Saratoga Springs is the southern gateway to New York`s Adirondack Mountains. It has been famed for its mineral springs for two centuries, and was one of the first towns in New York to welcome tourists. It is also known for horse racing: the Saratoga Race Course is one of the oldest and most important horse tracks in the U.S. Other points of interest include Saratoga Spa State Park and the Saratoga Automobile Museum. The Saratoga National Historical Park is located 20 minutes southeast of town. Saratoga Spa State Park includes mineral baths, a pool complex and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a landmark concert venue. Nearby, the Saratoga Automobile Museum exhibits vintage models and race cars.