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“Very fun place”

Fair Grounds Race Course
Ranked #138 of 352 things to do in New Orleans
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Popular track for thoroughbred horse racing.
Georgia
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169 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Very fun place”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Plenty to do if you're looking for entertainment other than jazz etc of the French Quarter. From slots to betting on horses, there's lots of excitement. Food is good also. Try the night races for a new twist at the race track.

Visited February 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“jazzfest 2013”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

love the music not the lines for the bathrooms great place to take photos and spend time with friends look to get a brass pass if you're serious about this festival and know that the crowds can get rowdy one of the best festivals in the world for music!

Visited May 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice track”
Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

The race track was very nice. If you are a tourist you should definately catch a cab. The neighborhood surrounding the track is not the best. Trying to get a cab back to our place was a nightmare. We used the designated cab phone at the track. Called all 4 cab companies. Put on hold or told to call back in 10 minutes. After an hour of waiting we walked out on the street and hailed a cab. Not cool for tourists.

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Akers, Louisiana
1 review
“Fun for everyone”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Our group consisted of those who wished to gamble and those who just wanted to see the horses run. There were kids ranging from 8-12 in our group and they had a blast. The admission (free most days for the grandstand) is very family friendly. Corned beef poor boys and red beans w/ rice were very much up to New Orleans standards. Parking was also free. What a great day out with grandkids!

Visited August 2012
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Mandeville, LA
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111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A day at the races”
Reviewed 7 September 2012

A great venue for watching horse races, gambling, eating. The course has been upgraded over the years and is a very neat place to visit.

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