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Tampa Bay Downs

11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626
(813)-855-4401
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Ranked #26 of 90 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks
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Davenport, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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Salina
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302 reviews 302 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

If you enjoy a day at the races then you should go to Tampa Bay Downs. Its far more relaxed that racing in the UK. It cost very little to get in and you can't complain at beer for $2 a pint.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great to go to the races again. Hated hotel but enjoyed tampa bay downs. First class service and food. At the race track. Easy drive from st augustine florida

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Albany, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We enjoyed our day at the track! I highly recommend the Silks Restaurant! Very reasonably priced and good food! Track Staff was all very friendly and helpful! Amenities are nice!

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HUDSON, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Tampa Bay Downs is no fancy track. I've been to quite a few tracks around the country and this one is pretty plain and unsophisticated, but I have to say, the staff is very pleasant. Usually race tracks are know for snarley-type workers, but the Downs people are the exception. Drink prices aren't bad, for a track (Jim Beam... More

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