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Watkins Glen International

2790 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
+1 607-535-2486
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A thrill to drive the Glen

$25 for 3 laps of the Glen!!! Loved the thrill of driving this amazing race track. Something I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina H
via mobile
Fun, fun, fun!

A terrific opportunity to drive a real race course and see it from the driver's point of view. Be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kate T
New Providence, New Jersey
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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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second year for my son and I. Love the easy access and wide variety of grand stands to enjoy views from all corners. Can access the garage area and ask questions and marvel over some great cars.

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great time at The Glen. The staff is great, very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. It is a great place to watch racing up close and from a variety of vantage points.

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past weekend we attended our first event at Watkins Glen International. The event was the Indycar Grand Prix at the Glen. What a wonderful experience attending a race at this beautiful and historic raceway. You could feel the presence of past Formula One drivers...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse's lifelong dream was to drive WGI. Well, he got his chance. Two full days of with NASA and I've never seen him so happy. Except, when we got married? LOL! It's a great speedway located among beautiful scenery. The weather was terrific and...More

Thank CDMVaBeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the first phone call for information to the last wave and 'safe travels' wish from the gate monitors, you are Number One at this track! Clean sites with great shower and restrooms, gracious hosts Saturday morning in the form of President,Vice President and Department...More

Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The track was closed for an event while we were there, but the gentleman at the gate pointed us to a viewing area. We sat in the stands and took a few pictures, which was pretty neat. Some day, I'd like to get back for...More

Thank smjamison9515
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was no race going on but we wanted to see the track. The track was rented for practice or something. Looks like it would be a great place if you are in to the race scene.

Thank Melsmice
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