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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

#11 of 78 things to do in Hot Springs Features Animals
2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
+1 800-625-5296
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Go Horses and gambling!

Fun place to visit if your the gambling type, I brought my in-laws and boyfriend we definitely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edwardsville, Illinois
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Finish Line Theater is a bust! Avoid at ALL COSTS!!

We were excited to see the Righteous Brothers several weeks ago. We thought we had good seats at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Becky R
Little Rock
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An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
+1 800-625-5296
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to visit if your the gambling type, I brought my in-laws and boyfriend we definitely enjoyed ourselves. I would not suggest getting the turkey burger at the restaurant located inside the casino it was ridiculously spicy. Must get a Oaklawn flyer from a...More

Thank MegRabbitz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to see the Righteous Brothers several weeks ago. We thought we had good seats at this sold out event. Parking was a nightmare in the rain. Once parked, we had to make the LONG hike through the smoke filled casino and then...More

Thank Becky R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently attended a concert at Oaklawn. Although there isn't a theater on the property. The temporary walls and seating were genius. There are no bad seats and the venue is intimate. I will go back

Thank Chick2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The casino had a great variety of slot machines with more penny slots than I've seen at other casinos. The blackjack tables had digital screens where you made your bets, held, stood, doubled down, etc. I joked that I missed playing with my chips and...More

Thank Sheri W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a first for us. Was hoping to see the horses run but we were there a week late. The literature said horses stop the end of April, we were there about the 17th and there were no horses racing. The casino gives you...More

Thank keystoneTexas
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The concert was great! It was one of my favorite. Would love to see them here again. Truly enjoyed it!

Thank Fan1007
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Awesome place to spend some time. Even when the horses aren't running you can enjoy the gaming area and people watch. Our young adult visitors went to the Arkansas derby and on a second night went for an evening of gaming We attended a peter...More

Thank firstladyt
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We go to oaklawn several times a year . Always a lot of fun and usually win just a little if you stay out of the casino part ! There you will LOOSE . Never have won any amount to brag about there. Pockets usually...More

Thank Martha N
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I love going to Oaklawn. Everyone is friendly and helpful. You can buy reserved seats or make reservations in one of the restaurants. Infield is open on Saturdays in April if you like to set outside. You will see quality horses at this track. America...More

Thank shilohkay
Reviewed 25 April 2017

it dont look like a casino from the front, looks like a horse track. we joined the club and got $20 each free gaming, end up winning about $60, alot of machines and card games. came back another day , but lost go figure

Thank Darla F
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John F
My son and dad have the same name there players club card how can dad get his free play Oaklawn says it belongs to son but it weakens to dads email
22 June 2017|
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Response from Oaklawn_Jockey_Club | Property representative |
Hy John, Give us a call at 1(800)OAKLAWN ext. 350 and we will be able to look into your account and fix the problem. Thanks.
Mark L
We were at Oaklawn two years ago and so very much enjoyed our visit to Hot Springs from South Florida....so much so we are going back this week. We have reserved seats in Section G - which according to the map chart is just past the finish line. Any thoughts about those seats - the kind of view we'll have on Arkansas Derby Day .... honest feel lucky to have reserved seats as they sold out so quickly. Any thoughts or comments about spending the day there and specifically about where we are seated would be appreciated.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Jamie M | Reviewed this property |
Wow! Good for you! Those are great seats! It will be super crowded, but you will have a fun time regardless! Wear comfy shoes!!!! Lots of walking and stairs to climb! Enjoy and GOOD LUCK!๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ
Dorothy C
Are kids allowed
24 March 2017|
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Response from Oaklawn_Jockey_Club | Property representative |
Yes, all ages are allowed to see the races. You must be 18 to wager and 21 to enter the game room.