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Tampa Bay Downs

#26 of 197 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
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Alot of fun, if you like that kind of thing

We've been to several dog tracks in the southeast. This one is not really any different than Ebro... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marjorie P
Atlanta, Georgia
Fun time!

Great track, plenty of parking, good prices on drinks and food. Fun time for all and family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tara W
Clearwater, Florida
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  • Very good47%
  • 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
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to several dog tracks in the southeast. This one is not really any different than Ebro or the old VictoryLand. Expect the same thing, same dining (not much in the way of good food, just bar type food). Limited beers/drinks. But hey, you're...More

Thank Marjorie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great track, plenty of parking, good prices on drinks and food. Fun time for all and family friendly.

Thank Tara W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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 22 June 2017

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
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7 May 2017|
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Response from JNPJRP | Reviewed this property |
Non smoking inside. Smoking is allowed outside.
2 March 2017|
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.
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.