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Arlington Park

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Our Favorite Track!

We've been to horse tracks all over the country and this is our favorite by far. It's clean and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Decatur, Illinois
Arlington park horse racing at its finest !

This place offers doorway to fun, excitement, in a upscale environment and no matter if you win or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Schaumburg, Illinois
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927, when more than 20,000 fans braved the cold weather to celebrate the event in high style. Since then, Arlington International has become a...more
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2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1004
+1 847-385-7500
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm suprised they haven't started charging for parking, because it seems greed has taken over here. The $10 regular entry isn't too bad - but what nerve to charge people for trying to save by bringing in a cooler or food bag. Guess they don't...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been to horse tracks all over the country and this is our favorite by far. It's clean and well maintained and simply gorgeous! We are seniors and so appreciate that it only costs us $4.00 to get in and free parking is a short...More

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offers doorway to fun, excitement, in a upscale environment and no matter if you win or not, you will come out ahead.

Thank jimwayne77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beauty is the word for the grounds of Arlington Park. The grounds are so well maintained and lovely. Parking is reasonable, seating is reasonable, but water and food...not so much! We were also amazed to find that the windows are now being run by computers...More

Thank emerald307
Reviewed 14 July 2018

One of the cleanest, nicest tracks I've been to. I saw many families there. Concessions a little pricey but not surprising.

Thank JoeyH01
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Arlington Park Track remains the gold standard in the Midwest for either serious or simply fun seeking horseracing fans alike. The track is clean, safe, and spacious with plenty of dining options (try the Cowboy Grill on level 3) and plenty of betting stations for...More

Thank scottagordonsg
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This is our 5th year celebrating my friend's birthday at Arlington. We reserve 3-4 tables outside in a covered area. We bring coolers of food and beverages $8 charge, and have a blast!!!

Thank jodez2017
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

A great place for lunch and lots of fun watching the horses run. Food was great. Couldn't find a bad place to watch. Staff was wonderful. Friendly and helpful. Next time we are in the Chicago area, we will probably go back.

Thank JohnRay2
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I grew up in Arlington Hts. & I work here in the summer months. It's a wonderful way to spend time outside, look at the beautiful horses, and listen to live bands. I highly recommended going here especially on a Friday afternoon or Saturday. Sunday...More

Thank Julianamarie13
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Been to Arlington Park Race Course .... several times and had a awesome experience and also won some money...Fun place to go.

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13 August 2018|
Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
In the general areas, yes.
13 August 2018|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
Unless you have specific reservations, then everything would be first come, first served. For the best seating, I would get there early, maybe not an hour, but at least a half hour. On a busy weekend, or top races, you... More
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
Free Parking is located throughout the park in lots A, part of B, parts of E and F. Preferred Parking ($5) is located parts of lot B and E. Valet Parking ($10) is available at the Clubhouse entrance on the west end of the... More