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Tampa Bay Downs

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Address: 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626
Phone Number: (813)-855-4401
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Had a blast!

Very fun day and reasonably priced. The food is good and easy to fine. Easy to get near the paddock for a pre-race look as well as an approachable winners circle. Awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's very basic but it is horse racing. The concession prices are cheap and the admission is all but free. It's a nice way to spand an afternoon.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very fun day and reasonably priced. The food is good and easy to fine. Easy to get near the paddock for a pre-race look as well as an approachable winners circle. Awesome, Awesome staff. I did not expect that level of hospitality and service but they real made the day!

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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went with a group of friends and the races were fun but there was confusion about menus, which food was served to the seats (though no one ever came to take orders) vs what was available in the restaurants. It's a fading business and a bit off the beaten path.

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Dunedin, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What a great way to spend the day. Watch the beautiful race horses run. If you're on a budget you can afford to be at Tampa Bay Downs. If you want to bet on the horses of not you will have a good time.

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Sebring, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Spent a fun day at the races without spending a lot of money, not counting our betting. The track is a bit of a drive to get to from St. Pete or Tampa, but there's plenty of free parking & the $2 admittance fee on weekends is reasonable. Their staff is friendly & helpful & the overall layout works well,... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

During our recent Florida vacation, we decided to do something new and different. We visited Tampa Downs. What a wonderful experience. Everyone we came in contact with were pleasant, polite and helpful. The cleanliness of the facility was impeccable. All the food outlets were well above what we expected from a racetrack and poker parlor. If you are looking for... More 

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great way to spend the day! You can enjoy the sunshine and see the beautiful horses and bet on them, too. If you choose to eat inside at the restaurant you will pay a $3 charge that is worth it. You can come and go all day and relax in the air conditioning with your own place to bet that... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have been to three different horse tracks, and they have all looked much the same. Tampa Downs has a small paddock next to the grandstands where they walk the horses before each race. You can see the horses up close before they race. When you go up to the paddock, ask them who they think is going to win... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great day for the races so off we go. Had a Groupon for some extras and that made it even more fun. Box seats were found and the betting began. Lost more than I won but still to much fun. The hamburger was amazing and the Bloody Mary was good too. Would have loved to have a runner for food... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We host an event in their Garden Suite every year! The entire day is amazing! The staff is great, the view is unbeatable! The food is delicious! We look forward to our day at the races every year here!

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