Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans

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Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is the third-oldest racetrack in America. The track is located in New Orleans and also houses a 600-game slots casino. Fair Grounds annually hosts a number of major events that are part of the fabric of the city's rich cultural history, including Thanksgiving Day racing, the Louisiana Derby and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell.

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  • We have watched many horse races on TV over the years and my wife has become an avid fan. While in New Orleans over the Christmas holidays, we took in a live race at the Fair Grounds track. What a gre...  more »
  • 12-16-17 Supa Sunday. My kids ages 9 and 12 has never been to a race. They were welcomed with open arms and had a great time Everyone was beyond nice. Great family fun  more »
  • By far the best kept secret in N.O. No entrance except for a few special days. Even then $5 gets you in the door. Want to see N.O. characters and maybe win some money? This is the place. Good food and...  more »
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  • We were pleasantly surprised! We came to see our first horse races ona Friday afternoon and were greeted by people who graciously instructed us on how to place our bets and told us what was going to happen around us that we could choose to to enjoy as we wanted. Loved the horses being walked right up to where we were standing to view before placing our wagers. An employee from the track also checked on us and helped show us important things to notice in the program and to explain what was happening in the races. The bathrooms at the track are the cleanest public bathrooms I have ever been in! The drinks in the bar were weak, but it was attached to the casino so it was not a surprise. Fun experience! Would highly recommend for entertainment.
  • Besides hosting New Orleans jazz and heritage fest, there is also horse racing here locally. Season starts on Thanksgiving and runs through early April. Definitely splurge and get into the clubhouse and if possible book a table. Makes it easier to spend a day there without standing in line for food or drinks every time you want something. You can also place bets from your table. While the food is good it isn't anything to write home about. Definitely and all day outting or great way to spend Thanksgiving.
  • It is a clean, smoke-free place to play video slots. The staff are helpful and friendly, the food is great and the restrooms are always clean. It would have gotten all 5 stars, but I lost my money.
  • Came here for my company's Christmas party. It was awesome. The food was amazing. Would come here again.
  • Thanksgiving dinner was hardly ample for the cost...Not to mention they ran out of pumpkin pie almost right away...The service was pretty good but not top notch for a venue charging so much..The venue itself is nice and seating was great..
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