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Tampa Bay Downs

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Address: 11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
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+1 813-855-4401
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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Great Racing Venue

I have been coming to The Downs for years and absolutely love it. Everything is easy here starting with the parking. The lots are close to the entrance gates. When you enter the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
theokodjak
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Ridgewood, NJ
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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656 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit and went with friends for the day on a Friday. Easy location to find and plenty of parking. Paid $3 each for entry and another $3 for race programme. There's indoor/outdoor/grandstand seating, trackside standing areas, screens to watch the races plus catering facilities and a full bar. All staff we encountered were a friendly bunch... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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327 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Horse racing is a really old sport,which seems to be dying out. The track has an attractive field, and the horses are magnificent. I like to head to the stables at the side, so I can get a closer view as they are brought to the track. It's a great way to spend a few hours in the winter, when... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here every year with the wife's family and they usually have a Groupon available. Tampa Bay Downs does a lot right and is much cleaner than many racing venues with decent and cheap food options as well. The employees are nice with the only negative being some older tv's. Definitely recommend spending a day here.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to The Downs for years and absolutely love it. Everything is easy here starting with the parking. The lots are close to the entrance gates. When you enter the track take note how clean it is. Go outside and you quickly see what a beautiful track looks like. Make a left and get to the walking... More 

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1 Thank theokodjak
Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Just visited Tampa Bay Downs yesterday. It is a great facility, but live horse racing does not start until 11/26 (so if this is the activity you wanted to see check the schedules). The Poker rooms are ok, but they do look over the track which is gorgeous. There is a variety of games (sorry folks, no slots for those... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca S
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoy going here for derby day. It's easy to wager and the staff are wonderful. Unfortunately there is not live racing year round but you can always play poker. Next door to the track is a driving range with real turf to tee off and practice. Good outdoor or indoor all around time.

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1 Thank Amber G
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Just a fun place to be! Whether you bet on the horses or just go to watch you will have a great time!

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1 Thank yougottim
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A group of friends enjoyed a day at the track with lunch and seating in the clubhouse. The meal was delicious . We even had a race named for our club and pictures after the race with the winning jockey and the horse.

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1 Thank snowball72
Tampa, Florida
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106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

we love to come here and we barely even gamble. Jockeys, horses, track, paddock, bugels, announcers, food, drink, crowds. the roar of the crowd, excitement. you can't have more fun for less money anywhere in tampa except maybe the beach? this is good old fashioned American, hot dogs, 4th of July fun!! Don't miss it!

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1 Thank eric s
Tampa, Florida
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177 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We love watching the horse races at the Downs. The facility is accessible via 6-laned Race Track Road and has plenty of parking. The easiest parking solution is to pay $5 for valet. Club level admission is only $3 and provides air-conditioned seating, easy restroom access, and convenient access to food and beverages. We like to get hand-stamped, and walk... More 

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