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Fair Grounds Race Course

Address: New Orleans, LA (Fairgrounds)
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Ranked #170 of 243 Activities in New Orleans
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Sights & Landmarks, Casinos & Gambling
Owner description: Popular track for thoroughbred horse racing.
Attraction details
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Sights & Landmarks, Casinos & Gambling
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: Popular track for thoroughbred horse racing.
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New Orleans, LA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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249 reviews 249 reviews
84 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Albany, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Georgia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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21 reviews 21 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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