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Louisiana Downs

8000 East Texas Street, P.O. Box 5519, Bossier City, LA 71171-5519
800-551-2361, 318-742-5555
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Bossier City
Type: Horse Tracks
Description: Home of the Super Derby is a world-class track offering both quarter horse and thoroughbred racing.
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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133 reviews 133 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Went for this year's Super Derby and its the first time I have gone to the track in close to 15 years or so. Man have things slid downhill in my humble opinion. I was not up top in the VIP area but prefer to mingle with the groundlings and split time in the air-conditioned grandstand. First off, the place... More

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Baton Rouge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Love the horse races and this is a nice track to watch them. Decent food and drink options. We went for the Super Derby and there were several fun activities to go along with the races.

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Trinity
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our service was great! The food and spirits were good! The family time could only have been better if more were there!! We celebrated birthdays from age 21 to 74!!!

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

80% of the time that we play at Louisiana Downs we have won but I think this was the worst. Even when it let you get in the bonus it didn't pay you but $2-$4 out of 15 free spends. This was the first time I did not enjoy the casino.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was the first time I have ever been to a live horse race track. It is a lot of fun and completely free if you want it to be. You can sit outside and see the horses up close and hear them as they race by the finish line or you can sit inside in the cool a/c and... More

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Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you've never been to a live horse racing event, be sure to check out the Louisiana Downs. It's an exciting time, even if you're not wanting to place bets. The minimums are $1.00, so it can be an inexpensive day if you want it to be. Highly recommend!

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Dallas TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband is a big horse racing fan but had never been to Louisiana Downs, even though we live in DFW. We bought a new Cadillac and decided it needed a "road test" so we drove to Bossier City for the weekend. We stayed at Springhill Suites right by the racetrack (reviewed separately) and spent Saturday afternoon at the races.... More

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Denton, Tx
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I saw the reviews regarding the casino portion on this venue, but the real reason to visit Louisiana Downs is to watch the horse races during race season. We have visited the track off and on for the past 25 years and its improvements since acquired by Harrah's is significant. The lobby is now well laid out and visually inviting,... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

machines didn't pay out well. I forgot my umbrella at one of the machines I was playing on and it wasn't turned into lost and found. The chairs and machines were dirty, holes in the chairs and the machines had ashes, dirt and dust on them.

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great fun, clean nice place...love this track! Oh...and the casino attached is awesome too! Good buffet...but mainly...we come here for the Race Track...its very nice and a great time...anytime!

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