sure you also drive the old course while you are in Watkin's Glen.

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 15 September 2017

While camping in this area and never been to the race track we took a ride. Every impressed. We are going to go back tomorrow and you can drive your vehicle on the track for $25. Who can say that they have done that.

Thank Stiegjl
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