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Arlington Park

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Address: 2200 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Phone Number: +1 847-385-7500
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3:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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Fri 3:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Sat - Sun 1:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Description: Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began...
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 and Lipton Iced Tea, it's always a great time!
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Kentucky Derby

We had a great time visiting Arlington racetrack with my husbands brother and wife. The park is super clean! The horses are gorgeous! It's so much fun when you pick the correct... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Nancy H
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great time visiting Arlington racetrack with my husbands brother and wife. The park is super clean! The horses are gorgeous! It's so much fun when you pick the correct horse that makes it to the finish line first! The weather was perfect!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Arlington Park is a great place to take the whole family. Whether you want to sit in the Grandstands and watch some great horseracing or have an amazing meal at the restaurant which provides fantastic views of the finish line (jackets required here) this is a great way to spend an afternoon. Make sure to visit the paddocks between races... More 

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chicago
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

WE have been going here for years. It is great place to sit in the sunshine and enjoy the close up thrills of horse racing. The track is immaculate. The food is good. We have brought our children there on many occasions. There is a lot of other entertainment particularly on Fridays with live bands. The weekends have activities for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Been going here on and off for 30+ years. What was once a great place for horse racing is now a place ready to close. I doubt this track will be open next year. The decline in the quality of racing and the owners decision to gouge customers. $8 to get in. $2 for kids. $5 to bring in a... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Arlington, though we're sorry to hear that you are no longer enjoying your time with us. Because Illinois law currently prevents us from offering additional gaming (slots) within our facility, we have to do our best with what we have to bring out new audiences to our facility and keep racing alive in Illinois... More 

Mount Prospect, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One the best venues for horseracing .Period. Variety of restaurants from burgers to fine dining. Some area require jackets and long pants for men. Food drink and ponies.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

the season is about to open. if it's like in the past, it's a fun time in the sun. beautiful horses, live bands on friday nights. you can walk, walk, walk or just sit. watch your cash, it can go really fast. but a fun time.

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arlington heights, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a place for drunken gamblers. If that's you, enjoy. It's a lovely setting, especially on a nice day. They have "family days" on Sundays (with kids' activities), and thy have a "junior jockey club" for young ones, too, but you will be exposing your kids to a not so savory experience. Take them somewhere really family oriented on... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Arlington, though we're sorry to hear that you don't find us to be a family-friendly destination. We work hard to create an environment where anyone will feel welcome by keeping our facility and events up to the highest of standards. This is especially true with our Family Days on Sundays, as we take pride... More 

Dowagiac, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First, you can't beat the walk from the commuter rail (it stops by the parking lot.) I had another event in Chicago that evening and decided to kill time by running up to Arlington and the trip was a breeze. I had never been to the track before and was very impressed-it's beautifully maintained, spacious, airy, with a lovely old-fashioned... More 

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Arlington Height, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

fun afternoon outdoors enjoying time with family and friends, listening to music and watching horse racing.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you have never been to a horse racing park then please go to Arlington... and if you have ever been then also please go to Arlington. This is a beautiful facility ran with class. I highly recommend buying a table or seats - the cost isn't much and it adds a lot to the experience.

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