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Tampa Bay Downs

Address: 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626
Phone Number: (813)-855-4401
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Ranked #23 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
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Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Odessa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was just OK, nothing special. I did not like the food, Might have been good for kids, rides and games!

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is such a fun time with family or a group of friends. Make reservations and go upstairs for better food at the restaurant, better view of the horses, and better service with bets. When you make reservations, request the tables along the window and nearest the middle. When you do, be sure to remember the name of the hostess... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place was so nice too bad they didn't have any live races but it was nice to visit This place is kept clean People were great

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love visiting the track time to time but this last time it seems like the cleaning crew had taken the day off. Wasn't usually this untidy , the bathrooms were filthy. The clerks are very helpful with tips on betting. Won some money and had great drinks but I just wish it was cleaner.

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Davenport, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I had never been to a horse race before, so when it came up on Groupon I quickly purchased a certificate. Another couple came with us to share in the fun. We listened as one of the clerks explained the different ways to bet on the horses and we each made our bets. We all won a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a great way to spend an afternoon with friends and bet on horses, check the smack talk, check out your horse before the race and visit the stables on the grounds. Pretty cool for never going to a race track before. The food inside was not half bad either and the seating was pretty accomidating.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
Top Contributor
371 reviews 371 reviews
21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Pretty nice set up. They have horse racing and they simulcast other races. This is my second visit, my first to go and not see live racing. Went to put a bet on the Belmont and play a little poker. Parking and admission were free. Staff was nice. The place seems a little old but has been kept up pretty... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I'm not a gambler, but I have come to this track for many years just to watch the horses run. It always seems well-managed and organized. Some people do not realize that without horse racing the horse population in this land would drop greatly.

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North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Having been at the track multiple years (starting about 1994) it has really been on the improve. They have done a good job of keeping the track clean and well-maintained and there is a place for anyone, from a family having a fun day outside, or the other levels that offer serious betting rooms with a private tv or more... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Not enough betting windows upstairs (only 2!). Often missed placing a bet because line was long & slow. Food & drink also long line & slow. It was busy day due to DerbyDday but track should have been prepared for a crowd. No monitors in front of betting windows to check odds. Had to turn around to find a screen... More 

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