Watkins Glen International Travel Guide - Stadium Scene

Watkins Glen International Travel Guide

Home of the NASCAR Racing Series

Last Updated: 08-19-2023

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2790 County Route 16

Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA

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Seating Capacity:

Racing: 38900

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Stadium Information

About Watkins Glen International:

This track opened in 1956 and is 3.4 miles. It has been home to NASCAR and the IndyCar Series and is located on the southern tip of Seneca Lake.

Tour Info:

You can "Drive the Glen" by driving your vehicle around the track for 2 laps around this 3.4-mile circuit. Check the website for details for the current schedule.

Security Screenings:

Like almost all US and Canadian Stadiums, you will need to enter through a metal detector before entering the stadium.  Be sure to give yourself extra time and don't bring any weapons or devices that could be seen as a weapon inside.  Pat down searches may be required.

Bag Policy:

You may enter with a backpack no longer than 17" or a soft-sided cooler or bag no larger than 9"x 10"x 13". All bags are subject to inspections.

Note: Bag and security policy listed above are for typical sporting events. Special events, concerts, and other situations may result in variation to the policy. Please check event website for any changes or variation.

Parking & Transportation

Parking Options

Parking for NASCAR and IndyCar is in the parking lots on the North and West sides of the track.

We're setting up a partnership with a new parking company. Stay tuned for more details!

Bus Service:

Shuttles will take you to the parking lot areas and to various areas around the track.

There is no Public Transit Bus Route that services this area.

Rail Service:

There is no Rail Line that services this area.

Taxi & Rideshare Service:

There does not appear to be a designated drop-off/pick-up area.

Closest Major Airport: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)

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Brittany J.

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Reviewing "Drive the Glen!" Amazing experience, my boyfriend can't stop smiling about it. The secret is to go in the off season- we went late October right...

Posted On: 2022-10-27 18:01:59

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Chris L.

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Commenting solely on "Drive the Glen" Great deal and lots of fun. $30 per car gets you three laps around the track, though top speed is limited to 55 mph....

Posted On: 2022-07-26 11:07:46

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John C.

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I'm only commenting on "drive the Glen" which allows you to drive 3 laps of the race course for $30. It's a great idea and a great deal. You purchase...

Posted On: 2021-08-25 17:05:44

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