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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

#13 of 78 things to do in Hot Springs Features Animals
2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
+1 800-625-5296
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Free, friendly and close to town

The track is fun: free to get in, full of decent food at fairly reasonable prices and comfortable... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Tami_Sutcliffe
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McKinney, Texas
Horse races awesome...casino not so much

The horse races were so much fun. The casino was okay. My husband got up from his first game... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Emily W
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“horse racing” (82 reviews)
“slot machines” (29 reviews)
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2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
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+1 800-625-5296
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The track is fun: free to get in, full of decent food at fairly reasonable prices and comfortable (clean bathrooms, lots of bleacher seating and elevators to get to the top floors.) There is a lot of cigarette smoke, but you can always duck outside....More

Thank Tami_Sutcliffe
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The horse races were so much fun. The casino was okay. My husband got up from his first game without grabbing his voucher (not realizing there were vouchers b/c other casinos you just need card). A man stole his voucher and even though the casino...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Parking was kind of expensive, but it was not far from the track. The track has a large indoor area and plenty of outdoor space, and you can easily get right up on the rail to watch.

Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Much bigger than we expected!!!! Do NOT wait in line for box seating!!!! 3rd level reserved seats are perfect!!!

1  Thank ahowell41
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The casino is your standard fare of slot machines, however the table games were odd. The table games did not have human dealers, they were either a video screen depicting a dealer at the blackjack table or the roulette wheel under a dome and controlled...More

Thank Sheldon B
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Love going to the races and watching the horses work out. Can get very busy on the weekends or big race day (Arkansas Derby can get 60,000 people). Race season starts in January thru to April. They also have a great free tour of the...More

Thank UBPFC
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place is great for people watching. We had a great time placing bets and drinking by beer. Couple of things that I would change: get rid of the men's room attendants, there is no need for them; move the craft beer bar away from...More

2  Thank Live_your_experience
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Been there many times. Several bathing large pools at different temperatures. I am glad they make everybody to take shower. Working people is very nice. Shank bar is open certain days. Food is great and cheep. I recommend to and body. Bring you beach shoes...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Enjoyed the racing track facilities. Easy to maneuver around the track area outside to watch the finish of the races Easy to place bets. Food is wonderful.

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a great track with really good horses and a great vibe. From Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones to Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah, they have raced here. You can get up close and personal with future Kentucky Derby Horses in a family friendly...More

Thank Razorback_Ed
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John F
22 June 2017|
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Response from Oaklawn_Jockey_Club | Property representative |
Hy John, Give us a call at 1(800)OAKLAWN ext. 350 and we will be able to look into your account and fix the problem. Thanks.
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Mark L
9 April 2017|
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Response from Jamie M | Reviewed this property |
Wow! Good for you! Those are great seats! It will be super crowded, but you will have a fun time regardless! Wear comfy shoes!!!! Lots of walking and stairs to climb! Enjoy and GOOD LUCK!🐎🐎🐎
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Dorothy C
24 March 2017|
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Response from Oaklawn_Jockey_Club | Property representative |
Yes, all ages are allowed to see the races. You must be 18 to wager and 21 to enter the game room.
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