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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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Love the horse races

Enjoy 2 days of horse racing every year. We tried going into the casino, but because of the smoky and crowded conditions, we left after 15 minutes.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We always go one or two saturdays during racing season. I've never been another day so I don't know much about that. But Saturdays are fun. Call ahead and get advanced reservations for seating (no indoor seating without them) but there's plenty plenty of room inside/outside to stand or walk around and watch the races or look around. There's also... More 

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Thank Katy C
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The weather was perfect and I really enjoyed the lawn. My only complaint comes from the long wait for the bar and food. It was Easter weekend but thirty minutes for a drink is excessive. I still had a great time.

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OSHKOSH
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was our first experience at a horse racing facility so we entered not knowing how anything worked or what to expect. Staff at the information desk were great! They walked us through the process of bidding on a horse race and what everything meant. It was neat to see the horses come in to the observation area before the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It's been years since I've come and I think Oaklawn is better than ever! The place was spotless when we walked in (early) to get the Box seats they sell when the ticket holders don't come. We sat on the finish line and had a great time. Before the races we spent about an hour in the casino and played... More 

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Alexander, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A day at the race's is the most fun you can have this beautiful track offers the stepping stone to the Kenty derby watch the best horses in the world complete and offers some of the best food.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great evening at the casino. Multiple live music shows, great bartenders, dealers and staff. Casino floor was laid out nicely and very clean. We will be back.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Enjoy 2 days of horse racing every year. We tried going into the casino, but because of the smoky and crowded conditions, we left after 15 minutes.

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1 Thank McKaygirl
Clarksdale, United States
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Oaklawn is a great place to go for horse racing! I would recommend going on Thursday, Friday or Sunday. Saturday is always packed. Staff is friendly and nice.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful day at the races. Oaklawn has lotsa great food, but you've gotta have a Rueben, for sure. I highly recommend getting reserved seats for convenience. They are cheap and well worth it. A great way to spend and afternoon in Hot Springs.

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1 Thank Steven T
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Here you can come to bet on the horses, eat just about any kind of food, or just have fun watching the people. We are not big betters ($2.00), but we usually break even by the end of the day. Even if we lose some, it is still a great way to spend a day.

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