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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

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Address: 2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
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+1 800-625-5296

An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class...

An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.

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I love this old funky track

I am not a big horse race fan, but every few years I get the urge to come here. The track has been around for more than a 100 years. The horse racing is generally good, and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not a big horse race fan, but every few years I get the urge to come here. The track has been around for more than a 100 years. The horse racing is generally good, and the people watching is even better. I love the outside area where you can get almost on the rail to watch the horse... More 

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Bismarck, Arkansas
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm pleased to say the racing, food and atmosphere is very nice. The gambling or alternative word used in Arkansas is Gaming absolutely favors the house, extremely. Hot Springs is a good location for Oaklawn. Good luck, you'll need it.

Thank Nick S
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our outing to Oaklawn during racing season. We were lucky enough to have box seats and all our surrounding seat mates were friendly, adding to the excitement. Lines at the concession stands moved quickly and staff members worked hard and rapidly. Prices were reasonable for the venue. The betting lines were short and the people staffing them were... More 

Thank NieSam
Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and exciting atmosphere, the weather was perfect. Honest employees and courteous. It's a little hard to know how to bet or if you win, if your a first timer.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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170 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always go one or two saturdays during racing season. I've never been another day so I don't know much about that. But Saturdays are fun. Call ahead and get advanced reservations for seating (no indoor seating without them) but there's plenty plenty of room inside/outside to stand or walk around and watch the races or look around. There's also... More 

Thank Katy C
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was perfect and I really enjoyed the lawn. My only complaint comes from the long wait for the bar and food. It was Easter weekend but thirty minutes for a drink is excessive. I still had a great time.

Thank Angela C
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience at a horse racing facility so we entered not knowing how anything worked or what to expect. Staff at the information desk were great! They walked us through the process of bidding on a horse race and what everything meant. It was neat to see the horses come in to the observation area before the... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been years since I've come and I think Oaklawn is better than ever! The place was spotless when we walked in (early) to get the Box seats they sell when the ticket holders don't come. We sat on the finish line and had a great time. Before the races we spent about an hour in the casino and played... More 

Thank Jon M
Alexander, Arkansas
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A day at the race's is the most fun you can have this beautiful track offers the stepping stone to the Kenty derby watch the best horses in the world complete and offers some of the best food.

1 Thank Stacy W
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening at the casino. Multiple live music shows, great bartenders, dealers and staff. Casino floor was laid out nicely and very clean. We will be back.

1 Thank Baraboo_Born

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