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Tampa Bay Downs

#26 of 198 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
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Day at the track

I don't gamble, but seeing these beautiful creatures was so fun. We went on a Wednesday and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carla I
Great B Track

It is amazing this track is still in existence with the advent of so many gambling establishments... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim G
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Bradenton, Florida
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse racing” (38 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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+1 813-855-4401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't gamble, but seeing these beautiful creatures was so fun. We went on a Wednesday and admission was free! Exciting to watch even if you don't bet.

Thank Carla I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is amazing this track is still in existence with the advent of so many gambling establishments and off track betting in the state of Florida; dog racing is all but gone and horse tracks are on the decline, Gulf Stream is still hanging in...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fun way to spend an afternoon watching the horses, having a few drinks and collecting your winnings!! Upstairs poker room that has been enjoyed several evenings. Food is good, service is inconsistent unless you are a "known regular" in my opinion. Nice covered bandstand for...More

Thank ccisme
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,...More

1  Thank William S
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

Thank ifolk5851
Reviewed 27 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,...More

1  Thank divaonthego2017
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank TruthAboutRestaurant
Reviewed 23 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...More

1  Thank C C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Small track but big on expierence. We felt like we were back enjoying the real track expierence without all the bells and whistles!! We truly enjoyed the day. Food and service was wonderful in the upstairs bar and grill.

Thank Ginny0327
Reviewed 11 May 2017

When you have had enough of Disney or the beach have a day at the races. The track is quite casual compared to British horse racing. Plenty of space. Snack bar, hotdogs, bar etc easily available. Very friendly people who explained how to bet and...More

Thank islam0rada
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anita_henri2
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
2 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
24 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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