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Prairie Meadows

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1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
+1 800-325-9015
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It used to be if you spent money in a casino, you be were valued be as a guest, at pm, they act as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jodi D
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Loud but fun

been in a few times, played the slots. The best games are always busy and seem to have a lines. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JetMecGirl
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Prairie Meadows is the premier destination for gaming and entertainment in the Midwest. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action, we have every game you'll want to play this side of Vegas. Whether you enjoy the latest slot machine or your favorite table games, Prairie Meadows has everything you need to get your game on. Win place or show,there's nothing like the heart-pounding thrill of live racing on our one-mile racetrack. Join us for live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing every April - October. It's pure excitement start to finish. Casino action, live horse racing, a variety of dining options and great entertainment are waiting for you at Prairie Meadows.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“horse races” (23 reviews)
“live racing” (5 reviews)
“nice casino” (13 reviews)
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1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
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+1 800-325-9015
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"live racing"
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"nice casino"
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"non smoking area"
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"table games"
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"shuttle service"
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"fun place"
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"service was great"
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"lots of fun"
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"poker room"
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"des moines"
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"horses"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It used to be if you spent money in a casino, you be were valued be as a guest, at pm, they act as if you are imposing on them in "their" house. I am a frequent visitor , and I've never been so rudely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been in a few times, played the slots. The best games are always busy and seem to have a lines. I like live tables and not paying crazy just to sit at them.

Thank JetMecGirl
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Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to see what they had to offer.The casino is clean and large.There is a great choice of slots.Friendly staff and promotions for new members.Well worth a stop.Also live racing!Plenty of parking.Hotel looks nice.

Thank David S
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Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting! We hope you can make it back out during out live racing season. It begins on April 26!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with first visit to the casino. Visiting from MN. Probably the cleanest casino I've been in. Not smoky at all. What I was most excited about was being able to play craps. Something not available in MN. Overall the place is beautiful and...More

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Prairie M, other at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and leaving a review! It's great to hear your positive feedback about the variety of gaming options. We work hard to make sure everyone has fun! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The family had Christmas Day brunch at the conference center. It was a lovely experience. There was a wide variety of breakfast and dinner choices. We were able to have reservations for a large party of family members at 2 pm. No one was rushed,...More

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Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us at Triple Crown Buffet! We are glad you enjoyed the variety and friendly staff. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Had a multi day conference here. Nice venue. Place was clean. Food was decent. Can handle very large groups.

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Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the accommodations and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We visited here on a weekend trip and went on 3 different occasions during that trip. We had a fantastic time, each visit! This is the least smokey casino I have ever been in. There are smokers there, but the ventilation system is top notch....More

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Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the variety of gaming options! We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We attended a Conference held at the hotel. We stayed in a Junior King Suite and it was a very nice room. TV/Microwave are always a plus. Bed was big and comfy. One of the TV's didn't seem to work, but we never really needed...More

Thank David V
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Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed the accommodations, dining options, and gaming! Thank you again, we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Nice little spot to drop by to watch some horseback racing. AJ's dining is in here as well. In addition there are a plethora of games if that is your thing. They also occasionally get in some pretty good concerts and comedians. The latest hotel...More

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for visiting! It's great to hear you enjoy the horse racing, AJ's Steakhouse, and our entertainment options. We appreciate you taking to time to leave a review. See you next time!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Had to try our luck at the casino. No horse races during our visit. The casino is also a hotel with very nice rooms but has raised their rates so we no longer stay here. The buffet is good too. Parking is convenient. This area...More

Thank Marilyn R
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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for visiting us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the buffet and convenient parking. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for Prairie Gold Rewards during your next visit. As a member you will receive discounts on the hotel and special...More

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Response from riderhorse | Reviewed this property |
Around 10:30 pm
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Response from Guitarjess | Reviewed this property |
At the times of the year races happen, they go until about 11pm.
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