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Fair Grounds Race Course

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1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119-2133
+1 504-944-5515
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Excitement and Entertaining

Fair Grounds is landmark, but it is not the original building, the first one burned down, this is a... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
LA-Traveler70043
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Most Underrated Attraction in NOLA

The last time I visited the track was about 15 years ago. So when I went to New Orleans on my most... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
Christian P
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Houston, Texas
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America's 3rd oldest horse racing track located in the heart of New Orleans! Thoroughbred & exotic animal races, slots and simulcasting year-round!
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good53%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119-2133
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Fair Grounds is landmark, but it is not the original building, the first one burned down, this is a rebuild and you can tell Churchill Down took them over, the trademark is all around. Casino is nice and clean, staff friendly. If you have nothing...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

The last time I visited the track was about 15 years ago. So when I went to New Orleans on my most recent trip I made it priority number 1 on my to do list. A few things have changed over the last 15 years....More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

We have watched many horse races on TV over the years and my wife has become an avid fan. While in New Orleans over the Christmas holidays, we took in a live race at the Fair Grounds track. What a great experience! First the size...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

12-16-17 Supa Sunday. My kids ages 9 and 12 has never been to a race. They were welcomed with open arms and had a great time Everyone was beyond nice. Great family fun

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

By far the best kept secret in N.O. No entrance except for a few special days. Even then $5 gets you in the door. Want to see N.O. characters and maybe win some money? This is the place. Good food and excellent horse quality. Food...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

We went to the Fair Grounds Race Course during horse racing season. Its fun to go to. This horse track is the third oldest in the US and has been around since 1852.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

They have horse racing but the day we went the track was closed but we were able to watch it on the tvs and also place bets. But it was uncomfortable. The chairs were straight back. And pub style seating. If you put your feet...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Very classy, I felt out of place. Was fun watching the ostriches races but other then that was not my scenario. Very high scale place, very clean, very nice!

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

We went on their biggest day of the year --- the Louisiana Derby, and actually the day before as well. We were a little letdown I suppose but at the same time happy that we could get amazing seats at cheap prices. Having said that,...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

I was here for Jazz fest and I was surprised about how easy it was to get around when considering literally thousands of people attending. A 10 min walk out meant one could order an Uber, taxis were dotted around as well. Plenty of toilets...More

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nitabrown5
May 5, 2018|
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Response from LA-Traveler70043 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and No. When you say the Fairgrounds, are you meaning for a horserace or another event. If you are going to a Fairgrounds Event, I have seen backpacks there. But, other private events held at the Fairgrounds such as... More
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Sparkkay
January 2, 2018|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
Not year round. Starts week before Thanksgiving through last week of March.
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kyliesaute
February 19, 2017|
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Response from Carolyn W | Reviewed this property |
Website says no pets allowed.
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