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Arlington Park

Address: 2200 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Phone Number: +1 847-385-7500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Owner description: Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October...
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Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
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Thu - Sun 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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 social destination and perfect summer hangout to watch and wager on the amazing sport of Thoroughbred horse racing! Arlington offers beautiful venues for everything from corporate outings to reunions to weddings, and it's the ideal spot for groups of friends to catch-up, watch the ponies and meet new people. From Miller Lite Party in the Park on Friday, to Miller Lite Horses & Hops on Saturdays, to Sunday Family Days presented by Daily Herald, it's always a great time!

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Chicago
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126 reviews 126 reviews
22 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Arlington Park continues to be a great way to spend a day in the sun with friends having a couple drinks and watching the horses. I admit that I'm only here 2 or 3 times a year and I have lived near the park my whole life. The grounds are beautiful and I typically spend my whole time here outdoors.... More 

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Arlington Heights
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I actually gamble very little but I love the ambiance. Their "attraction" days are fantastic. I love Kentucky Derby Day, million dollar day and of course the 4th of July. They really go all out to make these fantastic experiences. I have had a few get togethers there also and it is always a good time for everyone.. You can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I don't usually write negative reviews, but this place really deserves it. We attended the races in the summer on a weekend. The signage was terrible and it was difficult to manage our way around while trying to meet other family members. Once outside, there was no shade at all, except for seating areas with hundreds of chairs that were... More 

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ArlingtonIntl, Public Relations Manager at Arlington Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Arlington. We always appreciate feedback from our guests. Please know that we have noted the improvements needed for our signage efforts, and we are working during our off-season to implement changes that will allow guests to navigate our facility with more ease. Additionally, customer service is an area that we take extremely... More 

Palatine, Illinois
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193 reviews 193 reviews
60 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When you go to the track, I highly recommend that you reserve tables at the Terrace Cafe. You can go online and reserve/pay before you go. This is a fun spot, just above the track. Not only do you have a table and umbrella, and a decent lunch and appetizer menu, but you can run a tab all day. You... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Always exciting. Great fun to watch the horses and make a few bets. Really a very pleasant experience.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've been to about 20 different racetracks and Arlington park is one of the best in the world! The paddock area is great, can view from several locations, don't forget to see the John Henry/The Bart statue!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy parking, enough sun and shade for any preference and great track to see horse racing. The more friends you bring, the more fun you have.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Arlington Park is fun for the whole family depending upon the many events held here every year. Of course the races but there are many family things to do like the petting zoo. My family rented a tent and has a "surprise party" for me for my 60th birthday. They were able to bring in food and set up tables... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Arlington in season is great. I have been to many racetracks around the US. I rate Arlington as number 2 behind only Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. The landscaping at this track gets the most immediate positive attention. Food is expensive BUT for $5.00 you can bring a food basket. Overall a nice experience afternoon experience. A little pricy for... More 

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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The most beautiful track I have ever visited! Superbly manicured grounds, flowers & landscape fantastic! Clean. Most friendly staff from restaurant to bars to ushers. Every one was happy to help when they could. Great family atmosphere as well. A special family area with petting zoo and fun stuff for the kids. Great place to spend a weekend afternoon, by... More 

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