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“Nice Way to Spend an Afternoon”
Review of Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs
Ranked #26 of 198 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
Level 6 Contributor
1,138 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
“Nice Way to Spend an Afternoon”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a beautiful little horse racing track.Because of the decline of people attending the races they had to open poker rooms.Most days the grandstand is half empty,but it gets busier during the tourist season.During the month of March they have their biggest races and best horses.They get the New York crowd,who come to see the Yankees and some still remember when the Steinbrenner family owned the track.

Visited August 2013
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217 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Dumpy and Dirty”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

The Tampa Bay Downs Race Track could use some new management. The track just recently upgraded to flat screen televisions. They are way behind the curve. The poker room is comfortable and the food is decent. Service is usually good and they have an area for pari-mutuel gamblers. The grandstand is in need of updating. The place really shows its age. The clubhouse is not bad, but even that is dated and in need of freshening up. It seems like they are really tightening the purse strings and in doing so they might be choking off customers. Many of my friends now go to Derby Lane to play cards.

Visited August 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Watch the horses run.”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

It was kind of crowded, and I believe it was some special day for racing, food was great and we all had a great time.

Visited November 2012
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
316 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“day at the track”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

fun way to spend an afternoon. parking is easy, food average. chance to sit close to the action on the track.

Visited April 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“did my horse cross the line!!! LOL”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Awesome atmosphere. Always love coming to this track!!!!!!!! Place is always maintained and clean. parking is easy and within walking distance.

Visited May 2013
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