I have gone by land the last two years, I enjoy looking at all the boats along the docks. You could hop on a shuttle to the celebration to take you out along the course. I wouldn't be afraid to go by land, it surely is worth your time if you enjoy drooling over classic, clean, high HP performance boats! Captain Rons is a good spot, however, doesn't have the view of the course like shooters offered. Have a good time at the lake!