Visit the Center
Open year-round, the Center charges no admission and has a staff eager to share their passion for racing. We urge visitors to pick up a book, study the displays from our library, archives, model car, and racing art and photography collections, or watch “25 Years at Speed: The Watkins Glen Story with Brock Yates,” a historic film on the early history of racing on the streets of Watkins Glen and our local track in the Center’s theater. Throughout the race season, the Center features a notable race car in a rotating display in our main hall.
Location and Hours of Operation
Situated in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes Region, our location and hours are:
610 South Decatur Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The IMRRC will observe federal holidays for 2023 as follows:
- New Year’s Day, January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16
- Presidents’ Day, February 20
- Memorial Day, May 29
- Juneteenth, June 19
- Independence Day, July 4
- Labor Day, September 4
- Columbus Day, October 9
- Veterans Day, November 10
- Thanksgiving Day, November 23
- Christmas Day, December 25
In addition, we are closed on Black Friday (November 24) and the week of Christmas through New Year’s Day (December 25 to December 29).
On-site researchers and Saturday visits are welcome by appointment.