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Tampa Bay Downs

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Address: 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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Fun afternoon.

We went to Tampa Bay Downs for an afternoon and really enjoyed it. We were only betting two to four dollars per race so we really aren't track people, however, it was very fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
aprilc289
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Westland
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Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's such a low budget day out - I love going! There is lots to see, many places to sit both inside and outside and lots of food and drink available while you are there. Try a warmer cool day though - you'll enjoy being able to go outside and the horses love the weather when it's not too hot.

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Thank L S
Westland
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Tampa Bay Downs for an afternoon and really enjoyed it. We were only betting two to four dollars per race so we really aren't track people, however, it was very fun. It was very easy to learn how to place bets and service at betting window was very good and helpful. We felt it was an inexpensive... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there 2 times and really enjoy ourselves playing the horses. It is fun and you can make a $2.00 bet and you can play for your horses to show and that covers you for Win place or show. So no matter if he comes in 1,2,3, you will win something. I like to go because I love... More 

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niagara falls, ontario, canada
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220 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at this track and it was a great experience! Beautiful horses. Very organized. Clean facilities. Helpful and courteous staff. Decent food for a venue such as this. A group of nine of us spent the day here and 4 of us came home with winnings!

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Thank Screwball
Tampa, Florida
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105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never bet on horse racing but it was exciting watching everyone else get so pumped up. The view was great. It was easy to read up on the horses and place your bets on the computer. I would go again.

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Thank rjjarmon
Bradenton, Florida
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87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a whim on a Saturday and caught a full 12 race day. Lots of fun and excitement. Feel far away from the turf track but love that they parade by on the dirt before every race. the grandstand was a little gross and uncleaned for the day. Wanted to hose off after sitting there a few minutes. Along... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to spend an afternoon, especially on a beautiful sunny breezy February afternoon with temps in the mid 70's. Amazingly clean, well run facility with a lot of excellent and inexpensive food options. Deli sandwiches were truly exceptional value, and the barbeque pork sandwiches at the hot dog bar were awesome. Would definitely come back again.... More 

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Thank FerdieFussbudget
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went and had a great time. Nice sunny day so we sat outside, drank a few beers and placed a couple of bets. The clubhouse was clean and the staff were friendly. We didn't win a dime but the horses were beautiful and the weather was perfect.

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Thank Eric S
Trinity, Florida
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my most common spot to play simply because of the location. Hard Rock and Derby are a much farther drive. Over the times, I've got to know the staff fairly well. They are the best part of going there. Dealers and managers are great, super friendly. They take the time to get to know you. Action varies from... More 

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Thank rickbrennanrn
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Tampa Bay Downs yesterday and we had a great time. They charged $3 to enter, gave us a free truckers cap and the place was buzzing with energy. We were able to see the horses up close and personal before the race and see them cross the finish line right in front of our eyes. They have several... More 

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