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Arlington Park

2200 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60006
+1 847-385-7500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks
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... more » 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! « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Clean family friendly place. There is food and drink to purchase but you can also bring in coolers with food and drink to save money, Betting lines are not bad. If it gets too hot or cool outside you can always come inside. Top of the line when it comes to horse racing in Chicagoland. On the 4th of July... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So we go there for fathers day because it is supposed to have events for the kids? Well thats face painting, 1 hour wait, pony rides with a line longer then the track itself, petting pen, $1 for the smallest cup of animal food I have ever seen, some coloring station. Go there for the racing

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

Hi John, Thank you for visiting us at Arlington on Father's Day! We're sorry for the inconveniences you faced with our Daily Herald Family Day activities. Please be assured that on a typical Sunday, we do have additional Family Day activities available. However, due to the poor weather conditions we experienced on Father's Day, several of these activities had to... More

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been to this horse race track 2 times and absolutely love it. Clean, well organized, nice food and drink choices. All these things makes for a nice experience. I like the fact that there is never a long wait to place your own bets on the self service kiosks. You can seat yourself indoors or outdoors. Carry ins... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Arlington Park is a beautiful racetrack that has lost some of its luster in recent years. They don't have a many stakes races as they once did, and the individual races have less horses entered. It is still fun to go. Paying for preferred parking is worth it, and the reserved seats do make it more enjoyable. Like all businesses... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Arlington Park is a great place to watch horse racing. They also have a great Father's Day special for the family. You should check it out.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place for the fireworks on the fourth! Get there early for the music and entertainment. You can bring in a cooler with drinks and food and sit on the benches in front of the grandstand!

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to go and have a good time. Family activities are pleantiful and on wekends there is plenty to do for kids. It is a race track but one of the more pleasent inthe country. The food is good, seating is pleasent and the grounds are very nice. i highly recommend it for a date or family outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great for the family or friends. People from Chicago can ride the metra to the track. Food is good and the beer is cold.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I love going to the race track. It is a great place to spend the day. If you want to try your hand at betting it is a cheap way to spend the day. Just think you can spend $ 2 a race for 9 to 10 races. That is $20 for hours of entertainment. I can go through $... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great family day, out with friends or a date. Fun for kids of all ages. Bring snacks or buy them at the food court. Get there early for tables in the shade. Great way to spend a summer day.

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