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Fair Grounds Race Course

#140 of 358 things to do in New Orleans Features Animals
1751 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70119
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Very classy

Very classy, I felt out of place. Was fun watching the ostriches races but other then that was not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heidi M
via mobile
Not the best race track, but not the worst

We went on their biggest day of the year --- the Louisiana Derby, and actually the day before as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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Popular track for thoroughbred horse racing.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“race track” (10 reviews)
“jazz fest” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1751 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70119
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ecfoster
Reviewed 7 May 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

Thank RichardUpshall
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went to the races for the first time. Paid the $10 for clubhouse admission. Jermaine was a great server. My wife had the special pan seared drum that was cooked to perfection!! Much better than many places in the city. Also came ahead for the...More

Thank tbII
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I found this track very easy to access. Great views from the grandstand and go seat pricing. I did not venture to the casino, so food was scarce on the track side of things. Very clean and the horses were beautiful to watch. I would...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Many times race tracks attached to casinos are not that nice, but that is not the case of Fairgrounds. The place was lovely, very clean and people were very nice. They could do with a few more food options but didn't keep us from having...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Used to visit the Fairgrounds with family for years, but haven't been back in awhile. Visited over the holidays: the facility (the track, the paddock, the clubhouse) is nice and generally well maintained (and we liked that someone would come to the tables to take...More

Thank Freebird2007
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Our family opted to visit the Fairgrounds for the first time on Thanksgiving Day. It is fun and unique for the racing experts and novices alike. The facility is beautiful. Wait staff and ticket agents are pleasant and helpful. The circular paddock offers opportunity to...More

Thank kensmith40
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Great in the sun or in the rain. Bring your chair and hat. Stay cool and dry in the Jazz, Gospel, Blues or Economy tents. Ready for next year!

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I'd never been to a race track before, and this place is a good one for a first visit! We had a great day at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course! We came on a gorgeous day, which is a big part of the...More

Thank bradshawgirl
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19 February 2017|
Response from Carolyn W | Reviewed this property |
Website says no pets allowed.