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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

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Address: 2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
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An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class...

An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.

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I've lived within an hour of Oaklawn for 30 years and made my first trip to see the horses yesterday. There is lots of history since the track opened in 1903 and I went with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2016
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Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a night out and wanna spend some money. Great place to go and Gamble. Tight slots. Not your average casino. All electronic. Cold beer and great food.

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Arkansas
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381 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I've lived within an hour of Oaklawn for 30 years and made my first trip to see the horses yesterday. There is lots of history since the track opened in 1903 and I went with a veteran race fan and he showed me all the sights. Be sure and watch the jockeys saddle up before the races and get close... More 

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Thank KBD87
Carrollton, Mississippi
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Race day during the week is best, not shoulder to shoulder. Has free outside sitting, also can sit inside for reasonable fee if weather is not great. Food and beer are high but that is what to except. Nice place to have a days fun.

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Hoschton, Georgia, United States
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Penny and up but usually must play the Max.Video craps, roulette but dealer blackjack and 3 card.No real restaurants like big casinoes .

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Thank David A
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

we had an awesome experience. this place is amazing. it was clean, and the staff was friendly and informative.

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Central Florida, Florida
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174 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I have been coming here throughout the years. I moved to Florida a few years ago and last week I came home on vacation and visited Oaklawn. I am so glad I did. You can have fun for little money unless you want to go all in. Beautiful day of races, gaming, food and drinks! FUN!

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Thank GreenGables78
FORT SMITH, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Had a fun day at the track. Good bloody mary's and cold beer. Be sure to get a Turkey Sandwich. One of the biggest sandwiches i have ever eaten. Great place to people watch.

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Thank Max C
Harrison, Arkansas, United States
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy coming to Oaklawn! This time was the first time we learned we could get to the infield! That's where you need to be on a sunny day. Get the Reuben! It's the best!!!

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Thank Heather H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We do not drink or gamble but we found the races exciting and entertaining! The food was good. There was a variety of seating options - whether you wanted to seat on bleachers outside, sit inside, or stand at the rail, either on the infield or the outside edge. If you get there early, you can get $2 parking just... More 

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USA
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112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Beautiful Hot Springs. Horse racing runs from January to April. Easy parking. Most people come to watch the races live on Saturday with walk up seating easily available for about $2. Betting on your favorite color horse before the race is also 2 dollars with huge windows and big screen TVs to see if you get lucky. Races can run... More 

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