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Kentucky Downs

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Closes in 27 min: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Very Smokey

I went to see what it was all about. I don't enjoy losing money, so I didn't gamble much, therefore... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Franklin, Kentucky
Smokie Slots

It is small. Kinda cute. Cozy. But the staff member that helped me was super nice. Awesome guest... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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  • Average24%
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  • Terrible12%
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“race track”(5 reviews)
“play bingo”(4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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5629 Nashville Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-6995
+1 270-586-7778
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a typical casino with slot machines. They do bingo as well but we haven't played it. Close drive up from Nashville and something to do when the weather isn't the best for being outdoors.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TN_Deerslayer
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a great place to relax. It has gaming machines and horse races on computers. It also has Bingo part of the time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 400lelandp
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I went to see what it was all about. I don't enjoy losing money, so I didn't gamble much, therefore I didn't have much chance to win. Totally my option. It was an experience, but gambling is not for me. The renovations they made should...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank freetobe2012
Reviewed 4 October 2018

It is small. Kinda cute. Cozy. But the staff member that helped me was super nice. Awesome guest services at the door. The bartender in back was rude and unprofessional.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dalenjodie
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Live races in September - you can go for free for one area (which I like best) or buy tickets for indoor area seating that is covered and close to track with servers. Plenty of food options, slot machines for those that want to gamble,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting476230
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A quick trip to kentucky downs casino on a Saturday evening turned out to not only be a bust, the smoke chocked gaming floor made it difficult to enjoy the games. Upon leaving the casino, their security had plastered a large view blocking sticker on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ronneyh2015
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Just happened that there were horse racing going on when we were vacationing. So had a great afternoon betting, relaxing. Highly suggest going when ever they have racing going on. Relaxed for the novice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank B3812TZbarbaral
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip to Kentucky downs we just decided to stop as we were driving by and had a great time.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ramair69
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

It is a major rip off. They advertise 2.5 million in jack pots paid every month. That is a lie. I have friends that are addicted and this place rips them off. They are diamond status on the player cards and are given little trinkets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank alexanderjames4963
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is not like the casinos in Vegas. The machines have different names than the usual casinos. The winnings and losses are based on the outcome of past horse races; however, you just pick your bet per line (like 50 cents) and hit the spin...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sherry W
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25 December 2018|
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Response from 400lelandp | Reviewed this property |
The Downs is located approximately 45 miles Northeast of Nashville, 1st exit in Kentucky. It seems there are more winners Friday and Saturday nights. There are no hotels within walking distance of the Downs. The Tropicana... More
teresa j
4 December 2018|
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Response from freetobe2012 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 50 north of Nashville up I-65. Take exit 2 and turn right, away from Franklin, KY.
6 September 2018|
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Response from 400lelandp | Reviewed this property |
I have found the the best time to visit is after 8:00 pm on the weekends.