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Fair Grounds Race Course

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Address: 1751 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70119
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Popular track for thoroughbred horse racing.

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An enjoyable day with a surprinsgly good lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 day with the horses. All in all very enjoyable

Thank tbII
Austin, MN
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 have liked a gift shop for a trinket or two.

Thank Cindy W
Lexington, Kentucky
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 a fabulous time!

Thank Carolyn W
San Francisco, Ca
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 the bets) but man oh man the food, drinks, and service in the clubhouse are... More 

Thank Freebird2007
New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 view the horses at close range. The Thanksgiving tradition is for men and women alike... More 

Thank kensmith40
New Orleans, Louisiana
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306 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
Jackson, Miss.
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442 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 experience. It's just lovely to be outside on a pretty day. Secondly, they were doing... More 

Thank bradshawgirl
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We spent a very fun Saturday at the Races. Walking around was easy, the staff is friendly and helpful. You can get very close to the horses, grooms, and jockeys. The betting machines are easy to understand. The downside, we ate dinner in the clubhouse. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive, but the food was marginal and expensive. There was... More 

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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

My wife and I had not been to a horse race in years and we were in New Orleans on a beautiful late February day so we decided to take a chance and go the races. The track is very nice, very well maintained, and well run so it was an enjoyable day. The track is connected to a casino... More 

Thank Larry096
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I admit that I've wanted to go to Fair Grounds Park since I read a kid's book about Black Gold fifty years ago. I was delighted to learn that the track's season coincided with my family's Christmas plans. The whole gang agreed to come along, and we couldn't have had a finer time. The club house was lovely. The betting... More 

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