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Fairmount Park

#4 of 10 things to do in Collinsville Features Animals
9301 Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL 62234
+1 314-436-1516
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Fun for all!!!

An inexpensive evening out and a ton of fun for the entire family! We paid 2.50 to enter and then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Litchfield, Illinois
via mobile
Live Horse Racing

We like to go to the Tuesday afternoon races. You can go upstairs for good food or you can sit in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Illinois, United States
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9301 Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL 62234
+1 314-436-1516
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An inexpensive evening out and a ton of fun for the entire family! We paid 2.50 to enter and then you can chose to watch the horse races or bet on the horses too. Eat in the restaurant or buy a hotdog. Sit inside or...More

Thank beachliker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to go to the Tuesday afternoon races. You can go upstairs for good food or you can sit in the grandstands, either one is fun. The food is good and very reasonable.

Thank Z5798LGwilliamj
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Good cheap entertainment. Few bucks to get in, $3 16 0z beer specials and lots of eating possibilities. Comfortable outside seating near the finish line and down the stretch. Four restaurants Not Churchill Downs or Oaklawn Park but races every 22 minutes keep the loyal...More

Thank swilby45
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went to Fairmont park on Kentucky Derby day. There were 9 live races and then the Kentucky Derby on the big screen. It was crowded and a bit confusing for a first timer but we met some people and had a good time. We...More

Thank hallercf
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to go. Kid friendly pretty much. Just a few minutes from St Louis. Two sides left is grandstand right is club house. Pay more to go into club house. To left is outside area with seating or bring your own lawn chair. Also...More

1  Thank TarisTravels
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fairmount is an excellent opportunity to watch thoroughbreds race up close. You can preview the horses in the paddock before each race, run to the windows to place your bet, and still be in the stands or at the finish line to view the end...More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love to go with friends on Tuesday afternoons in the summer! $20 will let ya make a $2 bet on 8 races, a hot dog and a beer! Hidden gem for sure!

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Tuesday afternoon provides a great family activity to take kids to the track. See the horses up close in the paddock. Good and beverage specials as well. Check dates for available dates. Can be hot out in the grandstand, dress accordingly.

Thank jsrd
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Where else can you win a decent amount of money on a $2 bet? Plus, the staff are very pleasant and make sure you have a good time--even when you are losing. Great buffet restaurant with good food and an excellent view of the track....More

Reviewed 26 November 2016

Have been to Horse Hooky Tuesdays, Party at the Park, and Saturday nights at Black Stallion Room and First Turn Cafe. Always a fun time with friends or family. The buffet is pretty good with a decent variety of dishes and a huge selection of...More

Thank Ruffian72
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much does it cost for admission on the different days?
3 June 2017|
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Response from jsrd | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday afternoon races are very economical. $1.00 admission specials on hot dogs and soda "Horse hooky Tuesday "
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What happens with this Crappy Weather! Do the Ponies still run?
20 May 2017|
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Response from swilby45 | Reviewed this property |
The races will go on unless there is lightning or the track becomes unsafe. The racing stewards will decide, sometimes the jockeys object to the conditions of the track and won't ride but that is very rare.