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Birmingham Race Course

1000 John Rodgers Drive, Birmingham, AL 36210
205 838 7500
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Ranked #39 of 43 attractions in Birmingham
Type: Dog Tracks
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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English first
Atlanta, GA
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Took a day-trip to this track to watch the Belmont Stakes. This was my first visit in a couple of years, and it has really hit the skids. From the outside, it looks like an unused, derelict factory. Inside, it's not much better. Here's a small sample of the problems our group encountered: First, there was no air conditioning (that's... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It was fun to go and gamble on some dogs, but the facility is in some dire need of improvements. The building looks barely better than pictures of Chernobyl (nuclear meltdown) if you know what I mean. If you really enjoy betting races the building shouldn't take anything away from your experience, but to someone who doesn't go to places... More

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Southside, Alabama, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Although I haven't been but a few times I enjoyed the running of the dogs. They have races on simucast that you can watch and bet on. They have a nice club area with food and drink and comfortable sitting areas.

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Cottondale, Alabama, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

i though we were going to have live horse races, but all they have now is simal cast racing and bingo machines.

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Athens, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

You must really want to gamble to go here. Very run down building and grounds. Very dirty place to watch the races, and very smokey. This place needed renovated 20 years ago!

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Bay Springs, MS
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

They advertise (even there) that they have dinner plates but we found the menu very lacking and sparse (and expensive). Customers were smoking where there were non-smoking signs. This is inconsiderate of course but the employees did not ask these customers to comply with the posted signs either. When clearing people out at end of the night the security was... More

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