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Tampa Bay Downs

#24 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
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Great facility for horse racing!

We love watching the horse races at the Downs. The facility is accessible via 6-laned Race Track... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Russ A
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Tampa, Florida
KENTUCKY DERBY

We go the track at least 3 times a year, Kentucky Derby, so we can make our bets for the Derby and... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
vngonz
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Oldsmar, Florida
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“horse racing” (37 reviews)
“finish line” (9 reviews)
“live racing” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 23:00
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11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

We love watching the horse races at the Downs. The facility is accessible via 6-laned Race Track Road and has plenty of parking. The easiest parking solution is to pay $5 for valet. Club level admission is only $3 and provides air-conditioned seating, easy restroom...More

2  Thank Russ A
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We go the track at least 3 times a year, Kentucky Derby, so we can make our bets for the Derby and to drink Mint Julip's.. This is usually the last day of live racing in Tampa, as it just gets to hot for everyone...More

2  Thank vngonz
Reviewed 23 June 2016

love to come and watch the horses every year. Have fun gambling on them. also has a poker room if you love to play cards. have refreshment area for food and drinks. Always big days when several horses are trying to make it into the...More

1  Thank Teegra2015
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We have attended the races twice when in town. The kids love the competition and seeing the horses. Always a good day at the track.

1  Thank jlnonte
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The Tampa Bay Downs Race in Tampa, FL is a nice track to visit. There was no live races the day we were there. There are three floors with a view of the track. Each floor is unique of the others. There are also live...More

Thank grammywren
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had such a fun day at the track. Even though it was unseasonably cold at the time, we made the best of it. Easy to get around, and lots of seating. There is a really good (and reasonably priced) sandwich shop there too!

Thank travelbug0909
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Decided to go to the race's on Saturday at Tampa for a change of scenery and i am glad we did,we had a great day,free parking and $2 entry fee .we only stayed for 6 out of the 9 races due to having a 2...More

2  Thank Ben H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

If you haven't been to the downs you should make a trip there. Its a small venue so getting around is real easy. The areas are clean and the staff is really nice. Food and drinks are reasonable and the variety is good. You are...More

1  Thank GrammyV3
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Fun place for all the family - even the kids, they can see the horses. Food was good and very reasonable.

Thank DEMEHR
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My friend who lives in Tampa took me to the track after a morning of fishing for a few races, what a great track, clean, efficient and very reasonable concessions, Draft Beer for $2.50! The folks working there were among the friendliest i have found...More

Thank KingGeorgeJoe
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anita_henri2
Is Tampa Bay Downs non-smoking?
7 May 2017|
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Response from JNPJRP | Reviewed this property |
Non smoking inside. Smoking is allowed outside.
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ELetts
Is there an age restriction?
1 March 2017|
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Response from rickbrennanrn | Reviewed this property |
Not to sit and watch the races. Obviously, have to be 18 to bet but kids sit in the stand with their parents.
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woodyd33
Do they race in the rain?
23 February 2017|
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Response from Screwball | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do race in the rain. Nice covered grandstand so very comfortable to watch the races.
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