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Description: Popular track for thoroughbred horse racing.

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Jazz Fest location

Don't do the horse scene, but had a great time at Jazz Fest. Great music all day, of all types with that strong New Orleans influence. A super time. Lots of food, portapottys all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was a great day for racing. Just make sure you're there for the first race if you don't want to pay for valet parking. Parking fills up very quickly and if you wait until the derby race to find parking all that is left is valet.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Don't do the horse scene, but had a great time at Jazz Fest. Great music all day, of all types with that strong New Orleans influence. A super time. Lots of food, portapottys all over the place. Can be a bit crowded getting in and leaving. Shared a cab from Canal St for $5 per person. Major traffic jam leaving... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Fair Grounds Race Course is great venue to see the races. It is even better to visit during Jazzfest!!!! Great selection and variety of food, great music, and overall one of the best festivals in the US. Realize you are on the inside of a race track. Plan appropriately for sun, rain, and long lines on the weekend. Since... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Superb location for Jazz Fest, plenty of bathrooms, good food, good music. From the stages to the tents, plenty of variety is to be had. A must do!

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Troy, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you're not an avid fan of horse racing or betting, then I would recommend skipping this track. There's not much to see or do here otherwise. It is very modest and small with very few food options, little to no shopping options, and nothing to see as far as history, monuments, or otherwise. It's literally a track and a... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Eight of us made reservations for Sunday lunch & drinks. While the entrees weren't bad, we all received our entrees at different times. Service was very slow & understaffed. What we hoped would be a nice event, turned out to be quite disappointing.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went to the Fairgrounds (a literal icon here in New Orleans) years ago when I was, I guess about 24 or 25 (MANY years ago). This was before it burned down. The NEW Fairgrounds is all modern and classy and frankly, very attractive. Parking (at least the night we visited) was free (as you can see we are not... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Went here for jazzfest. Had a great time. I suggest bus from downtown. No need to find parking or fight traffic on the way out.

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Visited the track on a non live race day and it did look nice but the simulcast room was not all that attractive. There seemed to be a *huge* shortage of deodorant for people hanging out in there. Bet on one race and left. As mentioned already, the live track did look nice and I would like to go back... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Spring afternoon at the races is the best. Horse racing itself could improve, but they are still exciting. Great place to spend an afternoon with friends.

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