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“Nice intimate track”
Review of Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs
Ranked #24 of 197 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

First, I'm not a gambler but they seemed to have that covered pretty well along with the ability to bet on races from other tracks.

What I liked about Tampa Downs was that it was easy to get in and out of, admission was $3, food and beverages were good and reasonably priced, and you could easily get right down to the rail and feel the power of the thoroughbreds racing by you. A fun, intimate park that is family friendly.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Fun for young & old. Stay as much or as little as you want. Friendly family crowd. Find a Groupon for extra deals

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

My husband and I have come here on several occasions to watch the Kentucky Derby via Simucast. I enjoy coordinating a dress, stilettoes, and yes - the hat is my favorite part.

Tampa Bay Downs blends the official drink of the Derby, a mint julip, and if you pay extra to have the drink served in an event glass, it makes for a nice souvenir to take home.

People watching is almost as much fun as wagering on and pulling for your favorite horse. It's fun to see all the different hats and outfits worn by those who choose to dress up and the excitement really heats up when the horses competing for the blanket of roses come out of the gate.

There is an excellent concession area to purchase fast food and snacks or if you really want to go all out and be in a private party room, you can purchase a ticket (rather pricey - I believe it's $100/person) and they sell out about a year in advance of the event. Someday we may splurge and do that, but instead we opted for a hot dog with all the fix-ins, which actually was pretty tasty.

We found ourselves involved in good conversation with others and really did have a lot of run.

The customer service that we received was outstanding and the prices for drinks and food were reasonable.

1  Thank divaonthego2017
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This track is for thoroughbred horse racing. Its easy to get to, plenty of parking. Admission is cheap, and its a fun time for the casual bettor. They have a buffet on weekends upstairs which is good. They also have a floor where there's a bar and you can bet and watch the TV's of the races, and in the main downstairs area they have food and beer stands that isn't too pricey, Tho it is a Race Track so won't be the cheapest around. At the Rail you can see the horses up close. Its a fun time for an afternoon, and you *may* even win a little money.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

i have emjoyed a full day of raciing there many a time , i enjoy the draft beer the prices are good. and its really gorgeous to sit with friend and have a waiter serve us in our seats. everything is reasonable priced and we don't gamble much so we enjoy the day, the horses the races a good time had by all

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