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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. Make Circuit of The Americas part of your personalized Austin itinerary using our Austin vacation builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    COTA is always tons of fun! The events that it hosts are always high energy and cool to go to! Depending on the event, you may also get to go to the top of the tower and see the circuit from above thr...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I've attended races all over the world for just about every type of automotive category and I have driven at speed on a number of them. When it comes to road course racing, this is certainly one of th...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Just attended the BMW M Series track event at COTA; track was awesome and well maintained. Extreme adrenaline high for all the non-professional drivers. Fun for the drivers' guests to be down "on the ...  more »
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  • May 1, 2017
    This is a large track with some great elevation changes. I was there for Formula One. Its was an awesome time. Even if you do not have stand tickets, the general admission (lawn) is really good. Lots of great places to view the track. To get to the event, do not drive, as you will be gouged for parking. There are many shuttles from Downtown to the event. Fair priced!
  • June 6, 2017
    Our most favorite place in TX! we visit very year and it gets better and better! we'd like to see a formula 1 race but working on it! the grounds themselves are okay a hike to get to from the upper parking lots. they do have a shuttle and that's helpful. could stand more choices for food shops but it's all good. until next 2018 MotoGP!
  • July 1, 2017
    Beautiful venue super secluded! No shade what so ever!! not sure what the builders were thinking building the outside venue in Texas ?!?! Staff great, plenty of restrooms beer vendors walking around selling you beer, popcorn, waters and more. BRING PLENTY OF CASH TIP TIP these guys hustle!!!
  • June 15, 2017
    This is an outstanding venue. There's a lot of seating and the shows are great. There's also a racetrack here, where people race all sorts of cars. The only downside is how far away it is from the city of Austin. It's quite a drive. Also, be careful with the GPS. It once took me to the back side of the venue, where the entrance looked to be permanently closed for a long time now.
  • July 10, 2017
    Fantastic COTA October 2016 Formula1 experience. Turn 1 general admission-grass seating has a fabulous view of both Pit Row & Turn 1. Very excellent time & well worth the price for great memories! Thank you so much for honoring Military Service Members with reduced ticket prices. COTA is awesome!!!

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