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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, Outdoors
Owner description: Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October...
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Type: Horse Tracks, Outdoors
Hours:
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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Palatine, Illinois
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185 reviews 185 reviews
57 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I'm very biased when it comes to Arlington being that I'm from here and grew up going here Saturday afternoons with my Dad. From the entrance to the food to the fantastic atmosphere you can't go wrong with Arlington Park. The only problem my father and I have here are the tellers and their managers on the 1st floor. Cashing... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you grew up coming to Arlington with your dad and that you continue to be a loyal customer. In regards to your concerns, please know that we are adding additional self-service cash out machines to reduce lines and speed up service. Additionally, we offer Arlington University, a group of... More 

Joplin, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

it was my first time at the racetrack and the food was good great seats to watch the race and had a great time

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Took the opportunity to visit this track for the first time while on a long weekend. I had not been to Chicago for many years and had only been to Sportsmans which is long gone. I had heard nothing but positives from other horse racing friends and I have to say I was not disappointed. What a beautiful well appointed... More 

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