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Fair Grounds Race Course

New Orleans, LA (Fairgrounds)
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Ranked #66 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Horse Tracks
Description: Popular track for thoroughbred horse racing.
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Albany, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I love horse racing. I grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY. It was great to see another track that started around the same time. The track was quite nice. I did not like how the grandstand was enclosed, but spent most of my time on the apron. The food choices were not great. But overall it was a great day... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Plenty to do if you're looking for entertainment other than jazz etc of the French Quarter. From slots to betting on horses, there's lots of excitement. Food is good also. Try the night races for a new twist at the race track.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Wonderful race course during racing season, but then, the home of the best fest in the land ... New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! Stages and food inside the track, craft booths and more music outside the track! A must visit the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

love the music not the lines for the bathrooms great place to take photos and spend time with friends look to get a brass pass if you're serious about this festival and know that the crowds can get rowdy one of the best festivals in the world for music!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The race track was very nice. If you are a tourist you should definately catch a cab. The neighborhood surrounding the track is not the best. Trying to get a cab back to our place was a nightmare. We used the designated cab phone at the track. Called all 4 cab companies. Put on hold or told to call back... More

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Akers, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Our group consisted of those who wished to gamble and those who just wanted to see the horses run. There were kids ranging from 8-12 in our group and they had a blast. The admission (free most days for the grandstand) is very family friendly. Corned beef poor boys and red beans w/ rice were very much up to New... More

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Mandeville, LA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

A great venue for watching horse races, gambling, eating. The course has been upgraded over the years and is a very neat place to visit.

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Arabi, Louisiana
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42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

A must if you like the horses. A beautiful facility located not more than 7-8 minutes from the CBD. Recently bought by Churchill Downs, Inc. The facility has seen many upgrades and is a staple for many hometown and visiting race fans. Every now and then the track will hold night events that include racing anf those are something to... More

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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I love the Fair Grounds. The people are friendly, the races are exciting and I really enjoy watching the horses in the paddock.

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Jackson, Mississippi
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Love the Fair Grounds, in the heart of Gentilly, a real look at New Orleans. Make it a day trip or a couple of hours.

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