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Circuit of The Americas, Austin

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The host facility of Formula One United States Grand Prix and Motorcycle Grand Prix of The Americas, Circuit of The Americas invites you to witness 350 km/h (220 mph) of pure adrenaline. Its track stretches 5,515 km (3,427 mi) long and it holds 120,000 fans at once. Built in 2012, the circuit also features driving academies and a karting track but the most obvious landmark is a tower with a 70 m (230 ft) high observation platform that offers 360-degree views. Check out the double decker and tower tours, which are available on certain days. Plan to visit Circuit of The Americas and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Austin attractions using our Austin holiday maker tool .
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  • We saw a comedy tour there. parking was quite adventurous, and took quite some time to get in and out. otherwise, seating, and facilities were fair.  more »
  • This is a shining jewel of American race tracks. It is a very large and lengthy facility. Prepare to walk a lot and take advantage of all the different vantage points offered.  more »
  • Big F1 fan so i stopped and take a bit look around.Nothing's happening while there isnt race.Too bad,museum or some other amusment park would suite nice.  more »
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  • Holiday wonderland was fun for romantic date, entire family, or give yourself a treat. Singing trees were my favorite. The ice rink was not much fun. There was no way you could maneuver ice skates with no sharpened blades on the tips and the edges of the skates. The surface was made out of some type of acrylic, not ice. I immediately fell on my rear. Thankfully I did not get injured. Overall I had a great time at the festivities!
  • First timer here with my brother. We came for the F1 practice races. Great event, great seats with a view, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Nice shops for souvenirs, and vendors. Turkey legs and sausage was to die for. Parking was expensive as hell tho so that's why I only would have gave a four star. Everything else was pretty reasonably priced otherwise! They earned that fifth star back when staff went out of there way to help us find our way to the right parking area where we left our car after we kinda got misdirected the first time!
  • We went here for the Christmas light show. I think this was their first year hosting, and it didn't seem spectacular for the $15/person we paid. It was nice to walk around in a not-so-crowded area (unlike Zilker's Trail of Lights), but was a bit of a haul and cost too much for my taste. I'm hoping in the coming years, the show will continue to get better.
  • Awesome place.. Really nice and well maintained. Was here for the winter Wonderland event also. Nicely done. Its close to TX130 making it easy to get in and out. Close to the airport also.
  • The facility is amazing. The track is incredible, and the views you get are pretty great. One of the better general admission tracks out there. What keeps it from a 5 star rating is the lack of water stations around the track. I feel that do a track it's size, water should be more accessible. Another factor is the price of the food. It's nearly twice as expensive as it needs to be. I've been to this track numerous times now, and those are still my biggest issues with it.

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