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Emerald Downs

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Fun family day at the horse races

We try to go once a year with the family. Fun to see the horses up close and to see them race... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Auburn, Washington
Beautiful Establishment

I went there for a dog sent trial. They have many events there during off racing time. It is a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
White Salmon, Washington
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All reviews horse races whole family face painting sunny day fun family mt rainier reserved seats run around an umbrella on friday nights free program fun filled day lots of fun spend an afternoon food truck summer months beautiful facility
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to go once a year with the family. Fun to see the horses up close and to see them race. Kids love the food and they have free kids stuff on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer months. If you call ahead of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gonzales101
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I went there for a dog sent trial. They have many events there during off racing time. It is a beautiful facility with gambling on other races showing on TV. I want to go back and watch the racing, the track looks amazing. I don't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Turoquise
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We just wanted to settle in for the afternoon, watch the horses run and have a prime rib. Everything was very pleasant.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank QCao009
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a night out that’s more than just a dinner and a movie. This is the perfect solution for your date nights!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alethead2016
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This was the first time i had been to the "horse races" in 20 years. I had been to the old track, but Emerald Downs was great.... clean, well laid out, easy access to food and drink, very friendly and helpful staff. Not much of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larrybfive
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I am a real horseracing fan and have been to tracks all over the country so when visiting the Seattle area had to check out Emerald Downs. Had a very pleasant experience throughout the facility. We did the tour in the morning and it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carl B
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Ive lived in WA for over 10 years and never went to emerald down and finally this year for my birthday i brought 8 adults with me .. it was just terrible .. at the Rainier restaurant half of our orders didnt even make it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EmeraldDowns, Manager at Emerald Downs, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

We saw your review on another site as well and we are so sorry you had such a bad dining experience. We don’t want this to be your last experience so I’m hoping you will give us another try and let us make this up...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Took daughter and son in law along with 2 year old granddaughter to Emerald Downs. They had complimentary pony rides, face painting, and of corse horse racing. Granddaughter loved the racing the best. Nice afternoon outing for whole family.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Frank S
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Came for a family night out. Had Groupon coupons with $40 In dining. Stayed inside in restaurant on 5th floor. Ordered French dips and almond chicken with fried rice. Both excellent. It was WSU/UW alumni night (Go Cougs!!) Which included $1 12oz beers (oh yeah)....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KevinL36553258
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We went to the horse race track again, during our stay in Seattle with our family,and it happened to be Corgi day at the track, it was very cute to see the little dogs race on the track to get to their owners and also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Timetravler2014
EmeraldDowns, Manager at Emerald Downs, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

It was a fun day! Thanks for attending.

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Alex L
January 29, 2019|
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Response from Turoquise | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Gig Harbor so we didnt need other transportation. Uber is always available.
August 13, 2018|
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Response from EmeraldDowns | Property representative |
We have done the Corgi races on the first weekend in August the last two years. We check with the local Corgi clubs to make sure there’s no conflict with another event before we finalize the dates.
August 8, 2018|
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Response from EmeraldDowns | Property representative |
Only service dogs are permitted.
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