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Prairie Meadows

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Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
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+1 800-325-9015
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Prairie Meadows is the premier destination for gaming and entertainment in...

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.

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Way to pass the evening

Casino is pretty big, bigger than we expected. Girl at customer service was a little confusing. We asked if there were other floors and she said no, but there are 1$ blackjack... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Il
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Prairie Meadows is a beautiful facility with a casino, hotel, concert venue and a horse track. There are plenty of restaurants to eat at too. We went to the horse races and had a great time. It's a clean, and well taken care of facility that really caters to kids. The thoroughbreds were running on the Friday evening we were... More 

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Thank caweber4
Ramsey, Minnesota
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is lots to do at Prairie Meadows. There is plenty of seating inside and out to enjoy the horse racing. The complex is very clean which is unusual for a racetrack. There is no smoking in the seating area inside which makes it enjoyable. The casino area is large and also very clean. There are large no smoking areas... More 

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Thank RRH01
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. We're thrilled to hear all of your positive feedback on our cleanliness, dining options, and variety of gaming options! We hope to see you again soon. More 

st. joseph, mo
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113 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I played VP 2 nights in a row, couple hours each night and couldn't get 1 4 of a kind. That's ridiculous. And when I tried to switch machines it couldn't pay me out because the machine was out of paper. It took them almost 30 minutes to give me my money so I could move to another machine. I... More 

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Thank biggsy3
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and providing feedback. We apologize for the delay in providing you with your receipt. Our team is aware of the situation and will take steps to prevent it from happening in the future. We hope you give us another try. We're sorry to hear about your luck on the video poker machines. Please note our... More 

Ottumwa, Iowa
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83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Prairie Meadows Casino and Hotel often. It is a beautiful facility with great restaurants. One of our favorite restaurants in the Des Moines area is AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows. Great food and great service.

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Thank Traveler13333
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Prairie Meadows as your entertainment destination. It's great to hear AJ's is a favorite of yours! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. More 

Lincoln
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the lunch buffet which was excellent value, discounted for casino members. The choices were extensive and the prime rib and ribs were very good. A large salad and dessert range were also available as were soft drinks and coffee. After lunch some of our party wished to visit the casino for an hour. My 23 year old... More 

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Thank Fly320Lincoln
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the buffet at Triple Crown! I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's trouble getting onto the casino floor. We only accept specific forms of ID to comply with state and federal regulations. If we do not comply we could be subject to thousands of dollars in fines. Unfortunately, photocopies... More 

Chicago, Il
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casino is pretty big, bigger than we expected. Girl at customer service was a little confusing. We asked if there were other floors and she said no, but there are 1$ blackjack tables upstairs. There are non smoking areas which is nice. Did not play any slots, did play the dollar bj but bets had to be 1$ plus 25... More 

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Thank kpc08
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and providing us with feedback regarding your experience. We apologize for the confusion you experienced! Because our property is so big, we have several initiatives in place to help our guests find their way around. There is one full (main) gaming floor on Level 2, but as you found out we also have the Sports Pit... More 

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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where there is so much to do, personally the live horse racing is my favorite, the pageantry and beauty and just a blast of a time. You can go outside by the track or there is room inside to watch within the comfort of air conditioning. Of course there a giant casino too..lol. The staff is... More 

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Thank HonestJJReviews
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the live racing and were satisfied with your service. We hope you join us again soon. More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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420 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a complex of a big hotel, a horse race track, a gambling casino with all kinds of adult games and a first class restaurant and bar and an entertainment center with nationally known entertainers holding special event concerts. It is well publicized. It is a huge, beautiful building. It is very busy 24 hours a day 7 days... More 

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Thank david_hance_iowa
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us! You are correct, we are open 24/7 and have a ton of promotions, events, and specials every day! Our live racing season just kicked off last night, and will continue through mid-October. We hope you stop by again soon! More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They do not give you free drinks for gambling. I've never heard of that. And the machines don't pay out, at all.

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Thank Britton M
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. You are correct - we don't provide free alcoholic beverages in a effort to uphold our proud partnership with Responsible Gaming. We take our duty to encourage responsible gaming seriously, and when guests are intoxicated that effort is compromised. We do offer non-alcoholic complimentary beverages and have three full service bars available to our guests... More 

United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We stay at Prarie Meadows whenever possible. The Prarie Gold Club is awesome! They do an amazing job making sure your every need is met. We have never had a bad room in all of our stays! We have always been met with nothing but kindness from every employ we have had contact with. We highly recommend staying and playing... More 

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Thank Jody R
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay and play at Prairie Meadows. We are thrilled to hear about your positive experiences! It's also great to hear you're a Prairie Gold Rewards member. Our members receive some of the finest benefits in the Midwest, and we're glad you're taking advantage of those perks! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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