We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tampa Bay Downs

Address: 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626
Phone Number: (813)-855-4401
Website
Improve this listing
80%
Ranked #44 of 215 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Attraction details
Type: Horse tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Hotels near Tampa Bay Downs

Write a Review

113 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    52
    20
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Really recommended. Free admission, reduced drinks prices, helpful staff and good racing. Food was good value and tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been to a-lot of tracks around the country. This is by far my favorite. Big time racing with a good home style feel. Great daily food specials. Great friendly staff. Close to the action seating. Free Parking. This place is a fun day at the races. So, grab a stogie or a beer and join me out on a bench... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This track is pretty average. We were there on a colder day. The inside space and restaurants are nothing to write home about. Could use a little bit of sprucing up. We were there years ago and people told us they had completed some reconstruction. I didn't see it. The bathrooms were nice and clean. They really need to improve... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lemont, Illinois
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
49 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

While visiting family recently, we spent several hours at Tampa Bay Downs. It was a pleasant day weatherwise and what's nice is there are lots of tables and chairs inside if you need to stay out of the sun, but being able to get up close to the horses anytime is always a convenient option. We went on a Sunday,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our son and family took us to this venue while we were visiting them recently in Palm Harbor, FL We have NEVER been to a horse racing track before so we were not sure what to expect. It was a warm and beautiful Saturday and this attraction which cost only $2.00 for admission provided us with entertainment, sunshine, excitement and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minnesota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had a great visit to Tampa Bay Downs. There was no gate fee or parking fee on the day I went (a weekday), but I did purchase a race program for $3. I also had to learn the wagering system, which is 100% automated, but it is fairly easy to learn. The track itself is very nice, especially on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Port Jefferson Station, New York
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Nice grandstand and you can also find picnic tables and benches in front of the grandstand on the ground level. You can also step up to the fence to watch the race and horses that are about 150 feet away from you. You can buy food and beverages inside and eat at the picnic tables during the races. TBD is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Camano Island, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had a few extra hours on a recent travel experience to Tampa and took that time to bet the nags at this middle of the run oval. It's a comfortable, uncrowded track in an okay setting. It ain't Churchill Downs or Saratoga but you can still enjoy yourself. Free parking only a short walk to the track and a cheap... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Port Charlotte, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

TBD always attracts top quality horses and good purses. I just wish the actual building could be upgraded, but given the tough times the industry faces, it will probably not happen. We will still go back for the racing though.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Crystal River, Florida
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Thanks to a groupon we had a great day out at the races. The children love the up close personal experience of the horses in the parade ring and found great pleasure in learning how to study the form of horses in the different races - won some, lost some but had a great time. Considering the amount of people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Tampa Bay Downs also viewed

 

Been to Tampa Bay Downs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tampa Bay Downs staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?