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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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You pay $5 to park, but there is no entry fee to the track. You won't see many people outside in the stands it does get hot and sticky here. Best idea would be to put your bet in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not an attractive place like the tracks up north. Seems a little worn to me. Cheap food and drink. Fun place to go.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

You pay $5 to park, but there is no entry fee to the track. You won't see many people outside in the stands it does get hot and sticky here. Best idea would be to put your bet in and watch the race on the tv's provided in an A/C controlled room

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Tampa is not your major horse track but its nice small vibe is perfect for a great day at the races. If your not a diehard race fan like myself you will find the Downs very welcoming and open. There is a nice generous outdoor seating area beautiful outdoor pattic area to watch the horses. Plenty of areas to gamble... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Free entry!! A great afternoon out, very spacious, easy parking. Some races on turf (like England!!). Easy to get to all areas of track. Refreshments very reasonable and plenty of them.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Go early in the week for cheap beer and beautiful horses. Get a group together and have some fun being on the horses. Gamble as much or as little as you like.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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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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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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