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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  • August 9, 2017
    They have horse racing but the day we went the track was closed but we were able to watch it on the tvs and also place bets. But it was uncomfortable. The chairs were straight back. And pub style seat...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    Very classy, I felt out of place. Was fun watching the ostriches races but other then that was not my scenario. Very high scale place, very clean, very nice!  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    We went on their biggest day of the year --- the Louisiana Derby, and actually the day before as well. We were a little letdown I suppose but at the same time happy that we could get amazing seats at ...  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    I go every year for the music and crawfish bread. This was my daughter's first year and we will make this our annual "must do". Although my daughter's main objective was to watch Maroon 5, it was nice to see her dancing around to the different types of music.
  • May 7, 2017
    Great setup for Jazz Fest this year. We would have appreciated it more if y'all hadn't turned off the TVs right before the derby.
  • June 5, 2017
    Great for locals. Small and quaint. Clean and respectable.
  • May 2, 2017
    Jazz festival. Maroon five next day Tom Petty. All time great event.
  • May 5, 2017
    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been a great event. The diversity of people and venue and music. This is what America is all about.

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