Located 30 minutes north of Panama City Beach, at the intersection of Hwy 79 and Hwy 20, the track offers matinee (12:30pm) racing on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and evening (7:30pm) racing on Saturdays. There’s also a poker room that’s open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays noon to midnight. Admission is $2 and children 6 and under are free. The clubhouse costs an additional $2 and box seats cost another $1. Most resorts have coupons for free admission. This is especially important to remember when taking a large group or family, as these costs do add up.
If eating at the track, general admission gives you access to the regular snack bar, which offers hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, soda, and beer. There is greater variety in the lower level of the clubhouse, and more on the upper level.
During high tourist season, it may not matter what function you attend. But during less busy times, I recommend the Saturday functions. The matinees during the week are quite uninspiring during the off-season. The crowds are less than enthusiastic and the announcer sounds like he's ready for a siesta. The dogs, however, don't give a hoot what the crowd is like, if the announcer is asleep or in a coma, if it is raining cats . . . all they care about is getting that bunny.
In my whole life, I have never seen an animal give its all without being prodded, but these guys go for it with every fiber in their bodies from the time the gate opens until they touch that rabbit.
The park also has a retired racing greyhound adoption center located by the front gate entrance. A pet as a souvenir? It might catch on.